The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Primento

ISBN:2806217490

Total Pages:42

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Décryptez Balzac et la Petite Tailleuse chinoise de Dai Sijie avec l’analyse du PetitLitteraire.fr ! Que faut-il retenir de Balzac et la Petite Tailleuse chinoise, le roman qui nous plonge à l'époque de la révolution culturelle en Chine ? Retrouvez tout ce que vous devez savoir sur cette œuvre dans une analyse complète et détaillée. Vous trouverez notamment dans cette fiche : • Un résumé complet • Une présentation des personnages principaux tels que le narrateur, Luo et la petite tailleuse • Une analyse des spécificités de l’œuvre : l’histoire, la fiction et le témoignage, et les paradoxes de la (ré)éducation Une analyse de référence pour comprendre rapidement le sens de l’œuvre. LE MOT DE L’ÉDITEUR : « Dans cette nouvelle édition de notre analyse de Balzac et la Petite Tailleuse chinoise (2017), avec Lauriane Sable, nous fournissons des pistes pour décoder ce célèbre roman de la littérature contemporaine. Notre analyse permet de faire rapidement le tour de l’œuvre et d’aller au-delà des clichés. » Stéphanie FELTEN À propos de la collection LePetitLitteraire.fr : Plébiscité tant par les passionnés de littérature que par les lycéens, LePetitLittéraire.fr est considéré comme une référence en matière d’analyse d’œuvres classiques et contemporaines. Nos analyses, disponibles au format papier et numérique, ont été conçues pour guider les lecteurs à travers la littérature. Nos auteurs combinent théories, citations, anecdotes et commentaires pour vous faire découvrir et redécouvrir les plus grandes œuvres littéraires. LePetitLittéraire.fr est reconnu d’intérêt pédagogique par le ministère de l’Éducation. Plus d’informations sur http://www.lepetitlitteraire.fr

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Balzac et la petite tailleuse chinoise

Author:Nadine Perront,Dai Sijie

Publisher:Presses Électroniques de France - L\'Avant-Scène Cinéma

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Total Pages:67

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Deux jeunes lycéens, envoyés dans un camp de rééducation dans un village de la Chine profonde, tombent amoureux d'une jeune couturière. En lui faisant la lecture d'auteurs français, dont Balzac, ils vont la transformer...

Balzac et la Petite Tailleuse chinoise de Dai Sijie

Author:Pierre Weber,lePetitLittéraire.fr

Publisher:lePetitLitteraire.fr

ISBN:280623414X

Total Pages:10

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Testez vos connaissances sur Balzac et la Petite Tailleuse chinoise de Dai Sijie ! Ce questionnaire de lecture sur Balzac et la Petite Tailleuse chinoise de Dai Sijie vous aidera à : • vérifier votre compréhension du roman • faire des liens entre la réalité et la fiction • approfondir votre analyse de l’œuvre Cette ressource comprend un questionnaire de lecture et un corrigé complet et détaillé. À propos de la collection LePetitLitteraire.fr : Plébiscité tant par les passionnés de littérature que par les lycéens, LePetitLittéraire.fr est considéré comme une référence en matière d’analyse d’œuvres classiques et contemporaines. Nos analyses, disponibles au format papier et numérique, ont été conçues pour guider les lecteurs à travers toute la littérature. Nos auteurs combinent théories, citations, anecdotes et commentaires pour vous faire découvrir et redécouvrir les plus grandes œuvres littéraires. LePetitLittéraire.fr est reconnu d’intérêt pédagogique par le ministère de l’Éducation. Plus d’informations sur http://www.lepetitlitteraire.fr

Kuessipan

Author:Naomi Fontaine

Publisher:arsenal pulp press

ISBN:1551525186

Total Pages:144

Viewed:1940

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Kuessipan is an extraordinary, meditative novel about life among the Native Innu people of northeast Quebec. With the grace and perfect pitch, author Naomi Fontaine (herself an Innu) conjures up a world that reads like no other, and a community—of nomadic hunters and fishers, of mothers and children—who endure a harsh and sometimes cruel reality with quiet dignity.

