Soul Mountain , by Gao Xingjian, translated by Mabel Lee. HarperCollins, 510 pages, $27.
Gao Xingjian trails a heavy aura of ex nihilo . Who is this guy? When he won the Nobel Prize–the first Chinese writer to do so–there was no guardian exegete, no Sontag, no Roth, no Kundera to provide us with a Read More