Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Author: Dai Sijie
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2002-10-29
ISBN: 9780385722209
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Book Excerpt:

New York Times Bestseller Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is an enchanting tale that captures the magic of reading and the wonder of romantic awakening. An immediate international bestseller, it tells the story of two hapless city boys exiled to a remote mountain village for re-education during China’s infamous Cultural Revolution. There the two friends meet the daughter of the local tailor and discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation. As they flirt with the seamstress and secretly devour these banned works, the two friends find transit from their grim surroundings to worlds they never imagined.

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

A Study Guide for Dai Sijie s  Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 20
Release: 2016-06-29
ISBN: 1410340872
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Dai Sijie s Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Book Excerpt:

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 by Dai Sijie Book Analysis

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie  Book Analysis
Author: Bright Summaries
Publsiher: BrightSummaries.com
Total Pages: 25
Release: 2016-02-26
ISBN: 2806270561
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie Book Analysis Book Excerpt:

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!

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie Book Analysis

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie  Book Analysis
Author: Bright Summaries
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2016-02-26
ISBN: 9782806275325
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie Book Analysis Book Excerpt:

The Facts on File Companion to the World Novel

The Facts on File Companion to the World Novel
Author: Michael Sollars,Arbolina Llamas Jennings
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 957
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1438108362
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Facts on File Companion to the World Novel Book Excerpt:

The Facts On File Companion to the World Novel : 1900 to the Present is a new two-volume reference guide featuring more than 600 entries on the world’s greatest modern novels and novelists, including everything from acknowledg.

Chinese Ecocinema

Chinese Ecocinema
Author: Sheldon H. Lu,Jiayan Mi
Publsiher: Hong Kong University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-12-01
ISBN: 9622090869
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Ecocinema Book Excerpt:

This anthology is a book-length study of China's ecosystem through the lens of cinema. Proposing 'ecocinema' as a new critical framework, the volume collectively investigates a wide range of urgent topics in today's world.

Adapted for the Screen

Adapted for the Screen
Author: Hsiu-Chuang Deppman
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2010-04-30
ISBN: 0824833732
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adapted for the Screen Book Excerpt:

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.

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

A Study Guide for Dai Sijie s  Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Author: Cengage Learning Gale
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 46
Release: 2017-07-25
ISBN: 9781375376822
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Dai Sijie s Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Book Excerpt:

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.

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2009

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2009
Author: Roger Ebert
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2009-06-15
ISBN: 0740792164
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2009 Book Excerpt:

Nobody has been more important in telling Americans why we should love film than Roger Ebert. --Michael Shamberg, Editor and Publisher Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert presents more than 650 full-length critical movie reviews, along with interviews, essays, tributes, film festival reports, and Q and As from Questions for the Movie Answer Man. Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009 collects more than two years' worth of his engaging film critiques. From Bee Movie to Darfur Now to No Country for Old Men, and from Juno to Persepolis to La Vie en Rose, Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009 includes every review Ebert has written from January 2006 to June 2008. Also included in the Yearbook, which boasts 65 percent new content, are: * Interviews with newsmakers, such as Juno director Jason Reitman and Jerry Seinfeld, a touching tribute to Deborah Kerr, and an emotional letter of appreciation to Werner Herzog. * Essays on film issues, and tributes to actors and directors who died during the year. * Daily film festival reports from Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, and Telluride. * All-new questions and answers from his Questions for the Movie Answer Man columns.

From Camera Lens To Critical Lens

From Camera Lens To Critical Lens
Author: Rebecca Housel
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2009-01-14
ISBN: 1443804010
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Camera Lens To Critical Lens Book Excerpt:

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.

A History of Pain

A History of Pain
Author: Michael Berry
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0231141637
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Pain Book Excerpt:

This work probes the restaging, representation, and reimagining of historical violence and atrocity in contemporary Chinese fiction, film, and popular culture. It examines five historical moments including the Musha Incident (1930) and the February 28 Incident (1947).