Balzac et la petite tailleuse chinoise de Dai Sijie (Fiche de lecture)

Author:Sophie Lecomte,fichesdelecture.com

Publisher:Primento

ISBN:2511025213

Total Pages:24

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Cette fiche de lecture sur Balzac et la petite tailleuse chinoise de Dai Sijie propose une analyse complète : • un résumé de Balzac et la petite tailleuse chinoise • une analyse des personnages • une analyse des axes de lecture Appréciée des lycéens, cette fiche a été rédigée par un professeur de français. À propos de FichesDeLecture.com : FichesdeLecture.com propose plus 2500 analyses complètes de livres sur toute la littérature classique et contemporaine : des résumés, des analyses de livres, des questionnaires et des commentaires composés, etc. Nos analyses sont plébiscitées par les lycéens et les enseignants. Toutes nos analyses sont téléchargeables directement en ligne. FichesdeLecture est partenaire du Ministère de l'Education. Plus d'informations sur www.fichesdelecture.com

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

Author:Bright Summaries

Publisher:BrightSummaries.com

ISBN:2806270561

Total Pages:64

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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!

Becoming Inspector Chen

Author:Qiu Xiaolong

Publisher:Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN:1448304911

Total Pages:240

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Inspector Chen is excluded from a poetry case as he awaits possible disciplinary action, leaving him to reflect on his career . . . but does his past hold a clue to the poetry case? After a number of grueling cases Chief Inspector Chen is facing mounting pressure from his superiors, many of whom are concerned with where his loyalties lie. What's more, he is excluded from an investigation into an incendiary poem posted on an online forum. Wracked with self-doubt and facing an anxious wait to discover the fate of his career, Chen is left to reflect on the events that have led to where he is now - from his amateur investigations as a child during the Cultural Revolution, to his very first case on the Shanghai Police Force. Has fighting for the Chinese people and the morals he believes in put him in conflict with the Party? Why is he being kept away from the new case? As well as his career, is his life now also at risk?

Gambara

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Publisher:Library of Alexandria

ISBN:1613101392

Total Pages:N.A

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Odyssey

Author:Jack McDevitt

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101208627

Total Pages:432

Viewed:1687

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To boost waning interest in interstellar travel, a mission is sent into deep space to learn the truth about "moonriders," the strange lights supposedly being seen in nearby systems. But Academy pilot Valentina Kouros and the team of the starship Salvator will soon discover that their odyssey is no mere public-relations ploy, for the moonriders are not a harmless phenomenon. They are very, very dangerous-in a way that no one could possibly have imagined.

The Borrower

Author:Rebecca Makkai

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101516089

Total Pages:336

Viewed:1966

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In this delightful, funny, and moving first novel, a librarian and a young boy obsessed with reading take to the road. Lucy Hull, a young children's librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, finds herself both a kidnapper and kidnapped when her favorite patron, ten- year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home. The precocious Ian is addicted to reading, but needs Lucy's help to smuggle books past his overbearing mother, who has enrolled Ian in weekly antigay classes with celebrity Pastor Bob. Lucy stumbles into a moral dilemma when she finds Ian camped out in the library after hours with a knapsack of provisions and an escape plan. Desperate to save him from Pastor Bob and the Drakes, Lucy allows herself to be hijacked by Ian. The odd pair embarks on a crazy road trip from Missouri to Vermont, with ferrets, an inconvenient boyfriend, and upsetting family history thrown in their path. But is it just Ian who is running away? Who is the man who seems to be on their tail? And should Lucy be trying to save a boy from his own parents?

Skinny Bitch Bakery

Author:Kim Barnouin

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0062105167

Total Pages:272

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For vegans and non vegans, and bakers of all levels, an essential, easy-to-use cookbook for healthy and delicious vegan baking from Kim Barnouin, the nutritionist who's been leading the vegan zeitgeist for years as the nutritionist and co-author of the bestselling Skinny Bitch series. From pies to breads, to cookies, Skinny Bitch Bakery includes 80 fully tested recipes accompanied by full-color photographs of these delectable vegan baked goods, and Barnouins' fun, non-nonsense voice and vast expertise sparkle on every page. Whether you're a novice or have been a devoted baker for years, Skinny Bitch Bakery is a cookbook that will bring out the best vegan baker in everyone.

Set In Stone

Author:Linda Newbery

Publisher:David Fickling Books

ISBN:030754558X

Total Pages:368

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When Samuel Godwin, a young and naive art tutor, accepts a job with the Farrow family at their majestic home, little does he expect to come across a place containing such secrets and lies. His two tutees are as different as can be--younger sister Marianne, full of flightiness and nervous imagination, and Juliana, sensible and controlled. Helped by their governess, Charlotte Agnew, Samuel begins to uncover slowly why Marianne is so emotionally fragile, and in doing so uncovers a web of intrigue. But his discoveries lead to revenge and betrayal--and lives all around are turned upside down. Linda Newbery has written a novel in diary style, combining different voices and a different century with her usual brilliance and ease. These are characters full of the same passions as our own today, while living in an unfamiliar and fascinating time.

