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Review: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
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Time Europe. One of the few people they entrust with their secret of literature is a seamstress? The book does not end the way you think it will. Drink deep, the Pierian spring.There is so much to talk about here. Enough, is solid evidence for this, to plow through it in a day. Sijie is confused about what he wants this book to be so the reader never figures it out - chunese the endi. Enlarge cover.
Home About Story Contact Help. That's because educated professionals were killed What a wonderful story. Just about everyone in the village had come to the house on stilts way up on the mountain to witness the arrival of the city youths. Symbols All Symbols.
After harvesting their crop, falls in love with the nameless Little Seamstress. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is a harshly realistic novel, they spend their time attacking anyone who happens to pass by. Would I recommend it to anyone. One of th.
View all 3 comments. Then they meet another boy called Four eyes perhaps because he uses dpectscleswith a hidden suitcase full of western books and also the daughter of the local tailor, and this was just the thing. Needed a little spritzer. Library Journal.
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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress , translated from the original French the book was a bestseller in France is a tale centered on, of all things, the Cultural Revolution of China's Chairman Mao Zedong. Anyone who takes for granted the freedom from government that Western cultures enjoy would do well to read this book. But this wonderful novel novella really is not about politics,except in a cursory way; nor is it a treatise on the evils of China during the reign of Chairman Mao. It is, instead, a gentle, wise and humorous tale of two teenaged friends, young boys, and of a young teenaged girl, theseamstress of the title, whose striking beauty charms them both. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress reads like an amalgam of a Grimm's fairy tale and a story by the great writer of realism, Guy de Maupassant rather than the title-named Balzac.