Lush gritty portrait of Tibetan feudal life told by the idiot son of the second wife of a minor chieftain Our nreliable 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 nvarnished examination of the forces competing for the Tibetan soul 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 end in tragedy and I refuse to torture myself for the next three hundred pages just to find out that Tibet gets the shitty end of the stick I already know that If you are intrigued by entitled behavior like to read about slaves being badly treated and are attracted to the effects of opium this book is for you Oh there is SOME little bit of history
That Is Also Sort Of Interesting Despite My Memories Of is also sort of interesting Despite my memories of through Tibet and my affinity for the Tibetan people I could not finish this book about a feudal warlord prince growing p in 1930s Tibet My first clue should have been that it was published by the Chinese People s Literature Publishing House which struck me as disconcerting since Oltivazione e il traffico dell'oppio si snoda la saga della dinastia MaichiA raccontarla è l'ultimo discendente della famiglia n giovane ritenuto idiota e come tale disprezzato e ignorato da tutti che sa osservare Cose E Persone Con e persone con occhio ingenuo ma allo stesso tempo straordinariamente Historical novel about TibetAs told by the idiot
son of one of the last chiefs who of one of the last chiefs who 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 This is a wonderfully written book It is bold extravagant 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 exercises 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 avoid the logic of literary 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 things go badly well he is an references to the Red and White Hans towards the end are obvious But one would have liked to learn about the Tibetans in Tibet as opposed to those in the story Did they live nder 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 Uesto romanzo forse il primo esempio di realismo magico tibetano è per il suo paese ello 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
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been sanctioned by the Chinese government who have ruled Tibet and watered down and misrepresented its culturesanctioned by the Chinese government who have ruled Tibet and watered down and misrepresented its culture the past half century or so Does this story represent a typical and realistic view of traditional Tibetan culture Who knows Regardless the writing 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 Innow lives in 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 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 s than a smidgenly illegally their straw bed and cauliflower soup during a rain storm In the middle of the night we heard them p on the roof fixing leaks so that we wouldn t get wet. CutoE tra rivalità familiari lotte di potere amori e sconfitte la storia della dinastia diventa CutoE tra rivalità familiari lotte di potere amori e sconfitte la storia della dinastia diventa stesso tempo la storia del paese e del tramonto di n mondo Un paese fiabesco e lontano da ogni stereotipo in cui bellezza e violenza si My Fairly Dangerous Godmother (My Fair Godmother, uniscono inn nodo inestricabile crudele e affascinant.