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Originally self published in on Union ePUB #9734HT Tsiang's hallucinatory uasi experimental novel Hanging on Union Suare explores leftist politics in Depression era The Hanging eBook #239 New York an era of union busting and food lines in an ambitious style that brilliantly blends Gertrude Stein's playful language with Hanging on Union Epub #181 the political satire o. HT Tsiang s The Hanging on Union Suare is an absurdist comic adventure similar in plot to Bunyan s Pilgrim s Progress only instead of an early modern everyman attempting to find Christian salvation in a postlapsarian world it features instead a depression era American trying to get money in downtown Manhattan among conmen sexual deviants and various and sundry anti capitalist radicals Along the way he gets caught up in a public suicide performance art project that a thriving corporate America desperately wants to monetize The novel is as crazy as it sounds and I thoroughly enjoyed it though I have a taste for the odd and absurd that I m not sure many other people share The novel is so unlike most other books published So much so in fact that the author was forced to self publish it back in the 30s because it was rejected by everyone else Lucky for us Penguin Classics has republished it this year I d say if you enjoyed the early Tao Lin novels and would like to see that style combined with John Dos Passos socialist social commentary before a trip to the Soviet Union and his experience in the Spanish Civil War disillusioned him with leftism then The Hanging on Union Suare is for you Brenda has a dragon in her blood on Union ePUB #9734HT Tsiang's hallucinatory uasi experimental novel Hanging Divan Of Rudaki on Union Suare explores leftist politics in Depression era The Hanging eBook #239 New York an era Choice Stories for Children of union busting and food lines in an ambitious style that brilliantly blends Gertrude Stein's playful language with Hanging Öbür Divan on Union Epub #181 the political satire Summary of Homo Deus o. HT Tsiang s The Hanging Koldbrann - parte 1: Rebeldes on Union Suare is an absurdist comic adventure similar in plot to Bunyan s Pilgrim s Progress The Teams Milking Cow only instead A Wolfs Desire Reluctant Mates of an early modern everyman attempting to find Christian salvation in a postlapsarian world it features instead a depression era American trying to get money in downtown Manhattan among conmen sexual deviants and various and sundry anti capitalist radicals Along the way he gets caught up in a public suicide performance art project that a thriving corporate America desperately wants to monetize The novel is as crazy as it sounds and I thoroughly enjoyed it though I have a taste for the Via Suez (British): Blue Funnel Line (Merchant Navy Series Book 3) odd and absurd that I m not sure many Zenith other people share The novel is so unlike most A Pale Light in the Black other books published So much so in fact that the author was forced to self publish it back in the 30s because it was rejected by everyone else Lucky for us Penguin Classics has republished it this year I d say if you enjoyed the early Tao Lin novels and would like to see that style combined with John Dos Passos socialist social commentary before a trip to the Soviet Union and his experience in the Spanish Civil War disillusioned him with leftism then The Hanging

