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Título: Balzac And The Little Chinese Seamstress
Editorial: Chatto & Windus, UK
Año de publicación: 2001
Condición del libro: Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine
Fine UK First in likewise Fine dw. Scarce. The parable-like story of two young Chinese men who are in the process of "re-education" at the height of Mao's campaign against the intellectuals. When they discover a hidden stash of the classics of great nineteenth century Western literature, their true re-education begins. N° de ref. de la librería P359
Sinopsis: Two boys, both sons of doctors, are sent to the top of a mountain for "re-education" in Mao's China. An education that involves carting buckets of excrement up and down precipitous paths. They discover instead the discreet charm of bourgeois literature and the local tailor's attractive daughter.
"A completely beguiling novel. always giving the reader a sense of being there. Very engaging" ( Independent)
"Wholly delightful, intelligent, funny and unexpected. A remarkable book, offering sheer delight" ( Scotsman)
"A simple story, seductively told, it touches and lifts up the beauty of human experience far beyond the mountains of Western China in which the story is set" ( Times Literary Supplement)
"Highly original and sweetly charming" ( The Times)
"If you read only one novel, choose this one: it's worth a hundred" ( Le Figaro)
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