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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The title is a play on “le complexe d’Oedipe”, or “the Oedipus complex”. Hiding their most valuable treasure, the boys are able to transit to different worlds full of love, adventure and freedom, things they believed are lost for them forever.

It is superficial, reactionary, unintentionally surreal, and probably owes both its totemic content and popularity to Dai Sijie’s previous life as a film maker. Can someone please let me know what audience you think this is suited for. To ask other readers questions about Balzac y la joven costurera chinaplease sign up.

During the Cultural Revolution in China, when Mao Zedong was at the pinnacle of his glory, he launched a campaign that would leave the country profoundly altered. I should have loved this.

This was a delightful little story, but suffered greatly from lack of character development. He himself became a skilled tailor. 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 they can travel around to other villages, steal forbidden books and read, as well as go to balzzc to become the village storytellers.


Balzac y la joven costurera china

There, h Dai Sijie was born in China in Is this a cautionary tale about women? It reads more like a parable or a short story than coxturera novel.

The story principally deals with the cultural universality of great literature and its redeeming power. There is not even enough information for readers to fill in the gaps on their own.

The Little Seamstress is their love interest, a daughter of a village tailor, whom they are feeding forbidden Western literature in order to make her more cultured.

Dai Sijie was born in China in Some decisions made by Dai Sijie in the writing of this book was rather strange, imo. Trivia About Balzac and the Li Given the shortness of the story it’s difficult to take sides. This novel has all the ingredients to be a charming love story, but fails to deliver when it matters most. The Little Seamstress is their love interest, a daught I had a dream about this book yesterday, when I was about one-third in: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Unfortunately, it also left many scenes unresolved and without explanation of the point the author was trying to make.

These supposedly teenage boys in the 20th century speak with an affectation that feels unrelatable and false. The thing with the old 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? This story is cute, kind of odd, and without much plot or character development. The book reads like an outline where the reader can see just where he or she would be interested in reading more, but unfortunately is denied that opportunity.

The best I can do after finishing this book is The most interesting part was the story of Four-Eyes, his mother, the suitcase and the folk songs. 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 stuff about villagers’ clothes suddenly being made in the 19th century French style was unbelievable I can’t remember anything so detailed in the “Count of Monte Cristo”.


It says National Bestseller on the front, and I have to wonder how that happened.

The narrator’s feelings are only touched on briefly and the living conditions of living through Halzac cultural revolution could have been explored in more detail. There, he acquired a passion for movies and became a director. But i had to skim the parts about The Count of Monte Cristo because i’m planning on reading it later on and it almost ruined it for me.

The novel has been translated into twenty-five languages, and finally into his mother tongue after the movie adaptation.

He wants a better version of l, one that he creates. Still, focusing on the little love story here, there’s something that really bothers me. The ending which does seems believable, is filled with woes that are hard to look past in the grand scheme of the book. It became an object of veneration, almost. I picked up this book because one of my best friends lent it to me.

I don’t ever feel anything for these people. Ddai and the narrator are a team, who go through every trouble or mischief together. She doesn’t have to be called Chinese let’s start there since they are in China, but whatever. I’m not sure what i was expecting from this book, but i was disappointed by what i got.

Overall, this novel simply feels like a modern retelling of the ancient T story of Pygmalion. Refresh and try again. Jan Edmonds I’ll check out the movie.