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... read more
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress was about two friends, one the narrarator, and the other named Luo. This took place in China, and it really surprised me how books and storytelling meant so much to them. They went to great lengths to get good books. They broke into their friend's house... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress was about two friends, one the narrarator, and the other named Luo. This took place in China, and it really surprised me how books and storytelling meant so much to them. They went to great lengths to get good books. They broke into their friend's house just to get the "sacred" books. When the narrarator and Luo meet the little seamstress, they both immidiatley fall in love with her. They are intriged with her and like how eager she is to here these stories that they always talk about. However, Luo is the one that gets her, and the narrarator is always a little of jealous of that, but doesn't say anything because that's the kind of character that he is. I wouldn't reccommend reading this book, but if you have to read it for school theres good points to talk about to your class and to write about in homework and essays.
The book the Little Chinese Seamstress deals with the life of the main narrator and his friend Luo. They both are send to a little village in Phonix mountain, for their re-education program in the communistic China. They find accidently out that they can flee from their boring re-education life with no perspectiv into the world of the worlds littriture.
The little Seamstress is a girl from a neighbour village and they both fall in love with her. Luo is the one who gets her, which the narrator dislike, because he gets jalous. All in all the book allows you to get a picture of the re-education lifes in China.
“It did not sound like grief, nor like the groans of a wounded man, it was more like someone weeping with passionate abandon.”
“With out his spectacles, his goggle eyes reminded me of the dull, dazed look of a Pekinese dog.”
“''Picture a boy of 19, still slumbering in the limbo of adolescence, having heard nothing but revolutionary blather about patriotism, Communism, ideology and propaganda all his life, falling headlong into a story of awakening desire, passion, impulsive action, love, of all the subjects that had, until then, been hidden from me.''”narrator
We’re hiding the table of contents, errata, movie connections, books that influenced this book, books influenced by this book, books that cite this book and books cited by this book sections. If you would like to add content to them, you must first make them visible.