Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

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An enchanting literary debut—already an international best-seller. At the height of Mao’s infamous Cultural Revolution, two boys are among hundreds of thousands exiled to the countryside for “re-education.” The narrator and his best friend, Luo, ...Continua
Ha scritto il 08/07/15
Una piccola perla, un libro piccino e intenso da leggere tutto d'un fiato.
Ha scritto il 07/04/15
Due ragazzi cinesi in rieducazione dai comunisti si dannano l'anima per educare a loro volta una bella ragazza di montagna con risultati a tratti esilaranti. La scena iniziale rende subito evidenti gli accenti ironici e beffardi di questo romanzo ...Continua
Ha scritto il 30/05/14
The power of the books
Although the setting of the book is really dramatic, the author tells the story with irony. The book is about two friends that were obliged to live in a small village on the mountains because the parents were considered subversive according to Mao's ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 30/12/13
Was very curious to read this book. The terrible situation described is dealt with great levity and in some episodes humour. In the end the book makes you very curious to know more about the banned classics that manage to capture the characters. The ...Continua
Ha scritto il 11/09/12
what a weird ending, but I like the story-telling and the English translation. So many symbols used in this novel which I still cannot figure out what they mean. I always thought something bad would certainly happen one of the main characters, for ...Continua

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