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A single hour of the day Tsiang's style combines satirical allegory with snatches of poetry newspaper uotations non seuiturs and slogans as well as elements of classical and contemporary Chinese literature Adventurous and unclassifiable in its combination of avant garde and proletarian concerns Hanging on Union Suare is a major rediscovery of a uniuely American voice.. Mr Tsiang takes us on a surrealist s journey in the LES during the Great Depression Era We follow Mr Nut an everyday schmo just trying to make his way up in the world but not uite catching a break He is not a smart man but he has his honor and his pride which don t always work in his favor He is relatable as are all of Tsiang s symbolic characters Ms Digger who only goes for rich men Stubborn who cannot keep a job because she doesn t dig deep enough Mr Wiseguy the opportunist always trying to get over and Mr System the greedy businessman whom Mr Nut once wanted to embody but isn t so sure about any The novel is driven by story It supposes how man decides to survive his class Tsiang s writing style is simple but earnest like Mr Nut himself There is a bit of political poetry reminiscent of Chinese propaganda However the lack of literary form is not a distraction as it could be to some It is a freedom to address a message that Capitalism is the root of evil in man That it causes men and women to lose their morals in their desperation to escape That Communism just might be the solution to this whole mess A thought provoking read into the mind of a Chinese American activist of the 30 s Highly recommend Krismis van Map Jacobs of the day Tsiang's style combines satirical allegory with snatches Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods of poetry newspaper uotations non seuiturs and slogans as well as elements Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche of classical and contemporary Chinese literature Adventurous and unclassifiable in its combination Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, of avant garde and proletarian concerns Hanging Mensa Riddles Conundrums on Union Suare is a major rediscovery Julie of the Wolves of a uniuely American voice.. Mr Tsiang takes us The Right Swipe on a surrealist s journey in the LES during the Great Depression Era We follow Mr Nut an everyday schmo just trying to make his way up in the world but not uite catching a break He is not a smart man but he has his honor and his pride which don t always work in his favor He is relatable as are all Touched of Tsiang s symbolic characters Ms Digger who Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa only goes for rich men Stubborn who cannot keep a job because she doesn t dig deep enough Mr Wiseguy the Ugly Fish opportunist always trying to get The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives over and Mr System the greedy businessman whom Mr Nut Little Gods once wanted to embody but isn t so sure about any The novel is driven by story It supposes how man decides to survive his class Tsiang s writing style is simple but earnest like Mr Nut himself There is a bit Der Schweizerische Robinson of political poetry reminiscent Ensorcelled The Erotic Adventures of Jane in the Jungle Book 9 of Chinese propaganda However the lack The Poems The Collected Works of W B Yeats of literary form is not a distraction as it could be to some It is a freedom to address a message that Capitalism is the root Sylvia Pankhurst of evil in man That it causes men and women to lose their morals in their desperation to escape That Communism just might be the solution to this whole mess A thought provoking read into the mind Attack of Apollyon: Revenge of the Locusts of a Chinese American activist Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere An Illustrated Introduction Tuttle Martial Arts of the 30 s Highly recommend

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F Carl Sandberg's prose fables It follows the peripatetic musings of a young man throughout a single day that takes him from a worker's cafeteria to a world of dinner clubs and sexual exploitation in the highest echelons of society and back again to the streets of Greenwich Village where starving families rub shoulders with the recently evicted Each chapter comprises. A strange take on America in the 1930s the Depression the New Deal Communism Socialism Capitalism written by an eccentric Chinese intellectual philosopher and actor Worth reading


10 thoughts on “The Hanging on Union Suare

  1. says:

    This book deserves to be well known It's a story set in the Depression focusing on a guy sitting in a restaurant who gets a bill for 10 cents but he's lost a nickel and only has 5 cents So he sits there all day long trying to find his lost nickel and trying to borrow a nickel from someone else in the restaurant The story d

  2. says:

    HT Tsiang's 1935 novel originally rejected by every publisher and printed by the author himself has finally gotten the Penguin Classic treatm

  3. says:

    HT Tsiang's The Hanging on Union Suare is an absurdist comic adventure similar in plot to Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress only instead of an early modern everyman attempting to find Christian salvation in a postlapsarian world it featur

  4. says:

    As it is written in the introduction to this book reading this is like stepping inside someone else's hallucination It is very odd and I still can't uite figure out what it is that I read

  5. says:

    This short novel 174 pages of text aligns with the satirical work of George Schuyler's 1931 Black No More; it plays broadly but bitterly as a critiue of class and limitations of social movement on American bodies The last fifteen pages are especially biting offering the connective tissue to texts as varied as John Dos Passos's USA trilogy

  6. says:

    A strange take on America in the 1930s the Depression the New Deal Communism Socialism Capitalism written by an eccentric Chinese intellectual philosopher and actor Worth reading

  7. says:

    More accurately 355 starsA bizarre melange of style and form The Hanging On Union Suare is indebted primarily to socialist realismrevolutionary romanticism and agitprop drama both contemporary to Tsiang in New York where he was living as a leftist agitator and student I'm not sure I'd call the novel a success it is however at the very least an interesting mess of a book The plot meanders in fits and starts the characters are unsurprisingl

  8. says:

    Mr Tsiang takes us on a surrealist’s journey in the LES during the Great Depression Era We follow Mr Nut an everyday schmo just tryi

  9. says:

    A strange but fascinating glimpse into an era in American history that feels suspiciously similar to our own HT Tsiang was a Chinese American poet and troublemaker who was active during the Great Depression He self publishe

  10. says:

    After finishing The Hanging on Union Suare it's easy to see why publishers would have been reticent to take a chance on this book in 1935 it's a bold novel even by today's standards HT Tsiang's socialist Communist? Leftist? Whatever labels are dumb allegory centering around protagonist Nut's travels around Unio

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