Fragmented Memories and Screening Nostalgia for the Cultural Revolution

Fragmented Memories and Screening Nostalgia for the Cultural Revolution
Author: Jing Meng
Publsiher: Hong Kong University Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2020-08-19
ISBN: 9888528467
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fragmented Memories and Screening Nostalgia for the Cultural Revolution Book Excerpt:

Fragmented Memories and Screening Nostalgia for the Cultural Revolution argues that films and TV dramas about the Cultural Revolution made after China’s accession to the WTO in 2001 tend to represent personal memories in a markedly sentimental, nostalgic, and fragmented manner. This new trend is a significant departure from earlier films about the subject, which are generally interpreted as national allegories, not private expressions of grief, regret or other personal feelings. With China entering a postsocialist era, the ideological conflation of socialism and global capitalism has generated enough cultural ambiguity to allow a space for the expression of personalized reminiscences of the past. By presenting these personal memories—in effect alternative narratives to official history—on screen, individuals now seem to have some agency in narrating and constructing history. At the same time such autonomy can be easily undermined since the promotion of the sentiment of nostalgia is often subjected to commodification. Sentimental treatments of the past may simply be a marketing strategy. Underplaying political issues is also a ‘safer’ way for films and TV dramas to secure public release in mainland China. Meng concludes that the new mode of representing the past is shaped by the current sociopolitical conditions: these personal memories and micro-narratives can be understood as the defining ways of remembering in China’s postsocialist era. ‘Fragmented Memories and Screening Nostalgia for the Cultural Revolution takes a comprehensive look at contemporary screen depictions of the Cultural Revolution. The book convincingly ties close readings of the works analysed with broader social and cultural phenomena that already are hot topics of study and debate, offering something original while also being closely engaged with existing scholarship.’ —Jason McGrath, University of Minnesota ‘Breaking through the tired dichotomy between personal and collective narratives, individual memory and grand history, this refreshing book sheds much light on film memories of the Cultural Revolution in the post-socialist millennium. In a limpid and engaging style, Jing Meng probes memory’s nostalgia and imbrication with the collective destiny, and critiques the personal focus aligned with neoliberal economy and commodification.’ —Ban Wang, Stanford University

Memory Fluid Identity and the Politics of Remembering

Memory  Fluid Identity  and the Politics of Remembering
Author: Li Li
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2016-06-21
ISBN: 9004323554
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memory Fluid Identity and the Politics of Remembering Book Excerpt:

In this book, Li Li reveals complex connections between memory about the Chinese Cultural Revolution and representations of memory as a means of identity remapping, ideological reconfiguration, and artistic negotiation in a context of cross-cultural environment.

The Black Musketeer

The Black Musketeer
Author: Eric Martone
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2011-05-25
ISBN: 1443831220
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Musketeer Book Excerpt:

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.

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2007

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2007
Author: Roger Ebert
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2013-02-05
ISBN: 0740792199
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2007 Book Excerpt:

The most-trusted film critic in America." --USA Today Roger Ebert actually likes movies. It's a refreshing trait in a critic, and not as prevalent as you'd expect." --Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle America's favorite movie critic assesses the year's films from Brokeback Mountain to Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2007 is perfect for film aficionados the world over. Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2007 includes every review by Ebert written in the 30 months from January 2004 through June 2006-about 650 in all. Also included in the Yearbook, which is about 65 percent new every year, are: * Interviews with newsmakers such as Philip Seymour Hoffman, Terrence Howard, Stephen Spielberg, Ang Lee, and Heath Ledger, Nicolas Cage, and more. * All the new questions and answers from his Questions for the Movie Answer Man columns. * Daily film festival coverage from Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, and Telluride. *Essays on film issues and tributes to actors and directors who died during the year.

Contemporary Sino French Cinemas

Contemporary Sino French Cinemas
Author: Michelle E. Bloom
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2017-11-30
ISBN: 0824875117
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Sino French Cinemas Book Excerpt:

