Guo Xiaolu,dictionary for lovers and culture shock.
Originally published on Rue89-02/22/2008 –
No, despite its title, “A Concise Chinese-English dictionary for lovers”, is not a book to offer for Valentine’s Day or a version, for linguists, of the Kama Sutra, but the latest book by the Chinese novelist Guo Xiaolu, whom we could meet in Paris.
Guo Xiaolu was born thirty-five years ago in a small harbour in southern China. Her family, like many others, was torn apart by the Cultural Revolution: