Chinese Literature

Use at least two examples from the story to explain why “On the Road at Eighteen” can be regarded as a representative work of Chinese avant-garde literature.

*** Avant-garde refers to works that are experimental and push boundaries. Avant-garde writers and artists reject mainstream culture and conventions. For them, innovation and thinking differently are the fastest routes to social change and making a statement. As totally radical as the avant-garde is, it’s still a pretty broad term. Scores of literary techniques, genres, and movements all fall under its inventive umbrella. We’re talking about techniques like concrete  and flarf  poetry, genres like magical realism  and bizarro fiction, and movements like the Beats and the Theater of the Absurd

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