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Shen Congwen

Shen Congwen (December 28, 1902–May 10, 1988) was a revolutionary novelist, essayist, and poet.
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Recollections of Western Hunan is a collection of the letters and essays of Chinese novelist Shen Congwen. Describing his childhood and life in Western Hunan between 1902 and 1937, this collection paints a vivid picture of both the idyllic beauty and turmoil of life in a province once known as the “bandit area,” a countryside shrouded in mystery, mysticism, and chaos.
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