Balzac And The Little Chinese Seamstress –

Balzac And The Little Chinese Seamstress In this enchanting tale about the magic of reading and the wonder of romantic awakening, two hapless city boys are exiled to a remote mountain village for reeducation during China s infamous Cultural Revolution There they meet the daughter of the local tailor and discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation As they flirt with the seamstress and secretly devour these banned works, they find transit from their grim surroundings to worlds they never imagined

10 thoughts on “Balzac And The Little Chinese Seamstress

  1. Jim Fonseca Jim Fonseca says:

    Two urban Chinese boys, 17 and 18 when the story starts, are sent to a farming village to do rural work as part of their re education under Mao s cultural revolution Their terms are indefinite because their parents, doctors and dentists, were considered bour

  2. Will Byrnes Will Byrnes says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Set during the early 1970 s, when Mao sent the intellectuals to the provinces to be re educated to life as peasants, two young men are assigned to a small, remote village One plays a

  3. J.I. J.I. says:

    A charming book, written with astute quickness, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is both erudite and approachable It is full of details that absolutely make the scenes pop with vividness, but it does not dawdle over what is not necessary It is a story with a

  4. Emilie Emilie says:

    On its surface, this book has all the ingredients for a really interesting read a fascinating historical period, potentially interesting characters, and the frequently quite compelling topic of the use or function of literature within literature Unfortunately, I felt li

  5. Vanessa Vanessa says:

    Sweet charming story with a fable quality The story revolves around a part of history that I feel somewhat ignorant about, the story takes place during the Chinese cultural revolution a time in history where communism was a means to suppress and take away individuality Life

  6. TK421 TK421 says:

    Imagine for a moment that all the books you own are taken from you, pulped or set ablaze, labeled as libelous, unworthy to what your new home now thinks and practices What would you do How would this make you feel Then, as if the act of destruction upon your books was not enoug

  7. Shelley Shelley says:

    This story is cute, kind of odd, and without much plot or character development Dai Sijie s first novel tells the story about two teenage boys sent to the mountains in China for re education under the Maoist regime Sijie himself was re educated from 1971 to 1974, which is when this

  8. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Balzac Et La Petite Tailleuse Chinoise Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Dai SijieBalzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is a semi autobiographical novel written by Dai Sijie, and published in 2000 in French and in English in 2001.The novel, written by Dai Sijie, is about two

  9. Petra-X Petra-X says:

    This is a gentle, magical book, quite unlike any other I have ever read The author really gets into the minds of the two boys and the seamstress and the tiny, colourful life they create together despite the poverty of mountain village and the oppression of the Cultural Revolution The endin

  10. Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell says:

    Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestI read BALZAC AND THE LITTLE CHINESE SEAMSTRESS for the first time when I was a very young teenager I applaud my mom for giving this to me because, like a fine wine, this book is easy to consume when young, but gets better for age Under 200 pages, with spare

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