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The Resource Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress, Dai Sijie ; translated from the French by Ina Rilke

Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress, Dai Sijie ; translated from the French by Ina Rilke

Label
Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress
Title
Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress
Statement of responsibility
Dai Sijie ; translated from the French by Ina Rilke
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
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, guilty of being the sons of doctors, find themselves in a remote village where, among the peasants of Phoenix mountain, they are made to cart buckets of excrement up and down precipitous winding paths. Their meager distractions include a violin--as well as, before long, the beautiful daughter of the local tailor. But it is when the two discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation that their re-education takes its most surprising turn. While ingeniously concealing their forbidden treasure, the boys find transit to worlds they had thought lost forever. And after listening to their dangerously seductive retellings of Balzac, even the Little Seamstress will be forever transformed
Member of
Summary
From the bleakness and horror of Mao's inhumane Cultural Revolution, two boys and their little seamstress friend are forever transformed when the boys discover a secret stockpile of Western classic literature translated into Chinese
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2001.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
065634
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dai, Sijie
Dewey number
843/.92
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PQ2664.A437
LC item number
B3513 2001
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
7.3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rilke, Ina
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cultural Revolution (China : 1966-1976)
  • Prohibited books
  • Man-woman relationships
  • China
  • Political fiction
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Political fiction
  • Prohibited books
  • China
Target audience
adult
Label
Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress, Dai Sijie ; translated from the French by Ina Rilke
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm46884190
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9780385722209
Lccn
2001029865
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)46884190
Label
Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress, Dai Sijie ; translated from the French by Ina Rilke
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm46884190
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9780385722209
Lccn
2001029865
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)46884190

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