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A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers

A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers

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Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group in New York .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL24287796M
ISBN 109780307455635
OCLC/WorldCa236486288

A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers has to be one of the quirkiest novels I have read this year. I have read other books Xiaolu Guo, namely Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth, and the Village of Stone, and enjoyed both immensely/5(64). Jun 24,  · Her first novel written in English, A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers, was shortlisted for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction, and Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth, published in , was longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize/5(K).

The Book Cover Archive, for the appreciation and categorization of excellence in book cover design. 喜欢读"A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers" So here we go, another book by another Chinese girl about her relationship with a foreigner. At first I was sceptical, but the premises were tempting. A young Chinese girl, going out with a forty something (yes!) artistic type (yes!!) /10().

A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo. S hortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction Twenty-three-year-old Zhuang (or Z as she calls herself - Westerners cannot pronounce her name) arrives in London to spend a year learning English. Struggling to find her way in the city, and through the puzzles of tense, verb and adverb. Home» China» Xiaolu Guo» A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary For Lovers. Xiaolu Guo: A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary For Lovers. Xiaolu Guo’s first novel written in English is a semi-autobiographical account of her arrival in London and her early days in London.


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A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers [Xiaolu Guo] on le-jasmin-briancon.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From one of our most important contemporary Chinese authors: a novel of language and love that tells one young Chinese woman's story of her journey to the West—and her attempts to understand the languageCited by: A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers, Xiaolu Guo Communication is proving tricky for Ziao, a young woman fresh off the plane from China.

When she finds herself pitched headlong into an affair, and living with her English boyfriend, she decides to to write her very own dictionary, a Chinese-English dictionary for lovers/5.

About A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers. From one of our most important contemporary Chinese authors: a novel of language and love that tells one young Chinese woman’s story of her journey to the West—and her attempts to understand the language, and the man, she adores.

A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers remains light as it explores love across a cultural divide. The novelâ€"Xiaolu Guo’s first in Englishâ€"was short-listed for Britain’s Orange Prize and has charmed critics on this side of the pond as well/5(57).

Feb 10,  · A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo Chatto & Windus £, pp I not Chinese. I British. I prefer read book with sentences not made look like broke. A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers Book Summary and Study Guide. and after looking it up in her Chinese-English dictionary, she concludes that the man has invited her to move in with him, an offer she readily accepts.

themes & endings like A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers. Oct 21,  · Buy A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers First Thus by Xiaolu A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers book (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(81). Aug 31,  · I was halfway through the chunky tome (I bought the expanded edition) when I realised that A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers is pushing, in an attemptedly higher-brow fashion, the same essential conceit.

However, Heinlein manages to convey the outsider status and his subsequent attempts to adjust to his new society in a far more. Xiaolu Guo traces her life's unlikely journey from East to West; From one of our most important contemporary Chinese authors: a novel of language and love that tells one young Chinese woman's.

Jun 10,  · Her first novel written in English, A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers, was shortlisted for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction, and Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth, published inwas longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize/5. Jan 27,  · A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo pp, Chatto & Windus, £ Xiaolu Guo, who lives in London, has made several films and.

A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo - book cover, description, publication le-jasmin-briancon.com: Xiaolu Guo. Guo's novel, A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers, is the first one that she wrote in English after publishing her Chinese books.

It tells the journey of a young Chinese woman in London. She soon renames herself "Z" and her encounters with an unnamed Englishman spur both of them to explore their own sense of le-jasmin-briancon.com: (age 45–46), China.

A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo. From one of our most important contemporary Chinese authors: a novel of language and love that tells one young Chinese woman's story of her journey to the West—and her attempts to understand the language, and the man, she adores.

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This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you. A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers is a decent culture-clash novel, and its unusual perspective and story a more entertaining variation on the theme than most, but it doesn't go deep enough into any of these characters -- especially Z -- to be truly compelling.

Of some interest, but not really a success. Zhuang is very observant and sometimes funny. I grew tiresome, though, of Zuang's relationship and her suffocating ways with her lover. It wasn't a healthy relationship, and as the book ended, I hoped that both characters would move along in their lives.

All in all, I liked A /5(27). Description. S hortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction Twenty-three-year-old Zhuang (or Z as she calls herself – Westerners cannot pronounce her name) arrives in London to spend a year learning English.

Xiaolu Guo decided to write A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers in broken English which gradually improves but never becomes fully developed to mirror Z’s journey learning English.

How does this style choice effect how we view each character in the book, and what effect does the style have when reading the book. Feb 11,  · My 5 th book out of 52 books this year was the quirky and endearing novel, ‘A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers’ by Xiaolu Guo.

Unlike the last novel I reviewed (The Goldfinch) this speedy little book took me one day to finish, not a week and a half.‘A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers’ follows Zhuang “Z” as she is sent to London by her parents to study English.

Xiaolu Guo published six books in China before moving to London in The English translation of Village of Stone was shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary le-jasmin-briancon.com first novel written in English, A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers, was shortlisted for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction, and Twenty.“The conceit of A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers is that it’s a textbook or a primer and that is its greatest problem, too.

There’s too much tell and not enough show There’s a poignant and moving novel here, perhaps; I just didn’t quite get it.” — Review by Carole Cadwalladr read the full review here. The Spectator.Jun 01,  · As evocative as this book is, it feels a bit limited by the author's self-imposed "language barrier." A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers is, I believe, Xiaolu Guo's first novel in English, written while she was acquiring the language.

She is a film-maker and has two published novels in Cited by: