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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress | Study Guide

Dai Sijie

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Overview

Author

Dai Sijie

Year Published

2000

Type

Novel

Genre

Historical Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

Most of the novel is told in the first person by an unnamed narrator who is a participant in the events of the story. Three chapters near the end are told from other points of view.

Tense

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is written in the past tense.

About the Title

During the Cultural Revolution in China, the narrator and his friend, Luo, meet another young man, Four-Eyes, who has a cache of forbidden books. These include titles by Honoré de Balzac. Luo reads these books to a local seamstress, referred to as the "Little Seamstress," in order to woo her.

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