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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Sijie, Dai

ISBN 10: 0701169826 / ISBN 13: 9780701169824
Edité par Chatto & Windus, 2001
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat : Fine Couverture rigide
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First British (and first English Language) Edition (first printing). The parable-like story of two young Chinese men who are in the process of "re-education" at the height of Mao's campaign against the intellectuals. When they discover a hidden stash of the classics of great nineteenth century Western literature, their true re-education begins. Fine/Fine but for very light page toning. N° de réf. du libraire 5053

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Titre : Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Éditeur : Chatto & Windus

Date d'édition : 2001

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre : Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Edition : 1st Edition.

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New York Times Bestseller

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is an enchanting tale that captures the magic of reading and the wonder of romantic awakening. An immediate international bestseller, it tells the story of two hapless city boys exiled to a remote mountain village for re-education during China’s infamous Cultural Revolution. There the two friends 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, the two friends find transit from their grim surroundings to worlds they never imagined.

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“An unexpected miracle–a delicate, and often hilarious, tale.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review

“A funny, touching, sly and altogether delightful novel . . . about the power of art to enlarge our imaginations.” —The Washington Post Book World

“Poetic and affecting. . . . The descriptions of life in this strangest of times and places are so riveting that the reader longs for more.” —The New York Times Book Review

“[A] thrilling and . . . truly great work. . . . [A] richly complex fable.” —San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

“Gives the rest of the world a glimpse into that dark place where the human spirit continues, against all odds, to shine its light.” —The Boston Globe

“A wonderful novel . . . formed by detailed layering and exquisite craftsmanship, like a beautifully tailored garment.” —The Chicago Tribune

“Poignant, humorous, and romantic.” —The New York Times

“Seduces readers into its world. . . . [A] very wise little story of love and illusion.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer

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