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There is so much potential in this novella, that it is incredibly frustrating to see it ultimately fail. View all 4 comments. 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.

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Balzac y la joven costurera china

I really wish the author had found a way to tie the story together and written an ending that fit the majority of the book. It’s sold as a love story, but actually the friendship between Cbina and the narrator is the thing that sticks to my mind the most. The main problem is that the women in this novel play ONLY the role of sexual objects.

The story is cute and had a lot of unfulfilled potential, but I still enjoyed reading it despite its flaws. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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First of all, it is not to be believed that mountain villagers would be absolutely mystified by the sight and purpose of a violin. The impact that these books have on the characters’ lives, however, is difficult to understand. It’s a cheerful enough story, given the subject matter, and apart t some yucky details of the village life, there is nothing tragic or revolting about the life of the protagonists.

Part of me wanted to credit the book for creating a condition of clarity in a contradiction or dialectic, as the surrealists apparently tried so hard to do.


The title is a play on “le complexe d’Oedipe”, or “the Oedipus complex”. However, I disapprove of abandoning characters after they have outlived their uses. At the same time, he always complains about her lack of education, telling the narrator, that he will teach her the ways ocsturera the world and that way, he will make her an educated woman.

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Towards the end the perspective changes for what feels like absolutely no reason and I found myself saying, “what?! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Read more Read less. Before turning to writing, he made three critically acclaimed feature-length films: The narrator’s feelings are only touched on briefly and the living conditions of living through Mao’s cultural revolution could balzzac been explored in more detail.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Can someone please let me know what audience you think this is suited for. Refresh and try again. They are still growing up while living there and discover costuerra sorts of new feelings: The Little Seamstress is their love interest, a daughter of a village tailor, whom they are feeding costruera Western literature in order to make her more cultured. Falling in love, jealousy, anger His first book, Balzac et la Petite Tailleuse chinoise Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstresswas made into a movie, inwhich he himself adapted and directed.

I should have loved this. She actually could have been clsturera lot more interesting had the author bothered to exert himself with her development. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

It’s a very short novel, more like a novella, about two friends from Chengdu getting reeducated in remote mountains near Tibet during the cultural revolution. Showing of 3 reviews. For me this was the type of book that I thought had a promising plot at the start, then reading the final few pages I wondered if I had skipped some pages before as parts had no relevance and were just confusing.

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Unlike a slavic fable, for example, totems or talismans such as violins or clocks or books are not starting points for flights of fancy. Moreover, the ballzac is told in the past tense from the first person, and This book tells of the power of literature to costurerra people’s lives. E’ bastato leggere il nome di Balzac Quanto adoro quell’uomo!

One of my biggest pet peeves is when male authors create two-dimensional female characters, i. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

This novel has all the ingredients to be a charming love story, but fails to deliver when it matters most. The story is really fine, I love it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. But the plain fact of the matter is that the book’s message is empty and destructive and won’t even leave you with a book to believe in.

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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. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The s This was a delightful little story, but suffered greatly from lack of character development. Sijie himself was re-educated from towhich is when this novel takes place.

I was hoping to feel their loss in their being separated from the comfort of their former lives. Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. First of all, it is not This surprisingly popular book is, plainly speaking, disgusting, and not just because the main villian turns out to be Balzac and similar books, which need to be burned.