Wake

Author:Anna Hope

Publisher:McClelland & Stewart

ISBN:0771039670

Total Pages:304

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A brilliant debut set just after WWI, as Britain's Unknown Warrior is being brought home from France; three very different women try to find ways to live again after devastating losses -- of a son, a brother, a lover -- and their tragic connection is gradually revealed as the book unfolds. For readers of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society and Sebastian Faulks's Birdsong. Wake: 1) Emerge or cause to emerge from sleep 2) Ritual for the dead 3) Consequence or aftermath. Hettie, a dance instructress at the Hammersmith Palais, lives at home with her mother and her brother, withdrawn and lost after his return from the trenches. One night, she meets a wealthy, educated man and has reason to think he is as smitten with her as she is with him. Still, there is something distracted about him, something she cannot reach... Evelyn works at the Pensions Exchange through which thousands of wounded and shellshocked come, seeking their country's support. Embittered by her own loss, more and more estranged from her well-to-do parents, she looks for solace in her adored brother who has not been the same since he returned from the front... Ada is beset by visions of her son on every street, convinced he is still alive. Helpless, her loving husband of 25 years has withdrawn from her. Then one day a young man appears at her door with notions to peddle, like hundreds of out of work veterans. But when he utters the name of her son she is jolted to the core... The lives of these three women are braided together, their stories gathering tremendous power as the ties that bind them become clear, and the body of the unknown soldier moves closer and closer to its final resting place.

The Eternal Storyteller

Author:Vibeke Boerdahl

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1136108505

Total Pages:368

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Chinese storytelling has survived through more than a millennium into our own time, while similar oral arts have fallen into oblivion in the West. Under the main heading of 'The Eternal Storyteller', in August 1996 the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies hosted an International Workshop on Oral Literature in Modern China. To this meeting, the first of its kind in Europe, five special guests were invited - master tellers from Yangzhou: Wang Xizotang, Li Xintang, Fei Zhengliang, Dai Buzhang and Hui Zhaolong. The volume derived from this meeting includes an introductory article written by John Miles Foley entitled 'A Comparative View on Oral Traditions'. Thereafter, a wide range of topics relating to Chinese oral literature is covered under the headings: 'Historical Lines', 'A Spectrium of Genres', 'Studies of Yangzhou and Suzhou Story- telling' and 'Performances of Yangzhou Storytelling'. However, the present volume does more than include papers derived from the meeting. It is also lavishly illustrated in word and picture from performances by the guest-storytellers. In so doing, the world of Chinese story telling is not just described and analysed - it is also brought to life.

The Girl Who Played Go

Author:Shan Sa

Publisher:Vintage

ISBN:0307428672

Total Pages:288

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As the Japanese military invades 1930s Manchuria, a young girl approaches her own sexual coming of age. Drawn into a complex triangle with two boys, she distracts herself from the onslaught of adulthood by playing the game of go with strangers in a public square--and yet the force of desire, like the occupation, proves inevitable. Unbeknownst to the girl who plays go, her most worthy and frequent opponent is a Japanese soldier in disguise. Captivated by her beauty as much as by her bold, unpredictable approach to the strategy game, the soldier finds his loyalties challenged. Is there room on the path to war for that most revolutionary of acts: falling in love?

All Happy Families

Author:Hervé Le Tellier

Publisher:Other Press, LLC

ISBN:1590519388

Total Pages:224

Viewed:1684

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New York Times Bestselling and Goncourt Prize-Winning Author of The Anomaly A prominent French writer delves into his own history in this eloquent reflection on dysfunctional family relationships. Hervé Le Tellier did not consider himself to have been an unhappy child—he was not deprived, or beaten, or abused. And yet he understood from a young age that something was wrong, and longed to leave. Children sometimes have only the option of escaping, driven by their even greater love of life. Having reached a certain emotional distance at sixty years old, and with his father and stepfather dead and his mother suffering from late-stage Alzheimer’s disease, Le Tellier finally felt able to write the story of his family. Abandoned early by his father and raised in part by his grandparents, he was profoundly affected by his relationship with his mother, a troubled woman with damaging views on love. In this perceptive, deeply personal account, Le Tellier attempts to look back on trying times without anger or regret, and sometimes even with humor.

