BALZAC AND THE LITTLE CHINESE SEAMSTRESS - DAI SIJIE (CONTEXT (communist…
BALZAC AND THE LITTLE CHINESE SEAMSTRESS - DAI SIJIE
Coming of Age & Love
homoerotic relationship between Luo and MC
objectification of the seamstress
Escapism & Imagination
Transformative Power of Storytelling
"the influence of literature is universal"
learns she can become more than just a "mountain girl"
was she truly "transformed"?
Cultural Revolution (1966-76)
reasons for reeducation seemed unclear, makes it unjustified
originally written in french
a womans beauty is her greatest treasure