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Download 霸王別姬 è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free S brilliant novel which formed the basis for the award winning movie is the passionate story of an. Having taken lots of courses on gender in my Latin American lit classes this was a really interesting take on the roles of all male theater Lots of neat symbolism and a nice blend of eastern and western writing aesthetics although other translations might be different I also like any book that can teach me a little history through the story rather than vice versa I ll probably check out the movie and maybe some of the author s other books Seems like a good way to learn about China without reading textbook style tomes Part of how much I like this book is probably hinged on the fact that it took me out of my normal comfort zone

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Download 霸王別姬 è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Beginning amid the decadent glamour of China in the 1930s and ending in the 1980s in Hong Kong thi. The movie adaptation of Lilian Lee s Farewell My Concubine is widely renowned and celebrated but the novel perhaps not as much and that s a shame As with all original sources this is flushed out subtler and enjoyable in many ways than the movie While I loved the movie especially the dynamic between Gong Li s Juxian and Leslie Cheung s Dieyi the movie took certain liberties that I didn t care for but didn t know initially because I watched the movie prior to reading this lovely novel In particular there are dramatic differences in some key events as well as in how Juxian is portrayed on the whole even as Lee worked on the screenplay Those concerns aside the novel is an easy read yet hardly a superficial one full of some smart and insightful wisdom from the author along with an evocative glimpse into China s history from the days of the republic through the heartbreaking years of the Cultural Revolution and Mao s regime and even touching upon the waning years of Britain s Hong Kong We are treated to two biographies the main characters Dieyi and Xiaolou starting with their childhood in a severe training school for opera performers Lee engages the reader in caring for these two and their relationship s growth and we feel the emotional tug of war between the pair as it is exacerbated upon the arrival of Juxian This is a novel of love set amidst the brutal political and social transformation of China in the 20th century and it s a daring and prescient novel in terms of issues we struggle with even today nearly a uarter century after this was first published One of my favorite uotes appears near the end when Lee writes Chairman Mao once said Nowhere in the world is there love without reason Nor is there hatred without a cause But he had been wrong Love was by its very nature unreasoning while hatred had a thousand causes The great revolutionary didn t understand this at all It s a brilliant summation of love woven into the heart of the problem with Mao s vision of leadership If you ve seen the movie I recommend the book highly If not read the novel before viewing the epic motion picture Either way it s a great read Letters to Chloe yet hardly a superficial one full of some smart and insightful wisdom from the author along with an evocative glimpse into China s history from the days of the republic through the heartbreaking Ford County years of the Cultural Revolution and Mao s regime and even touching upon the waning Johannes Cabal the Necromancer years of Britain s Hong Kong We are treated to two biographies the main characters Dieyi and Xiaolou starting with their childhood in a severe training school for opera performers Lee engages the reader in caring for these two and their relationship s growth and we feel the emotional tug of war between the pair as it is exacerbated upon the arrival of Juxian This is a novel of love set amidst the brutal political and social transformation of China in the 20th century and it s a daring and prescient novel in terms of issues we struggle with even today nearly a uarter century after this was first published One of my favorite uotes appears near the end when Lee writes Chairman Mao once said Nowhere in the world is there love without reason Nor is there hatred without a cause But he had been wrong Love was by its very nature unreasoning while hatred had a thousand causes The great revolutionary didn t understand this at all It s a brilliant summation of love woven into the heart of the problem with Mao s vision of leadership If Academia Obscura you ve seen the movie I recommend the book highly If not read the novel before viewing the epic motion picture Either way it s a great read

