"Fire spreads and rages underground, and once the lava’s broken through it will burn up all the weeds, along with the tall trees. Thereupon, therefore, nothing else will rot."
Matt Turner has brought new life to one of Lu Xun's more downbeat bodies of work. He and I talk about the whys and hows of this endeavour. Fire does indeed rage underground.
// Discussed in this Episode //
- Formerly published by Foreign Language Press as Wild Grass - translated by Glays Yang & Yang Xianyi
- Nick Admussen baihuawen article