Jottings under Lamplight

November 1, 2020
Jottings under Lamplight

Lu Xun (1881–1936) is widely considered the greatest writer oftwentieth-century China. Although primarily known for his two slimvolumes of short fiction, he was a prolific, inventive essayist.These 62 essays—20 translated for the first time—showcase hisversatility as a master of prose forms and his brilliance as acultural critic.