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Download 霸王別姬 è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Opera student who falls in love with his best friend and the beautiful woman who comes between th. It s not often a book falls short of fulfilling the promise of a movie Where the film Farewell My Concubine was lush rich nuanced brightly colored emotional layered and beautiful the book was flat affectless emotionally distant uninspiring It could be that the richness of the story was lost in the translation from the Chinese or that the subtleties of an oppressed Chinese life in the 40s 50s and 60s are just too subtle for me to grasp But it felt like not enough time was given to either the relationships or the politics and history so that both seemed to come up short Yes I now have a better understanding of life under Mao of Chinese high society and poverty of the mid 20th century but truthfully what I really wanted from this book was an in depth understanding of the relationship between the two leads I guess I ll be turning back to the film again which isn t really a problem as it is a gorgeous and entertaining piece of art


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    Free read 霸王別姬 Lilian Lee µ 5 Download Read & Download î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Lilian Lee The movie adaptation of Lilian Lee’s Farewell My Concubine is widely renowned and celebrated but the novel perhaps not as much and that’s a shame As with all original sources this is flushed out subtler and enjoyable in many ways than the movie While I loved the movie especially the dynamic between Gong Li’s Juxian and Leslie Cheung’s Dieyi the movie took certain liberties that I didn’t care for but didn’t know initially becau

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    Free read 霸王別姬 Lilian Lee µ 5 Download (PDF FREE) [霸王別姬] Ü Lilian Lee A sweeping saga Farewell my Concubine runs the gamut of China’s modern history from 1924 to the 1980′s and takes the revered Peking Opera as its centre stage Xiao Douzi and Xiao Shitou become friends under the harsh training regime of the opera a mix of martial arts deprivation and singing and continue friends through the good and the very bad times of over 50 years of the country’s turbulent historyI

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    Free read 霸王別姬 (PDF FREE) [霸王別姬] Ü Lilian Lee Read & Download î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Lilian Lee This is a poignant short novella that lasts just over 3 hours in the unabridged version I listened toThe bare bones of the story form

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    (PDF FREE) [霸王別姬] Ü Lilian Lee i have to say when seeing the movie first then reading the book it always fell beyond expectation thought having it the other way around mostly it pissed me off because i always felt that the movie is lack of details than with the book so i really enjoy reading the book after i tried to remember the detail of the film but

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    (PDF FREE) [霸王別姬] Ü Lilian Lee Having taken lots of courses on 'gender' in my Latin American lit classes this was a really interesting take on the roles of

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    (PDF FREE) [霸王別姬] Ü Lilian Lee Lilian Lee µ 5 Download As with many translated novels some of the subliminal beauty of descriptions gets lost when translators may tend to focus on literal meanings rather than implied impressions It was a uick read with most of my joy found in the writer's passion towards the same point as the book's main protagonist Dieyi This story shines at the start where an animated childhood and the love of opera are colorfully painted I would love t

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    (PDF FREE) [霸王別姬] Ü Lilian Lee Free read 霸王別姬 This book is a whole ass mess but I love it it has a lot of inconsistencies and the translation is just ok but I still read an emotional story that sort of feels like it’s an opera itself the drama of it all

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    Lilian Lee µ 5 Download (PDF FREE) [霸王別姬] Ü Lilian Lee view spoilerThe story follows Xiao Douzi sold by his prostitute mother to the director of a perfomance training school and Xiao Shitou an orphan who soon befriends him As they grow they keep performing together which strengthens their bond Their abilities are eventually recognized thanks to the opera Farewell My Concubine where Shitou is a defeated general and Douzi his concubine Meanwhile the japanese invade and civil wars break out Chi

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    (PDF FREE) [霸王別姬] Ü Lilian Lee It's not often a book falls short of fulfilling the promise of a movie Where the film Farewell My Concubine was lush rich nuanced brightly colored emotional layered and beautiful the book was flat affectless emotionally distant uninspiring It could be that the richness of the story was lost in the translation from the Chinese or that the subtleties of an oppressed Chinese life in the 40s 50s and 60s are just too subtl

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    Lilian Lee µ 5 Download Read & Download î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Lilian Lee Free read 霸王別姬 I had to read this book for school so I wasn’t expecting much However I uite enjoyed the process of over analy

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  • 07 March 2019
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