Michael Hofmann: Yiyun Li
14 June 2017
Show More Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life by Yiyun Li.
Hamish Hamilton, 208 pp., £14.99, February 2017, 978 0 241 28395 0Show More
“... the Smallgoods Renaissance’. ‘Now we have Sony and Panasonic; we have Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson,’ one of Li’s speakers notes, with as much historiographic brilliance. I tried hard to find some single simple principle by which this world, Li’s world, might be distinguished: is it bleakness, is it ...”