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In the first place, the characters are not very well-fleshed out. Overall, this novel simply feels like a modern retelling of the ancient Greek story of Pygmalion. This is kind of a mild Shakespeare tragedy, Chinese-style.

Unfortunately, it also left many scenes unresolved and without explanation of the point the author was trying to make. However, I disapprove of abandoning characters after they have outlived their uses. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

All i can conclude with is that the story was lacking in emotion and at some times pointless. The book and the trip out left me feeling a queer sort of empty, as if all the false hope of, say, a Balzac novel had been ripped abruptly from me. I could not connect chinna sympathize completely with the characters, and in that the story was ruined for me. The thing with the xhina preacher helping the protagonists with their trouble don’t want to make any spoilers also struck me as not too well thought out, for why would he want to help them with this particular problem?

Balzac y la joven costurera blzac by Dai Sijie. 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. There’s not much to really say, except that it’s about these two teen friends who have to be “reeducated” but the reeducation doesn’t seem serious as Well that was disappointing.


Cosutrera me it was the ultimate book: Thanks for telling us about the problem. This book was only so-so. Before turning to writing, he made balzwc critically acclaimed feature-length films: I had a dream about this book yesterday, when I was about one-third in: I liked the cover a lot, by the way.

Balzac y La Joven Costurera China

He just loves her. It’s a cheerful enough story, given the subject matter, and apart from some yucky details of the village life, there is nothing tragic or revolting about the life of the protagonists. He even alludes to some physical problem–as though he were injured on the job and left disabled–but he does not describe any injury nor does he seem handicapped during the rest of the book.

This book tells of the power of literature to impact people’s lives. It became an object of veneration, almost. Still, focusing on the little love story here, there’s something that really costueera me. 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.

E’ bastato leggere il nome di Balzac Quanto adoro quell’uomo! Balac really wish the author had found a jovn to tie the story together and written an ending that fit the majority of the book. It was clear from the beginning that the seamstress was going to be the object of fantasy, desire, awakening, etc.

I forced myself to finish this in order to practice finishing books, costjrera I usually abandon books part-way through if I don’t love them. And here I’ve finally gotten to it because it’s short and I’m disappointed.

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In my opinion, there’s not nearly enough fiction out there covering China’s Cultural Revolution, and the fact that this centers on the story of two young men, sons of dissidents, relocated costureda re-education, who discover the world of French csturera and literature through banned books, should have made this one of my favorite novels ever. He doesn’t care about her education, he doesn’t want to turn her into a better, brighter version of herself.


They hide their treasure, the forbidden books, together, they steal them together or work in the fields together. The girl leaves them both, says something about Balzac, and starts walking to the nearest city.

Costuera book starts of fine, a quick and interesting plot captivates the readers and the dhina imagery techniques compliment cyina beautifully. They try to be sneaky and smuggle banned books.

Feb 25, P. Want to Read saving…. 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.

I have questions that will never be answered, mainly on what will happen to the main characters — the two boys Ma and Lou, and their seamstress friend.

E’ la storia di due giovani ragazzi che leggono di nascosto alcuni libri che sono stati proibiti dal regime di Mao, tra cui Balzac, appunto, Dumas, e molti altri.

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The most interesting part was the story of Four-Eyes, his mother, the suitcase and the folk songs. It gave me a reading list of canonical Western texts without showing what it is that makes these texts so powerful.

Then they try to find ways to get the friend to loan them books, and one of them uses a book to cuina the tailor’s daughter.