|About the Book|
Is Dream-eating Beast a monster? Who is Ye Shit-tao? What has he got to do with the Dream-eating beast? The Dream-eating Beast came into existence with the birth of Ye Shit-tao. During his youth, Ye Shi-tao used to play in the Hulu (Gourd) alley.MoreIs Dream-eating Beast a monster? Who is Ye Shit-tao? What has he got to do with the Dream-eating beast? The Dream-eating Beast came into existence with the birth of Ye Shit-tao. During his youth, Ye Shi-tao used to play in the Hulu (Gourd) alley. While he was receiving his education, he also read books he liked. During a day when he was seventeen, his dream to be an author was fulfilled -- his writing was accepted for publication. Even after the finance of his family slid downwards, Ye Shit-tao still worked as a teacher to feed his Dream-eating Beast and his family members- although this Dream-eating Beast had caused Ye Shit-tao to go through all kinds of hardships in life, in the mean time it also shone light in the life of Ye Shit-tao, making him an important author and critic in the history of literature of Taiwan. In Looking Back at Taiwan Literature Ye Shit-tau wrote: It goes without saying that an author is like a beast feeding on dreams. How does he know that this Dream-eating beast also has the need of daily bread, and bread is nothing that can be earned by merely dreaming all day? This Dream-eating beast is the dream of Ye Shi-tau as an author, as well as the literature that he loves. Indeed, the Dream-eating beast is the very person himself. This book is the International Edition specifically published by Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Tainan City of Government with EHGBooks POD (print-on-demand) Technology, and the list price will differ from the one printed by the traditional printing house in Taiwan. We welcome global readers to purchase on demand at your discretion!