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The Courtesan: A Novel - Alexandra Curry
The Courtesan: A Novel
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780525955139 (0525955135)
ASIN: 0525955135
Publisher: Dutton
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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3.0 The Courtesan
The Courtesan by Alexandra Curry imagines the life of Sai Jinhua, a nineteenth century Chinese courtesan (prostitute). It is more fiction than history. It is tragic and disturbing and includes graphic descriptions of violence against women. Do I like it for the historical context or dislike it for t...
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4.0 The Courtesan: A Novel
This story reminds me of harsh stroke modern art, or puppet theater or stylized dance/theater. It's well written and inspired by the historical character of Sai Jinhua, but every possible opportunity to increase the pathos of the story has been taken. In an effort to capture our western sympathies...
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