Balzac und die kleine chinesische Schneiderin

Roman

Author: Dai Sijie

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492950485

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Zwei pfiffige chinesische Studenten, die zur »kulturellen Umerziehung« in ein abgelegenes Bergdorf ans Ende der Welt verschickt wurden, merken bald, dass sie nur eine einzige Möglichkeit haben zu überleben: Sie müssen in den Besitz jenes wunderbaren Lederkoffers gelangen, der die – verbotenen – Meisterwerke der westlichen Weltliteratur enthält. Denn nur mit ihnen können sie den Widrigkeiten ihres Daseins entkommen – und vielleicht am Ende das Herz der Kleinen Schneiderin gewinnen.

A Study Guide for Dai Sijie's "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410340872

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 20

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A Study Guide for Dai Sijie's "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Author: Sijie Dai

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385722209

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 9438

During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, two boys are sent to the country for reeducation, where their lives take an unexpected turn when they meet the beautiful daughter of a local tailor and stumble upon a forbidden stash of Western literature.

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie (Book Analysis)

Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN: 2806270561

Category: Study Aids

Page: 64

View: 3657

Unlock the more straightforward side of Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie, a moving account of how two young Chinese men discover love and Western literature after the Communist regime sends them to a remote mountain village to be reeducated. As well as offering piercing social commentary on the realities of state oppression, this is a coming-of-age novel with a timeless, heartfelt message about love, friendship and the power of literature. Dai Sijie is an award-winning writer and filmmaker of Chinese birth, who has lived and worked in France since 1984. Find out everything you need to know about Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

From Camera Lens To Critical Lens

A Collection Of Best Essays On Film Adaptation

Author: Rebecca Housel

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443804010

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 261

View: 4394

From Camera Lens to Critical Lens: A Collection of Best Essays on Film Adaptation, edited by Rebecca Housel, takes the reader through films by directors like Alfred Hitchcock to examining the relevance of twenty-first century British politics with current film; from screenwriter Charlie Kaufman to author Virginia Woolf; and, examining new theoretical approaches to international film adaptations from China, Japan, Britain, Canada, and France, as well as films like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Daughters of the Dust. The collection is derived from the Popular Culture Association (PCA) film-adaptation-area conference papers, researched and written by fourteen diverse scholars from all over the world, who gathered together in San Diego, California in April 2005 to further their research by presenting their ideas on film adaptation, now in full text versions within this exciting new volume. Accessible, engaging and informative, any audience may read and enjoy this edited collection on film adaptation. The volume would also work well for pedagogical purposes, both in and out of the classroom. Such a volume may easily be used in courses for English, film studies, gender studies, women’s studies, fine art, psychology, political science, history, and more. A work of diverse international voices, this collection represents the very best on film adaptation today.

Mr Muo's Travelling Couch

Author: Sijie Dai

Publisher: Vintage Books

ISBN: 9780099470182

Category: China

Page: 264

View: 7747

Dai Sijie's bestselling and much loved first novel, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, was a delightful fable. His second is a Chinese Don Quixote following the peripatetic misadventures of Mr Muo, China's first psychoanalyst. It's been over ten years since Muo left China. He's been happily studying Freud in France since then. But when he hears that his first love has been thrown into a Chinese jail he rushes home to rescue her. Muo tries to bribe Judge Di but, sick of cash and cars, the judge demands that he find him a virgin to deflower instead. And so Muo embarks on a hilarious quest... Witty, surreal, moving, wonderfully picaresque, it is packed full of stories, anecdote, incident and mishap, all resulting in a highly enjoyable satire of one innocent man's attempt to negotiate the mind-boggling maze of modern China. Winner of the Prix Femina.

Leben!

Roman

Author: Hua Yu

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608934175

Category: China

Page: 219

View: 3925

English

A Novel

Author: Wang Gang

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101022418

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4958

"I loved this book and can't stop talking about it. . . . Transcendent." —Carolyn See, The Washington Post In the tradition of Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Wang Gang's English is a captivating coming-of-age novel about the power of language to launch a journey of self-discovery. When a new teacher comes to school—a tall, elegantly dressed man from Shanghai carrying an English dictionary under his arm—twelve-year-old Love Liu turns away from Chairman Mao's little red book and toward the teacher's big blue book for answers to his most pressing questions about love and life. But as a whole new world begins to open up for him, Love Liu must face a test more challenging than any he'll take in the classroom.

Der Autogrammhändler

Roman

Author: Zadie Smith

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462308467

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 8184

»Ginger Rogers ist nicht so viel wert, wie man eigentlich glauben sollte.« Alex-Li Tandem, ein chinesischer Jude aus Nordlondon, Ende zwanzig, ist Autogrammhändler. Er sucht und sammelt, feilscht und handelt – doch richtig interessieren tun ihn die Autogramme schon lange nicht mehr. Nur eine einzige Autogrammkarte lässt die einstige Leidenschaft wieder aufleben und reißt Alex-Li aus seiner ausgeprägten Passivität: Er will unbedingt in den Besitz einer Unterschrift der geheimnisumwitterten Diva Kitty Alexander gelangen, die er seit Jahren verehrt. Alex-Li wähnt sich am Ziel seiner Träume, als er eines Tages nicht nur eine Autogrammkarte von seiner Angebeteten erhält, sondern die Diva ihn auch noch bei einem Deal unterstützen will.Ein wunderbar origineller Roman über Götter und Götzen und den unwiderstehlichen Drang, einmal berühmt zu sein, und sei es nur für einen Tag.

