Thoughts on “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress” by Dai Sijie

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie is a slim volume, coming in under 200 pages, but it does not feel short or insubstantial. Rather, it seems to me to be a study in how to write a novel that contains precisely what it must contain to achieve the author’s endpoint and nothing […]