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Inhaltsangabe: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. When two 17-year-old friends are sentenced to hard labor in a Chinese mountain village, they expect the worst. Because of their talents as storytellers, the two are assigned to visit a bigger town, see a film, return and tell the story to the villagers.
"Dai Sijie's debut novella is an unexpected miracle--a delicate, and often hilarious, tale set amid the ham-fisted brutalities of the Cultural Revolution."
--Mark Rozzo, Los Angeles Times
"Part fairy tale, part political allegory, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress seduces the reader into its world . . . This is a very wise little story of love and illusion . . . a shrewd commentary on knowledge and power, and an affirmation that the pen is mightier than the sword--or the dollar . . . Dai Sijie's novel is a tribute to art's power of transformation."
--Helen Mitsios, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Dai Sijie gives the rest of the world a glimpse into that dark place where the human spirit continues, against all the odds, to shine its light into the farthest corners."
--Bella English, Boston Globe
"A wonderful novel . . . Dai Sijie demonstrates that, in a time when freedom is in short supply, lessons about liberty from another time or tradition . . . can be an inspiration to those who wish to escape . . . . If we look to the tradition of Balzac and his contemporaries, we are left with some hope that these young men and the Little Seamstress will reappear in some future novel . . . Even if they come back by some other name, as Balzac's characters sometimes do, we will recognize them by their simplicity and strength, and by their harmonious complexity, formed by detailed layering and exquisite craftsmanship, like a beautifully tailored garment."
--Stephanie Hull, Chicago Tribune
I opened Dai Sijie's Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress expecting a book that would be at best earnest and well meaning; the tale of two city boys, sent to the provinces in 1971 during the Cultural Revolution, sounds like your standard-issue Chinese tract in fictive form. Yet make no mistake: This is a funny, touching, sly and altogether delightful novel...ironic and wistful....Though salted with wit and slapstick humor, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is basically a romance, a novel about the power of art to enlarge our imaginations, no matter what the circumstances . . . If one novel about Mao's China can be as terrific as this one, there must be others as well."
--Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Book World
"A simple story, seductively told . . . What marks it out is the way it touches and lifts up the beauty of human experience far beyond the mountains of Western China in which the story is set."
--Justin Hill, Times Literary Supplement
"A mesmerizing story, classic and new, fabulist and gritty in its realism, full of riches as in the best of tales. My imagination and heart were seized."
"Few if any books that are mailed to me strike me as worth recommending. I recommend this book highly. I myself was also secretly introduced to Western cutlure through literature during the Cultural Revolution when I first read a hand copied Chinese translation of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Dai Sijie does an excellent job showing this experience. Anyone who wants to understand how Western art and literature influences the Chinese mindset should read this book."
--Anchee Min author of Red Azalea and Becoming Madame Mao
Titel: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Verlag: Chatto & Windus
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers FPS0701169826VG
Buchbeschreibung Chatto and Windus, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used; Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0002286259
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Buchbeschreibung Chatto & Windus, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Buchnummer des Verkäufers 7719-9780701169824
Buchbeschreibung Chatto & Windus, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Acceptable. Acceptable items may shows sign of prior usage, pages stained or discoloured from the outside. Covers/corners and spine may be worn/bent, may contain stickers/stamps or previous owners name (May contain gift note). For detailed description please contact seller. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0001253171
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR001176326
Buchbeschreibung Chatto & Windus, London, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Thus. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. A hardback book with both book and jacket in near fine condition, dated 2001. Inscription at the top of the Title Page of the book else in fine condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 054120
Buchbeschreibung Chatto & Windus, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. 1st edition, 1st impression hardback in price clipped dustjacket. Both book and jacket in near fine condition, with no inscriptions. Not a book club edition, ex library or a remainder. I am happy to supply scans. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 003425
Buchbeschreibung Chatto & Windus, London, UK, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie. 2001. Hardback. Uk first edition. Book and jacket in near fine condition. Jacket has not been price clipped. Clean throughout. Tight copy. Bookseller Inventory #HFB001484. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 001484
Buchbeschreibung Chatto & Windus, London, 2001. Hard Back. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First English. 8vo. Small owner label on half title page else fine. Novel. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 012174