Buying a Fishing Rod for my Grandfather - Signed - Gao Xingjian 2004 - Harper Collins Publishers Inc., New York - First Edition in English Written between 1983 and 1990, these beautifully translated stories take as their themes the fragility of love and life, and the haunting power of memory.

First edition of this short story collection, signed by the Nobel Prize winning author. Translated from the Chinese by Mabel Lee.
  Gao Xingjian is a Chinese émigré novelist, playwright, and critic who in 2000 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature ‘for an oeuvre of universal validity, bitter insights and linguistic ingenuity’. He is also a noted translator (particularly of Samuel Beckett and Eugene Ionesco), screenwriter, stage director, and a celebrated painter. In 1998, Gao was granted French citizenship. Gao's drama is considered to be fundamentally absurdist in nature and avant-garde in his native China. His prose works tend to be less celebrated in China but are highly regarded elsewhere in Europe and the West.

Octavo (19.1 x 13.2 cm) pp. [12] 127 [5]. In publisher’s cream paper covered boards, spine lettered in red gilt, dust jacket front flap priced ‘USA $17.95 Canada $27.95’ to upper corner and numbered 0204 to lower corner.
  Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket   Ref: 108933   Price: HK$ 2,200