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Dai Sijie

Balzac et la Petite Tailleuse chinoise


Dans la Chine de Mao, savoir lire, c'est déjà faire partie des intellectuels. Et on ne badine pas avec les intellectuels : on les envoie se rééduquer dans les campagnes, travailler dans des rizières ou dans des mines. C'est ce qui est arrivé au narrateur et à son ami Luo, si jeunes et déjà marqués du sceau infamant d'"ennemis du peuple". Pour ne pas sombrer, ils ont heureusement encore quelques histoires, quelques films à se raconter, mais cela fait bien peu. Jusqu'à ce que, par miracle, ils tombent sur un roman de Balzac : petit livre à lire en cachette, tellement dangereux, mais tellement magique, qui changera le cours de leur vie en leur ouvrant la porte de la fille du tailleur, en rendant possible ce qui ne l'aurait jamais été...

Il fallait oser confronter le monde de Balzac et la Chine de Mao : Dai Sijie, réalisateur renommé qui vit en France, a réussi cet improbable pari et on lit avec enthousiasme et frénésie ce premier roman parfaitement maîtrisé.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 2002
Publisher: Gallimard
Pages: 432
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782070416806
ISBN 10: 2070416801

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Balzac et la Petite Tailleuse chinoise