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Balzac et la Petite Tailleuse chinoise In this enchanting tale about the magic of reading and the wonder of romantic awakening two hapless city boys are exiled to a remote mountain village for reeducation during China's infamous Cultural Revolution There they meet the daughter of the local tailor and discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation As they flirt with the seamstress and secretly devour these banned works they find transit from their grim surroundings to worlds they never imagined


About the Author: Dai Sijie

Dai Sijie was born in China in 1954 He grew up working in his fathers tailor shop He himself became a skilled tailor The Maoist government sent him to a reeducation camp in rural Sichuan from 1971 to 1974 during the Cultural Revolution After his return he was able to complete high school and university where he studied art historyIn 1984 he left China for France on a scholarship There h



10 thoughts on “Balzac et la Petite Tailleuse chinoise

  1. says:

    Two urban Chinese boys 17 and 18 when the story starts are sent to a farming village to do rural work as part of their “re education” under Mao’s cultural revolution Their terms are indefinite because their parents doctors and dentists


  2. says:

    A charming book written with astute uickness Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is both erudite and approachable It is full of details that absolutely make the scenes pop with vividness but it does not dawdle over what is not necessary It is a


  3. says:

    Set during the early 1970’s when Mao sent the intellectuals to the provinces to be re educated to life as peasants two young men are assigned to a small remote village One plays a violin The other has a gift for telling stories They endure the labors assi


  4. says:

    On its surface this book has all the ingredients for a really interesting read a fascinating historical period potentially interesting characters and the freuently uite compelling topic of the use or function of literature within literature Unfortunately I felt lik


  5. says:

    Sweet charming story with a fable uality The story revolves around a part of history that I feel somewhat ignorant about the story takes place during the Chinese cultural revolution a time in history where communism was a means to suppress and take away individuality Life


  6. says:

    Imagine for a moment that all the books you own are taken from you pulped or set ablaze labeled as libelous unworthy to what your new home now thinks and practices What would you do? How would this make you feel? Then as if the act of destruction upon your books was not enough you


  7. says:

    This story is cute kind of odd and without much plot or character development Dai Sijie's first novel tells the story about two teenage boys sent to the mountains in China for re education under the Maoist regime Sijie himself was re educated from 1971 to 1974 which is when this novel tak


  8. says:

    Balzac Et La Petite Tailleuse Chinoise Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Dai SijieBalzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is a semi autobiographical novel written by Dai Sijie and published in 2000 in French and in English in 2001The novel written by Dai Sijie is about two teenage boys d


  9. says:

    This is a gentle magical book uite unlike any other I have ever read The author really gets into the minds of the two boys and the seamstress and the tiny colourful life they create together despite the poverty of mountain village and the oppression of the Cultural Revolution The ending is just perfect t


  10. says:

    One of the reasons why I join bookclubs is to encourage myself to read books I wouldn't normally read to get me out of my comfort zone And one of the hopes of any bookclub I think for me at least is to find a gem a book that you had never wanted to read but having read through coercion have been spellbound by Th


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