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What I got was boredom and disappointment. Dai Sijie was born in China in The story principally deals with the cultural universality of balza literature and its redeeming power.
Secondly, the politics feel distant and abstract in the novel.
Feb 25, P. Return to Book Page. It’s sold as a love story, but actually the friendship between Luo and the narrator is the thing that sticks to my mind the most. Leider jove es der Autor zudem jovej geschafft, die ernste Lage in der sich die beiden Protagonisten befinden glaubhaft darzustellen. I was hoping to feel their loss in their being separated from the comfort of their former lives.
In fact, upon observing her newfound fashion statement, Luo states “All that time we spent reading to her has certainly paid off.
Balzac y la joven costurera china by Dai Sijie (2 star ratings)
I had a dream about this book yesterday, when I was about one-third in: Some decisions made by Dai Sijie in the writing of this book was rather strange, imo.
She doesn’t have to be called Chinese let’s start there since they are in China, but whatever.
Quotes from Balzac y la joven Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It has something to do with my dream, I suppose, lol. Also, the narrator only tells the story from his point of view, which makes it difficult to understand Luo’s position completely. Which I guess makes me realize that Sijie seemed so concerned with showing off his erudition that he got too lazy to flesh out the characters or plot. Maybe great for people who knows a lot of Chinese Revolutions, because they can appreciate the details in this book better than I do.
Balzac y La Joven Costurera China
The villagers spoke pretty poetic language, and not exactly the kind that common, uneducated people would use because there are many kinds of poetry in the world. 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 jovej they can travel around to other villages, steal forbidden books and read, as well as go to movies to become the village storytellers.
The best I can do after finishing this book is The historical nugget of “re-education” during the Cultural Revolution of China intrigues, but unfortunately the characters are flat and virtually emotionless.
I liked the cover a lot, by the way. As well as for one of the boys jiven befriend the little seamstress and knock her up before leaving it up to his friend to try and find her a place for an abortion when it’s illegal to not only have an abortion, but to get married before 25 years of age.
Well that was disappointing. What I felt was insincerity, mostly. There are enough better, more complex, and humanizing books and films about the Cultural Revolution that this doesn’t really hold up in comparison.
Basically they just found some dirty French books and liked them.
Balzac y la joven costurera china
The story is cute and had a lot of unfulfilled potential, but I still enjoyed reading it ka its flaws. He grew up working in his fathers tailor shop.
They are still growing up while living there and discover all sorts of new feelings: Okay, I guess, mostly weird. It is superficial, reactionary, unintentionally surreal, and probably owes both its totemic content and popularity to Dai Sijie’s previous life as a oa maker. A short read–and certainly an interesting one–but not particularly enjoyable.