Balzac et la Petite Tailleuse chinoise
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: September 5th 2001
Pages no: 240
Edition language: French
2 1/2 starsI liked a lot about this book, and the main character, and it's premise of reading forbidden western books in communist China, but I was filled with dismay by the approach the author took to the abortion. I understand that in communist China, the Little Seamstress would have felt that she...
Good for cultural understanding, nothing for feminism in here.
This is a coming of age story set in a remote set of villages during the Cultural Revolution. The tone is whimsical and humourous. Where it looks at the oppression of the cultural revolution it looks at the small oppressions and not the big things.It is first and foremost a book on the liberating ...
Sometimes a story has such an unsatisfying ending that I would rather have not read it at all. Of course, there were times when the journey was worth it (eg. abandoned fanfic WIPs), but the denouement of Balzac and The Little Chinese Seamstress left me highly annoyed. I have questions that will neve...
Dai's novel was a deep peer into a dark and turgid pool. Worth reading. Text at my blog, linked above.