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Silage Choppers and Snake Spirits

by | 19 April 2010 | 2 Comments | Last modified: 20 Apr 3:15 am

I don’t think CSG has yet mentioned the recent biography of Joan Hinton: Silage Choppers and Snake Spirits, written by Dao-yuan Chou and published last year in the Philippines by Ibon Press. Unfortunately the book is devilishly hard to come by unless you’re in the Philippines, or have some connection to ‘the Hinton farm’. I’m still waiting for my copy, but the web reviews I’ve seen suggest the book is well worth reading.


John Sexton’s review at China.org.cn and Bobby Tuazon’s review at Bulatlat.

UPDATE: G. has pointed out a number of other reviews of the book that came out last summer:

Bernard Karganilla in Malaya; reviews by Giovanni Tapang and Elmer A. Ordoñez in the Manila Times, and and a review from
Faura Online

Very reliable sources say the farm is out of copies, as is the publisher, at least until the next printing.

Six copies of the book are available for $21 (as of 12 hours ago) at Eastwind Books in Berkeley CA, confirmed in a phone call to the store by S.

Thanks for the info everyone!


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