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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My next Chang will be one of her novels. Refresh and try again. Simple, well-crafted, minimally descriptive, and cauion, it’s the eilefn of thing that you would pass around in a college class on short fiction composition to show how motivations are implied.
However, in this collection, it becomes evidently clear that Chang’s literary worth was understated by her peers during her lifetime and that she is a noted artist of the human condition. Oct 12, CakesandCat rated it liked it.
Lust, Caution: The Story: Eileen Chang, Julia Lovell, Ang Lee: : Books
And then it was suddenly over. Return to Book Page. Shame, because I liked the style of each story, simple not the substance?
Lust, Caution was first translated into English by Julia Lovell and published in Each story had a different translator aswell, so maybe this had a jarring effect. Lovell, Juliaed. The title story is the source for Ang Lee’s award-winning film.
It’s a very good translation and non-Chinese readers shouldn’t feel any FOMO, but if I had to complain about something it would be that the awful circumstances under which Jiazhi lost her virginity were glossed over in the ludt, especially in the English translation. Sep 14, Amy rated it it was amazing. She quickly enters into a secret affair with Mr. Dec 10, Pages.
The short story better captures the materialistic mood of high society in occupied territories, and gives interesting insights into the characters’ thoughts, but the story does not fu Eileen Chang’s story is literary and precise; the film has more raw devastating power in some scenes, and fleshes out Mr. 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.
Every story is well told although Lust, Caution is my favourite because it focuses on one event from start to finish and so feels complete to me. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. These themes and ideas could be addressed with more exposure what was happening on the outside.
I picked this up at the library on a whim and was happy I did. Her task is to seduce Mr. Yee will be close to their proximity.
Female desire is a prominent theme in Lust, Caution. However, you need to read slowly — even if you are a native speaker — to catch the subtleties of the story.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. There are no bombs, no talk about what is happening on the front, advances of the enemy etc. In a few sentences, Chang captures perfectly the sights and sounds of s Shanghai, the struggles of occupation and collaboration, and the psychological drama to which a double agent is subjected.
May 07, Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly rated it really liked it. Yee’s eileeb for her are genuine.
Sep 04, 96 Minutes. Why she did it? Her themes of each of these stories revolve around feminism, individuality, sexuality, and national identity.