Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

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AUTHOR
Dai Sijie
DIMENSION
11,35 MB
FILE NAME
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress.pdf
ISBN
4620523302263

DESCRIPTION

1971: Mao's cultural Revolution is at its peak. Two sons of doctors, sent to 're-education' camps, forced to carry buckets of excrement up and down mountain paths, have only their sense of humour to keep them going. Although the attractive daughter of the local tailor also helps to distract them from the task at hand. The boys' true re-education starts, however, when they discover a hidden suitcase packed with the great Western novels of the nineteenth century. Their lives are transformed. And not only their lives: after listening to the stories of Balzac, the little seamstress will never be the same again.

Stealing a departing student's secret cache of forbidden books of classic western literature such as the works of Honore de Balzac, they set about to woo her and teach her things she had never imagined. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (French: Balzac et la petite tailleuse chinoise) is a semi- autobiographical novel written by Dai Sijie, and published in 2000 in French and in English in 2001. A film based on his novel directed by Dai was released in 2002. A charming book, written with astute quickness, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is both erudite and approachable.

We follow them along the ancient stone steps up the mountain, where the differences between revolutionary peasants and reactionary city-dwellers first appear. Luo and Ma are struggling, fatigued up the steps in their store bought shoes, while the peasants take one step at ... The boys find their salvation in two discoveries: a hidden cache of Chinese translations of western classics and the beautiful daughter of the local tailor.

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