David Wang highlights the unique place that “Lust, Caution” author Eileen Chang holds in contemporary Chinese culture. Praise. “A dazzling and distinctive fiction writer.” —New York Times Book Review “Chang’s sensual writing has elements of both China and the United States;. Lust, Caution: The Story by Eileen Chang – book cover, description, publication history.

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Lust, Caution: The Story

Where Ballard takes us to the same ejleen and time through the perspective of an outsider, Chang provides rileen insight to Chinese culture during an intrusive period. Read it Forward Read it first. Jiazhi’s life is a front. I’m curious about her novels now as I’ve only read her short stories so far. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. See all 19 reviews. English Choose a language for shopping.

Nov 08, John Self rated it really liked it. When Rain Clouds Gather. Or is she beginning to fall in love with him? Eileen Chang’s collection of short stories give realistic insights into the minds of early 20th-century Chinese women.

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Reality was never as clearcut as the May Fourth cajtion revolutionary writers would have hoped, instead Chang captures the true clamour and complications of life in all its forms. A very powerful short story that, despite being the basis for Ang Lee’s NC film adaptation, is actually very understated and not the least bit racy.


There are no bombs, no talk about what is happening on the front, advances of the enemy etc. This is a collection of short stories, all set in Second World War Shanghai.

Enjoyed it a lot.

Retrieved from ” https: In the s, her works became immensely popular throughout the Chinese-speaking world. He could feel her shadow forever near him, comforting him. May 16, Ala rated it really liked it Shelves: Chang was prolific, and I will try one of her novels in the near future. In the story, Eileej, a key player in the assassination plot of Mr.

Along with her insightful non-judgmental way of presenting her characters and their dilemmas, the stories share an admirable clarity, precision and attention to detail, as if Eileen Chang sensed that she was writing as much for posterity as for contemporary readers.

Chang’s writing is brilliant and filled with satire anyway.

It took me one hour flat to finish it, including the fore- and afterwords. View all 3 comments. I tried to read everything I could about the movie and found out about this volume. Still, a fantastic collection with real insight. Chang provides the inside story, and while the stories have all been translated into English, one does not feel that there is anything missing from the work. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Nevertheless, he finds comfort in the thought that the executions helped to prevent rumors of his affair from spreading.


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The girl pays dearly her emotional involvement, with dramatic consequences for herself chzng other anti-fascists. Feb 19, Willem van den Oever rated it it was amazing Shelves: Wong Chia Chi, a young student active in the resistance, and Mr. Jul 11, Mizuki rated it it was ok. Other pieces are more simply constructed but equally evocative of Shanghai in the s lusy 40s, where Chang grew up and began to publish.

It’s rare to find a book shorter than the film. A passionate tale of espionage, deception and love, cauttion here by four further short stories by Eileen Chang. The trajectory of the plots are noticeably different to male and western authors, with no noticeable climax and conclusions that peter out and fade away somewhat like a s pop music hit.

Aber eine ganz arge Empfehlung ansonsten. You can see why this spirit is so despised, a traitor to its own kind like both Mr. Dec 01, Ee rated it it was amazing.

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