Madame Mao

Roman

Author: Anchee Min

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104907544

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3068

Im Gedächtnis vieler Menschen ist sie die weißknöchrige Teufelin, ehrgeizig, unversöhnlich und grausam. Wer Madame Mao wirklich war, bleibt Phantasie und Geheimnis. Dieser Roman erzählt auf unvergleichlich brillante Weise die Geschichte einer Frau, die wie keine andere in China eine ganze Generation geprägt hat und zu den faszinierendsten Frauen des 20. Jahrhunderts gehört. Anchee Min blickt tief in Madame Maos Seele und verleiht einer überaus talentierten, leidenschaftlichen, zornigen Frau eine Stimme. »Liebesgeschichte und politisches Epos zugleich. Die Geschichte der Madame Mao, einer stolzen Schönheit, die zur mächtigsten, meist gefürchteten und schließlich geächteten Frau in China wurde.« ELLE

Verborgene Stimmen

Chinesische Frauen erzählen ihr Schicksal

Author: Xinran

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426416549

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 8958

Jahrelang gab Xinran Frauen in ihrer Radiosendung die Gelegenheit, das zu tun, was in China immer noch ungewöhnlich ist: über ihre Sehnsüchte, Wünsche und ihre Gefühle zu sprechen. Die Schilderungen eröffnen unfassbare Welten, wie die der Frauen vom »Rufenden Berg«, die verkauft werden, um in einer Familie nicht nur einem, sondern mehreren Söhnen als Ehefrau zu dienen. Xinrans Buch gelingt etwas ganz Besonderes: Die verborgenen Gefühle der Frauen erheben sich gegen das erfahrene, nahezu unbeschreibliche Leid.

Adapted for the Screen

The Cultural Politics of Adaptation in Modern Chinese Fiction and Film

Author: Hsiu-Chuang Deppman

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824833732

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 243

View: 4378

Hsiu-Chang Deppman puts landmark contemporary Chinese films in the context of their literary origins & explores how the best Chinese directors adapt fictional narratives & styles for film.

Maos letzter Tänzer

Vom chinesischen Bauernjungen zum gefeierten Ballettstar

Author: Li Cunxin

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864152909

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

View: 4828

Maos letzter Tänzer ist die autobiografische Geschichte des jungen Chinesen Li Cunxin, der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammt und Anfang der 70er-Jahre völlig überraschend für die renommierteste Ballettschule des Landes, Madame Maos Ballettakademie, ausgewählt wird. In Peking erhält er eine klassische Ballettausbildung. Inspiriert von einem Lehrer, begeistert sich Cunxin immer mehr für den Tanz und gelangt schließlich zu Weltruhm. Als er in Amerika die Tänzerin Elizabeth heiratet, kommt es jedoch zu politischen Verwicklungen mit der fatalen Konsequenz, dass er seine Heimat zunächst nicht mehr besuchen darf. Dieses Buch schildert eindringlich und bildgewaltig das karge Leben im kommunistischen China, in dem jeder Tag ein Kampf ums Überleben ist, die harten Jahre der Ballettausbildung, das Heimweh des kleinen Jungen und seine Leidenschaft für den Tanz. Die beeindruckende Lebensgeschichte eines Ausnahmetalents, die nicht nur Tänzer begeistern wird.

Encyclopedia of the World Novel

Author: Michael David Sollars,Arbolina Llamas Jennings

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 1438140738

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: N.A

View: 8813

Provides a comprehensive A to Z reference with more than 600 entries providing facts about modern novelists and their works.

The Encyclopedia of the Novel

Author: N.A

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111877907X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1024

View: 3155

Now available in a single volume paperback, this advanced reference resource for the novel and novel theory offers authoritative accounts of the history, terminology, and genre of the novel, in over 140 articles of 500-7,000 words. Entries explore the history and tradition of the novel in different areas of the world; formal elements of the novel (story, plot, character, narrator); technical aspects of the genre (such as realism, narrative structure and style); subgenres, including the bildungsroman and the graphic novel; theoretical problems, such as definitions of the novel; book history; and the novel's relationship to other arts and disciplines. The Encyclopedia is arranged in A-Z format and features entries from an international cast of over 140 scholars, overseen by an advisory board of 37 leading specialists in the field, making this the most authoritative reference resource available on the novel. This essential reference, now available in an easy-to-use, fully indexed single volume paperback, will be a vital addition to the libraries of literature students and scholars everywhere.

Teaching Toward Freedom

Moral Commitment and Ethical Action in the Classroom

Author: William Ayers

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807032662

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 7923

In Teaching toward Freedom, William Ayers illuminates the hope as well as the conflict that characterizes the craft of education: how it can be used in authoritarian ways at the service of the state, the church, or a restrictive existing social order-or, as he envisions it, as a way for students to become more fully human, more engaged, more participatory, more free. Using examples from his own classroom experiences as well as from popular culture, film, and novels, Ayers redraws the lines concerning how we teach, why we teach, and the surprising things we uncover when we allow students to become visible, vocal authors of their own lives and stories. This lucid and inspiring book will help teachers at every level to realize that ideal.