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  • Author:agent Yu Ouyang http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/ouyang-yu
Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Diary of a Naked Official
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'Anonymous, the keeper of the diary, deputy director of a publishing company in a nameless city in China, is a happily married man with a daughter until he succumbs fully to his sexual desires, forever searching for new erotic experiences and secret liaisons. Anonymous is able to hoard a fortune, by embezzlement or corruption, with which he buys permanent resident status for his wife and daughter in the West. He stays behind in China, a situation commonly referred to as a naked official in contemporary Chinese terminology, one who has nothing to fear when exposed because his family is safely installed overseas with all his money.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Epigraph:

    Let ideals be declared void: beliefs, trifles; art, a lie; and philosophy, a joke...Let the mediocre speak of the consequences of pleasure: are not those of suffering even greater? Only the mediocre want to die of old age. Suffer, then, drink pleasure to its last dregs, cry or laugh, scream in despair or with joy, sing about death or love, for nothing will endure! Morality can only make life a long series of missed opportunities. –E. M. Cioran

    He's the most renowned atheist, the most immoral Man...He practices the most thorough and complete corruption, and he is the wickedest and most nefarious person in existence! –Marquis de Sade

    At birth, and death, our bodies naked are. –John Donne

    I said to the men who liked me: Let's not talk about love; there is no love in the this world. -F03 (a woman who had had ten sex partners by 32)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Yarraville, Footscray - Maribyrnong area, Melbourne - West, Melbourne, Victoria,: Transit Lounge , 2014 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 240p.
      Note/s:
      • Published May 2014
      ISBN: 9781921924705 (pbk), 1921924705 (pbk)

Works about this Work

Review Short : Ouyang Yu’s Diary of a Naked Official Noel King , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , October no. 55.1 2016;

— Review of Diary of a Naked Official Yu Ouyang , 2014 single work novel
Review : Diary of a Naked Official Rob Kennedy , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , July 2014; (p. 39)

— Review of Diary of a Naked Official Yu Ouyang , 2014 single work novel
The Bearable Likeness of Endless Debauchery Justin Wolfers , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 June 2014; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Diary of a Naked Official Yu Ouyang , 2014 single work novel
The Bearable Likeness of Endless Debauchery Justin Wolfers , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 June 2014; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Diary of a Naked Official Yu Ouyang , 2014 single work novel
Review : Diary of a Naked Official Rob Kennedy , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , July 2014; (p. 39)

— Review of Diary of a Naked Official Yu Ouyang , 2014 single work novel
Review Short : Ouyang Yu’s Diary of a Naked Official Noel King , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , October no. 55.1 2016;

— Review of Diary of a Naked Official Yu Ouyang , 2014 single work novel
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