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They try to be sneaky and smuggle banned books. I ballzac sorry about it, just surprised, like “oh, really, that’s it? And here I’ve finally gotten to it because it’s short and I’m disappointed. Balzac y la joven costurera china by Dai Sijie. There, h Dai Sijie was born in China in The story of children growing up after the Cultural Revolution in China.

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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. Tja, was soll ich sagen? They only gain a kind of false value as “found objects” in the surrealist style, mundane objects which are given significance and quickly forgotten because they were temporarily confusing. For me, “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress” is closer to a short story balsac anything else, because it has roughly pages which makes it finish-able in one day.

Open Preview See a Problem? And there is a dearth of human stories coming out of midth century China, so we could have done with a good one.


I’m glad that she got away at the end and realized her own value, but do we even know who she is? The dialogue even spoken is unnatural.

Sijie himself was re-educated from towhich is when this novel takes place. Chiha June 28th by Salamandra first published Dai Sijie was born in China in There is so much potential in this novella, that it is incredibly frustrating to see it ultimately fail.

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Basically they just found some dirty French books and liked them. These novels also serve to sustain the two companions during this difficult time.

It retold an old tale without bringing much that was new to the story. The s This was a delightful little story, but suffered greatly from lack of character development. There is not even enough information for readers to fill in the gaps on their own. Luo and his friend are barely eighteen when they have to leave their home and move into a village in which they will be turned into respectable communists and workers.

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I feel it capitalized on Western stereotypes and failed to present any real human story. This novel has all the ingredients to be a charming love story, but fails to deliver when it matters most. Nor is it possible that adjusting the time on one enthralling looking clock from the city would confuse villagers into thinking that their city transplants didn’t have to work that day.


These supposedly teenage boys in the 20th century speak with an affectation that feels unrelatable and false. The boys seem to have little to no emotional connection to what is happening to their parents, what is happening to the culture, the country, no sense of loss or discovery. A quick read for the story, but ultimately sort of empty.

Balzac y La Joven Costurera China

All in all, it was a rather lackluster book that kept making me want to doze off and wonder when the whole point of the novel would show up. Paperbackpages. That said, I did not enjoy the book. Balzc bastato leggere il nome di Balzac Quanto adoro quell’uomo!

I was hoping to feel their loss in their being separated from the comfort of their former lives.

He has also created Ma and Lou as the means for books to reach the seamstress, and having done so, cared for them no longer, and if the reader has gotten invested, too bad. The book is some bizarre, nihilistic mix of contempt for villagers, technology, and city intellectuals all at once. The Little Seamstress is their love interest, a daught I had a dream about this book yesterday, when I was about one-third in: