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It recounts the story of a pair of friends who become good friends with a local seamstress while spending time in a countryside village, where they have been sent for ‘re-education’ during the Cultural Revolution see Down to the Countryside Movement. While Sijie builds tension very well he never really delivers. He himself became a skilled tailor. Basically they just found some dirty French books and liked them. I feel it capitalized on Western stereotypes and failed to present any real human story.

Given the shortness of the story it’s difficult to take sides. The boys seem to have little to no emotional connection to halzac is happening to their parents, what is happening to the culture, the country, no sense of loss or discovery. The English translation released in is titled Mr. One of my biggest pet peeves is when male authors create two-dimensional female characters, i. Una poesia che, purtroppo, non ho riscontrato nel romanzo, balzzc non mi ha emozionato e le cui aspettative si sono sciolte come neve al sole.

This was in fact just one-third of the book. Leider hat es der Autor zudem nie geschafft, die ernste Lage in der sich die beiden Protagonisten befinden glaubhaft darzustellen.

Balzac y La Joven Costurera China

There is so much potential in this novella, that it is incredibly frustrating to see it ultimately fail. The best I can do after finishing this book is The story of children growing up after the Cultural Revolution in China. Then they try to find ways to get the friend to loan them books, and one of them uses a book to woo the tailor’s daughter.


He also wrote and directed an adaptation of Costurfra and the Little Chinese Seamstress, released in They steal a suitcase filled with classic Western novels from another man being reeducated, and decide to enrich the seamstress’ life by exposing her to great literature.

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A short read–and certainly an interesting one–but not particularly enjoyable. Some decisions made by Dai Sijie in the writing of this book was rather strange, imo. The ending which does seems believable, is filled with woes that are hard to look past in the grand scheme of the book. Lists with This Book. Tja, balsac soll ich sagen?

Balzac y la joven costurera china by Dai Sijie (2 star ratings)

This book tells of the power costurea literature to impact people’s lives. Moreover, the novel is told in the past tense from the first person, and This book tells of the power of literature to impact people’s lives. But now that I have given it some thought, this story was never about the two b Sometimes a story has such an unsatisfying ending that I would rather have not read it at all.

They are still growing up while living there and discover all sorts of new feelings: This was a delightful little story, but suffered greatly from lack of character development. The story principally deals with the cultural universality of great literature and its redeeming power.

Can someone please let me know what audience balzqc think this is suited for. Ka re-education consists of hard manual work: This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Also, the narrator only tells the story from his point of view, which makes it difficult to understand Luo’s position completely. You can also argue, that he might like the looks of costudera little seamstress enough to be with her and get her pregnantbut she’s not enough enough, you know?


Balzac y la joven costurera china

The book starts of fine, a quick and interesting plot captivates the readers and the authors imagery techniques compliment that beautifully. However there are many flaws with this story that are hard to overlook. However, I disapprove of abandoning characters after they have outlived their uses.

The historical nugget of “re-education” during the Cultural Revolution of China intrigues, but unfortunately the characters are flat and virtually emotionless. Sijie himself was re-educated from towhich is when this novel takes place.

Preview — Balzac y la joven costurera china by Dai Sijie. Sometimes a story has such an unsatisfying ending that I would rather have not read it at all.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Part chiina me wanted to credit the book for creating a condition of clarity in a contradiction or dialectic, as the surrealists apparently tried so balzxc to do. It has something to do with jovrn dream, I suppose, lol. I could not connect or sympathize completely with the characters, and in that the story was ruined for me.

The Little Seamstress is their love galzac, a daught I had a dream about this book yesterday, when I was about one-third in: It fits in well with the revelation, from “The History of Surrealism”, that many surrealists such as Dali transitioned into full-fledged fascists.