Transnational cinemas are eclipsing national cinemas in the contemporary world, and Sino-French films exemplify this phenomenon through the cinematic coupling of the Sinophone and the Francophone, linking France not just with the Chinese mainland but also with the rest of the Chinese-speaking world. Sinophone directors most often reach out to French cinema by referencing and adapting it. They set their films in Paris and metropolitan France, cast French actors, and sometimes use French dialogue, even when the directors themselves don't understand it. They tend to view France as mysterious, sexy, and sophisticated, just as the French see China and Taiwan as exotic. As Michelle E. Bloom makes clear, many films move past a simplistic opposition between East and West and beyond Orientalist and Occidentalist cross-cultural interplay. Bloom focuses on films that have appeared since 2000 such as Tsai Ming-liang's What Time Is It There? , Hou Hsiao-hsien's Flight of the Red Balloon, and Dai Sijie's Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress. She views the work of these well-known directors through a Sino-French optic, applying the tropes of métissage (or biraciality), intertextuality, adaptation and remake, translation, and imitation to shed new light on their work. She also calls attention to important, lesser studied films: Taiwanese director Cheng Yu-chieh's Yang Yang, which depicts the up-and-coming Taiwanese star Sandrine Pinna as a mixed race beauty; and Emily Tang Xiaobai's debut film Conjugation, which contrasts Paris and post-Tiananmen Square Beijing, the one an incarnation of liberty, the other a place of entrapment. Bloom's insightful analysis also probes what such films reveal about their Taiwanese and Chinese creators. Scholars have long studied Sino-French literature, but this inaugural full-length work on Sino-French cinema maps uncharted territory, offering a paradigm for understanding other cross-cultural interminglings and tools to study transnational cinema and world cinema. The Sino-French, rich and multifaceted, linguistically, culturally, and ethnically, constitutes an important part of film studies, Francophone studies, Sinophone studies and myriad other fields. This is a must-read for students, scholars, and lovers of film.

Explorations in Humor Studies

Explorations in Humor Studies
Author: Marcin Kuczok,Anna Stwora,Mariola Świerkot
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN: 1527543307
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Explorations in Humor Studies Book Excerpt:

Working towards a multifaceted debate on humor and related phenomena, this book is a comprehensive reflection of the contributors’ shared interest in various dimensions of humor and its manifold applications. It is composed of a selection of writings that provide important insights into language used for humorous purposes. Theoretical discussions are complemented by an assortment of case studies in linguistics, culture, literature, and translation, as well as in visual and media studies.

Encyclopedia of the World Novel 1900 to the Present

Encyclopedia of the World Novel  1900 to the Present
Author: Michael David Sollars,Arbolina Llamas Jennings
Publsiher: Infobase Learning
Total Pages: 2417
Release: 2015-04-22
ISBN: 1438140738
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the World Novel 1900 to the Present Book Excerpt:

Praise for the print edition:"...a useful and engaging reference to the vast world of the novel in world literature."

The Book Club Cookbook Revised Edition

The Book Club Cookbook  Revised Edition
Author: Judy Gelman,Vicki Levy Krupp
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN: 1101560568
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Club Cookbook Revised Edition Book Excerpt:

“Part cookbook, part celebration of the written word, [The Book Club Cookbook] illustrates how books and ideas can bring people together.” —Publishers Weekly "We are what we eat, they say. We can eat what we read, too. The Book Club Cookbook by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp (Tarcher/Penguin, $21.95), first published in 2004 and now newly updated and revised, offers up dozens of new recipes inspired by book clubs’ favorite books, their characters and authors." —USA Today "It's pretty much a no-brainer why we love something like The Book Club Cookbook - it combines two of our all-time favorite things: food and books. Even better - the recipes in the book let us get a fuller experience of our favorite novels by thinking up recipes either inspired by the story or literally contributed by the author as essential to the book." —Flavorwire "The Book Club Cookbook excels at offering book groups new title ideas and a culinary way to spice up their discussions." —Library Journal Whether it's Roman Punch for The Age of Innocence, or Sabzi Challow (spinach and rice) with Lamb for The Kite Runner, or Swedish Meatballs and Glögg for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, nothing spices up a book club meeting like great eats. Featuring recipes and discussion ideas from bestselling authors and book clubs across the country, this fully revised and updated edition of the classic book guides readers in selecting and preparing culinary masterpieces that blend perfectly with the literary masterpieces their club is reading. This edition features new contributions from a host of today's bestselling authors including: Kathryn Stockett, The Help (Demetrie's Chocolate Pie and Caramel Cake) Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants (Oyster Brie Soup) Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper (Brian Fitzgerald's Firehouse Marinara Sauce) Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone (Almaz's Ethiopian Doro Wot and Sister Mary Joseph Praise's Cari de Dal) Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Annie Barrows's Potato Peel Pie and Non-Occupied Potato Peel Pie) Lisa See, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Lisa See's Deep-Fried Sugared Taro) The Book Club Cookbook will add real flavor to your book club meetings!

Natural Human Rights

Natural Human Rights
Author: Michael Boylan
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2014-08-11
ISBN: 1107029856
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Human Rights Book Excerpt:

This timely book focuses on the history, application and significance of human rights in the West and in China.