Who is the narrator in Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress?

Asked By: Malaquias Baztan | Last Updated: 2nd February, 2020
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The unnamed narrator of the novel is a thoughtful, intellectual 17-year-old who is sent to the countryside for re-education during China's Cultural Revolution. He lives there with his best friend Luo. He falls in love with the Little Seamstress but never acts on it, and is transformed by the power of literature.

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Also asked, is Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress banned in China?

There is more bad news, however: the film version of Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is banned in China, too. "The official response is that the film most probably will never be allowed to be screened in China," Dai says.

Likewise, why does the Little Seamstress leave Phoenix Mountain? The Little Seamstress explains that she leaves because she learned about the power of a woman's beauty. The Little Seamstress, as a rural victim of Mao's policies, had little opportunity to develop a self-worth and individual identity.

Secondly, who wrote Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress?

Dai Sijie

How does the little seamstress change?

The narrator develops a personal philosophy because of what he reads, and the Little Chinese Seamstress gains the courage to change her life from Balzac's work. Likewise, the narrator gets pleasure from adding his own embellishments to the novels he reads aloud to the Little Seamstress.

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What is a Balzac?

Balzac is a Japanese punk band formed in 1992 in Osaka. Balzac is also well known for its toy releases, some created by the companies T.W.I.M. and Secret Base, and its extensive discography and side-projects.

How old is the Little Chinese Seamstress?

the narrator
The unnamed narrator of the novel is a thoughtful, intellectual 17-year-old who is sent to the countryside for re-education during China's Cultural Revolution. He lives there with his best friend Luo.

Where does Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress take place?

The film is set in a period between 1971 and 1974, during the later stage of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Two city boys in their late teenage years, Luo Min (played by Chen Kun) and Ma Jianling (Liu Ye), are on their way to a remote village in the mountainous Sichuan province for re-education.

How many pages is Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress?

190
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