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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. Can someone please let me know what audience you think this is suited for.

First of all, it is not to be believed that mountain villagers would be absolutely mystified by the sight and purpose of a violin. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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I had a dream about this book yesterday, when I was about one-third in: I forced myself to finish this in order to practice finishing books, since I usually abandon books part-way through if I don’t love them.

He just loves her.

So Mao was, after all, right? Return to Book Page. Paperbackpages. Well that was disappointing.

Balzac y La Joven Costurera China

I forced myself to finish this in order to learn how to commit to things. The novel has been translated into ccosturera languages, and finally into his mother tongue after the movie adaptation. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


What next, little Chiba This book tells of the power of literature to impact people’s lives. Falling in love, jealousy, anger The girl leaves them both, says something about Balzac, and starts walking to the nearest city.

The story is cute and had a lot of unfulfilled potential, but I still enjoyed reading it despite its flaws. The re-education consists of hard manual work: Also, the narrator only tells the story from his point of view, which makes it difficult to understand Luo’s position completely.

The s This was a delightful little story, but suffered greatly from lack of character development. The book goes on to accidentally confirm what I’m saying by revealing that the widely known and widely respected village tailor had seen one similar on the wall every day for years when he’d worked as an apprentice for another man in the village?

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

The reference to Stallone, under Mao’s regime, was weird too. Nevertheless, I would be lying, if I didn’t say I was hoping for the narrator to “get the girl” in the end. We get some hints that nebbish boy feels he had somehow been part of a betrayal, but not enough. Sometimes a story has such an unsatisfying ending that I would rather have not read it at costureta. The stuff about villagers’ clothes suddenly being made in the balzc century French style was unbelievable I can’t remember anything so detailed in the “Count of Monte Cristo”.


Luo decides that the seamstress is too uncultured and uneducated for him and he is determined to educate her and make her more sophisticated so that they can be together. Books by Dai Sijie. Trying to make the little seamstress a more educated young woman, Luo reads some of the stories to her, not knowing that he will change her life forever.

In the end, the nalzac works but she ends up becoming too cultured for him and longs for the life of the city. He lives in Paris and writes in French.

Balzac y la joven costurera china

It recounts the travels of a Chinese man whose philosophy has been influenced by French psychoanalyst thought. Only a short story, not bad but not exciting either.

Two teenaged boys are sent to the mountains during the Cultural Revolution to be “re-educated,” meaning “turned into peasants,” because their parents are well-educated and considered bourgeois elite. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The ending is slow and boring. A quick read for the story, but ultimately sort of empty.