DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2014.07.002
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LIU Xi, WANG Xiao-yan

Abstract: (1939-2014) does not catch readers' attention until his popular novel The Bridges of Madison County (1996) wins him great admirations since its publication in 1992 which brings him instant success. The story explores the dilemma between responsibility of family and fulfillment of desires. Set in America in the 1960s, the novel is woven by the romantic story of the two middle-aged man and woman after they countered and gathered together for four days. Though simple in plot, it really deserves detailed interpret…

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