Simple Recipes

Author:Madeleine Thien

Publisher:Vintage Canada

ISBN:0771003188

Total Pages:236

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Winner of the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and the City of Vancouver Book Award, and a Regional Finalist for the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book Longing, familiarity, and hope suffuse these stories as they mine the charged territory of relationships – subtly weaving in conflicts between generations and cultures. Madeleine Thien’s characters in some way want to make amends, to understand the events that have shaped their lives. A young woman searches back in time for the pivotal moment when her family lost faith in itself. Two sisters keep a vigil outside their former house, hoping their long-absent mother will appear one last time. A wife helps her husband grieve for the woman he has loved since childhood. A daughter remembers the simple ritual she once shared with her father and the moment when her unconditional love for him was called into question. Compassionate and revealing, delicate and wise, these stories chart the uneven progress of love and lay bare the heartbreaking truths at the core of our closest bonds.

West of Rome

Author:John Fante

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0062013181

Total Pages:192

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West of Rome's two novellas, "My Dog Stupid" and "The Orgy," fulfill the promise of their rousing titles. The latter novella opens with virtuoso description: "His name was Frank Gagliano, and he did not believe in God. He was that most singular and startling craftsman of the building trade-a left-handed bricklayer. Like my father, Frank came from Torcella Peligna, a cliff-hugging town in the Abruzzi. Lean as a spider, he wore a leather cap and puttees the year around, and he was so bowlegged a dog could lope between his knees without touching them."

The Missing Corpse

Author:Jean-Luc Bannalec

Publisher:Minotaur Books

ISBN:125017337X

Total Pages:320

Viewed:1357

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"Roll over Maigret. Commissaire Dupin has arrived." —M.C. Beaton on Death in Brittany "Very satisfying...along the lines of Martin Walker’s novels set in Dordogne, or M.L. Longworth’s Aix-en-Provence mysteries." —Booklist on Murder on Brittany Shores The Missing Corpse is internationally bestselling author, Jean-Luc Bannalec’s fourth novel in the Commissaire Dupin series. It’s picturesque, suspenseful, and the next best thing to a trip to Brittany. Along the picturesque Belon River, home of the world famous oyster beds, between steep cliffs, ominous forests and the Atlantic Ocean, a stubborn elderly film actress discovers a corpse. By the time Commissaire Dupin arrives at the scene, the body has disappeared. A little while later, he receives a phone call from the mystical hills of Monts d'Arree, where legends of fairies and the devil abound: another unidentified body has turned up. Dupin quickly realizes this may be his most difficult and confounding case yet, with links to celtic myths, a sand theft operation, and mysterious ancient druid cults.

The Black Musketeer

Author:Eric Martone

Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN:1443831220

Total Pages:260

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Alexandre Dumas, author of The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo, and The Man in the Iron Mask, is the most famous French writer of the nineteenth century. In 2002, his remains were transferred to the Panthéon, a mausoleum reserved for the greatest French citizens, amidst much national hype during his bicentennial. Contemporary France, struggling with the legacies of colonialism and growing diversity, has transformed Dumas, grandson of a slave from St. Domingue (now Haiti), into a symbol of the colonies and the larger francophone world in an attempt to integrate its immigrants and migrants from its former Caribbean, African, and Asian colonies to improve race relations and to promote French globality. Such a reconception of Dumas has made him a major figure in debates on French identity and colonial history. Ten tears after Dumas’s interment in the Panthéon, the time is ripe to re-evaluate Dumas within this context of being a representative of la Francophonie. The French re-evaluation of Dumas, therefore, invites a reassessment of his life, works, legacy, and previous scholarship. This interdisciplinary collection is the first major work to take up this task. It is unique for being the first scholarly work to bring Dumas into the center of debates about French identity and France’s relations with its former colonies. For the purposes of this collection, to analyze Dumas in a “francophone” context means to explore Dumas as a symbol of a “French” culture shaped by, and inclusive of, its (former) colonies and current overseas departments. The seven entries in this collection, which focus on providing new ways of interpreting The Three Musketeers, The Man in the Iron Mask, The Count of Monte Cristo, and Georges, are categorized into two broad groups. The first group focuses on Dumas’s relationship with the francophone colonial world during his lifetime, which was characterized by the slave trade, and provides a postcolonial re-examination of his work, which was impacted profoundly by his status as an individual of black colonial descent in metropolitan France. The second part of this collection, which is centered broadly around Dumas’s francophone legacy, examines the way he has been remembered in the larger French-speaking (postcolonial) world, which includes metropolitan France, in the past century to explore questions about French identity in an emerging global age.