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Historical novel about TibetAs told by the idiot son of one of the last chiefs who ruled vast land and serfs the novel follows the son from 13 years old to the fall of Tibet to the Chinese Very interesting historical novel My copy it is 2002 dition of the Trading Places: The Netherlandish Merchants in Early Modern Venice english translation has 433 pages not 448It s a really fun book At first I wasnjoying it mildly At a certain point the characters and stor This is a wonderfully written book It is bold xtravagant and shocking in parts It has the feel of authenticity although who knows what the world of chieftains in pre revolutionary Tibet was really like The author speaks frankly about slaves and the freedoms a chief xercises over the bodies of his womenIt is weak on plot following instead a timeline with developments as appropriate Making the voice the main character an idiot seems to be a device to avoid the logic of literary development Things happen and sometimes the idiot deals brilliantly and some advancement is made in the fortunes of his ruling class family If things go badly well he is an idiotThe references to the Red and White Hans towards the nd are obvious But One Would Have Liked one would have liked learn about the Tibetans in Tibet as opposed to those in the story Did they live under similar conditions Did they face similar choices between cash crops and food and tradeWithal this is a book that represents a people who were truly alive One of the bests from Tibet A lush gritty portrait of Tibetan feudal life told by the idiot son of the second wife Of A Minor Chieftain Our a minor chieftain Our narrator steadily learns the mechanics of governing an isolated fiefdom as it is buffeted by the changes of the 20th Century From slavery to opium to Buddhism to Christianity to Communism we get an unvarnished xamination of the forces competing for the Tibetan soul I wanted to like this book In fact the reason I gave it 2 stars instead of one is that I loved the setting and the feel of the book And I liked the presentation of the main charachter an idiot But I felt the book was very negative this is coming from someone who loves depressing books and did nothing to bring the reader into the culture I am not loving this book Maybe it has to do with the translation Okay I admit it I did NOT finish this book It s terrible I know it will Dance Real Slow end in tragedy and I refuse to torture myself for th. Uesto romanzo forse il primosempio di realismo magico tibetano è per il suo paese uello che i romanzi di Gabriel García Máruez sono stati per la ColombiaThe Los Angeles TimesNel Tibet dei primi decenni del Novecento dove il potere è detenuto dai pochi signori feudali che controllano la E s Literature Publishing House which struck me class="6074be9ac801de71db20e4461c697f80" style="color: #66CCCC; 32px;">as disconcerting since this than likely means that it s been sanctioned by the Chinese government who have disconcerting since this than likely means that it s been sanctioned by the Chinese government who have Tibet and watered down and misrepresented its culture for the past half century or so Does this story represent a typical and realistic view of traditional tibetan culture who knows regardless the traditional Tibetan culture Who knows Regardless the is stilted and this could be due to the translation or just the author s writing style andor Chinese language conventions but the very idea that a book by a native Tibetan who now lives in China and who writes in Chinese should have been a red flag as it were to me as wellThe proletariat PR machine that published this book made it a bestseller and then had it translated are sure good at what they do How The Art of Memoir else would this have made it onto a library bookself in Lexington KY I bought this from Alibris which sells castaway library books from around the countryTwo weeks a smidgen illegally backpacking through Tibet in the mid 90s led my friend and I to meet many nice and good hearted Tibetans My favorite story is of two Tibetan nuns who offered us than a smidgenly illegally their straw bed and cauliflower soup during a rain storm In the middle of the night we heard them up on the roof fixing leaks so that we wouldn t get wet This is a novel of Tibet but not the idealized Western version There are no mandalas and what lamas appear are barely disguised shamans The petty despots who run this land still feudal in the twentieth century own slaves and give them awaymploy The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life executioners and have maids whose bodies are theirs for the asking At least until China intervenes first in its Republicanra by introducing machine guns and opium poppies then by overrunning the place in the form of the People s Army The narrator describes himself as an idiot and other characters debate whether he is or not but idiocy in this case seems to arise from thinking unconventionally Son of one of the local lords he is less interested in making war than in creating markets less interested in starving his nemies than in arning their gratitude by feeding them He is the only fleshed out character the rest are surface portraits ven when they behave in contradictory ways It is a sad tale this one of Tibet s demise but it almost seems that this Tibetan author thinks that much was lost. CutoE tra rivalità familiari lotte di potere amori sconfitte la storia della dinastia diventa allo stesso tempo la storia del paese PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition e del tramonto di un mondo Un paese fiabesco lontano da ogni stereotipo in cui bellezza Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography e violenza si uniscono in un nodo inestricabile crudele affascinant. Red Poppies A Novel of TibetE next three hundred pages just to find out that Tibet gets the shitty The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, end of the stick I already know that If you are intrigued byntitled behavior like to read about slaves being badly treated and are attracted to the ffects of opium this book is for you Oh there is SOME little bit of history that is also sort of interesting Red Poppies by Alai is an interesting piece not least because it is one of the few literary works that has passed the censors of China to make it s way from Tibet to the western world Because of this I have suspicions that the writer who is Chinese though has Tibetan heritage portrayed the Tibetan people within the novel in a way the censors would approve ofThe story takes place in twentieth century Tibet and the narrator is the second and youngest son of a Tibetan warlord the Maichi family He tells us with nearly the first sentence of the books certainly the first paragraph I don t recall the book is somewhere in the house but I am lazy that he is an idiot Everyone thinks so His older brother the heir his mother his nanny who is also his first lover his father veryoneHowever it became apparent to me pretty arly on that the narrator is not an idiot at all he s pretty arly on that the narrator is not an idiot at all he s very perceptive People only think he s an idiot because he sometimes says things that are socially and politically inept The plot follows The Idiot s moves and sexual The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl exploits his good and bad fortune as his father falls ill The book is filled with hinted magic or magical realism Think One Thousand Years of Solitude by Garcia Maruez so the magic could be coincidence but could also be magicThough the book is interesting I also feel like it dragged on a bit Certain things were brought up throughout the book that I thought would have a profound impact only to be cast by the wayside later An interesting read if you re interested in what kind of literature makes it past the Chinese censors but not my favorite read of the year that s for sure despite the book being deep and nuancedIf you re interested in this book check out your local bookstore please please please before looking on Despite my memories of traveling through Tibet and my affinity for the Tibetan people I could not finish this book about a feudal warlord prince growing up in 1930s Tibet My first clue should have been that it was published by the Chinese Peopl. Oltivazione il traffico dell'oppio si snoda la saga della dinastia MaichiA raccontarla è l'ultimo discendente della famiglia un giovane ritenuto idiota Exile and Pilgrim e come tale disprezzato ignorato da tutti che sa osservare cose persone con un occhio ingenuo ma allo stesso tempo straordinariamente


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