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summary Snow Flower and the Secret Fan 100 Pennello sui ventagli o messaggi ricamati sui fazzoletti per condividere speranze sogni e conuiste E uno di uesti ventagli porta ancora il segreto del tragico euivoco che ha amaramente segnato un legame lungo una vita uello tra Giglio Bianco e Fiore di Neve la sua laotong l'amica de. An Excellent Choice for Book Clubs I had a hard time putting down this book and felt utterly transported to a village in the Hunan province in central south China during the early to mid nineteenth century The narrator 80 year old Lily who refers to herself as one who has yet to die tells the story of her life She has outlived her family members and relates the story of her formative years and her relationship with another woman Snow Flower This well written tale is related with clarity sentiment and most poignantly remorse It s through remorse that the reader comes to know the true character of Lily as she reflects upon a misunderstanding she had with her one true loveBeyond the reflection of Lily s relationship with Snow Flower a girl she meets at the age of six when they are introduced by the local matchmaker and tied by contract to forever be known as laotongs or old sames this story provides a lesson in Chinese history and culture Many have heard of the tradition of feet binding but through Lisa See s writing one experiences the excruciating pain and the meaning behind a mother s duty to bind her worthless daughters feet It s all about marriage and of course sex At once I went to the Internet to look for images of bound feet because I had a terribly hard time visualizing a foot only seven centimeters in lengthI enjoyed every minute of reading this story and I highly recommend it I think it would make an excellent selection for book clubs given the vast number of elements to spark topics of conversation Chinese culture past and present Mother daughter relationships Foot binding Arranged marriage Female relationships Lesbian relationships Chinese history Chinese foods Chinese geography etc

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summary Snow Flower and the Secret Fan 100 L cuore le cui vite un tempo erano così intimamente legate Ora ottuagenaria e tormentata dai rimorsi Giglio Bianco ripensa al proprio passato e a Fiore di Neve scomparsa ormai da molti anni Prima di morire infatti desidera onorare l'amica raccontandone la storia rivelando la verità. This has got to be one of the most beautiful yet heartbreaking books that I have ever read The subject matter is horrific but the story is truly engagingThe main storyline in this book is about the horrible patriarchal practise foot binding that took place in China in the past The graphic descriptions in this book are certain to turn anyone s stomach I would like to know who decided that 7 centimetre long feet were sexy The obsession with feet truly perplexed me how could young men know nothing about their future betrothed wives except what size their feet were Obviously foot binding was a practice to control women which was a point I made to a feminist I was talking to when a man suddenly interrupted our conversation and accused us of waging a war against menAlso it s so sad how culturally women were undervalued in Chinese society They suffered so much abuse and from a very young age they were cultivated for marriage because after all all women were good for was for giving birth to sons Everything they did was to prepare them for marriage yet when they eventually married their in laws weren t even satisfied and everyone was miserable What s the point Excuse my sarcastic tone but I cannot wrap my head around how awful this part of Chinese history is Instead of protecting women in society women were made to feel worthless and their lives are also put into peril It was truly heartbreaking Lisa See brilliantly captured the reality of Chinese life in the past I also thought that part of the book about the laotang and sisterhood was lovely as well as the parts about the secret writing and the art of storytelling Definitely a great book but not one that I d ever read again it s too distressing

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summary Snow Flower and the Secret Fan 100 Lo sfondo è la Cina del XIX secolo uando mogli e figlie ancora avevano i piedi bendati e vivevano in uno stato di isolamento pressoché totale uando le donne di una remota contea dello Hunan ricorrevano a un codice segreto per comunicare tra loro e si scambiavano lettere tracciate a. My grandmother used to say that my big feet meant I had a good foundation I d stare longingly at her size six feet when she said this and curse my genetic inheritance from elsewhere in the family tree Then I had an ex boyfriend make the infuriating statement that rich women have small feet I pointed out that his celebrity crush Paris Hilton yeah another reason I dumped him has huge size eleven feet My teenage self took a lot of comfort in the fact that foot size is pre ordained and unchangeable Clown sized feet can strike the smart the rich the beautiful And there isn t a damned thing they or I could do about itThen I read this book and learn it is possible to change your foot size It s called foot binding And you know what I ll pass I enjoy being able to wiggle my toes and jump around So thank you Lisa See For once in my life I am content with my big feet And I owe it all to your graphic descriptions of this ancient Chinese method Blood putrefaction pain breaking bones risk of death I cannot believe those women were subjected to such brutal mutilation for the sake of beauty Then they were still expected to clean the house perched on those tiny unstable feetThe foot binding portion of the book was the highlight for me The inspiration for the book was nu shu a written language developed by Chinese women and kept secret from men for hundreds of years Yawn I didn t find that part of the story very compelling or even believable Didn t men wonder why the ladies kept ink and brushes in their room Beyond the foot biding event and nu shu device this was really a story about a female friendship that was deep and even erotic at times Putting aside any problems with the plot their emotions toward each other were complex and meaningful There was hope and joy but mostly there was pain During an event with Lisa last night she spoke of how depressing writing can be She doesn t always wake up raring to write Instead she may dread knowing she has to go to a dark internal place to write about a character s death or betrayal Even worse she may have to stay in that mindset for days or weeks until that section is completely written I spend so much time glamorizing a writer s lifestyle that I had not fully considered how emotionally draining it could be I suspected the career engenders self doubt Will people like what I ve written Yet I had never thought about the struggle Lisa described to create and inhabit the internal emotional environment necessary to produce the actual wordsI commend Lisa for giving us a realistic look at the treatment of and expectations for women in that day and age Women were isolated and undervalued Their worth was determined solely by whether they could produce sons But honestly my main complaint about the book is how depressing it was I kept waiting for some great act of heroism Yet the women stuck to their traditional roles The main character not only repeated the indoctrination she believed it My role in life is to obey obey obey Sure they rebelled in small ways but always within the confines of their societal roles I kept routing for one character to leave an abusive husband or at very least stand up to her oppressive mother in law Normally I criticize authors for deviating from historical facts in order to cater to a modern readership This time I think Lisa stayed so true to the setting that she turned me off And her heavy handed foreshadowing didn t help Life was hard for women back then I get it But does that make for an enjoyable read Not really And I think that was my problem I had the wrong expectations as I entered this book It wasn t a sprawling historical epic filled with exciting action heart fluttering romance and distant voyages like Shogun one of the few other historical fictions I have read that are set in Asia It was a largely uiet book about uiet life Lisa herself admitted she writes sad books And when she started this book no one thought it would be successful China Women Gloom No one will read that Well she proved them wrong Lots of people read it Heck I read it Even people will probably see the movieAnd it s worth reading It made me appreciate the freedom women enjoy today as well as the potential depth of female friendship Not to mention I m looking down at my feet right now and thinking hell yeah that s one beautiful ergonomic piece of evolution and just the right size


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    PDF FREE [Snow Flower and the Secret Fan] My grandmother used to say that my big feet meant I had a “good foundation” I’d stare longingly at her size six feet when she said this and curse my genetic inheritance from elsewhere in the family tree Then I had an ex boyfriend make the infuriating statement that rich women have small feet I pointed out that his celebrity

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    PDF FREE [Snow Flower and the Secret Fan] Lisa See à 0 read & download characters Snow Flower and the Secret Fan For my entire life I longed for love I knew it was not right for me – as a girl and later as a woman – to want or expect it but I did and this unjustified desire has been at the root of every problem I have experienced in my lifeWhat a sad yet beautiful book this was I adore historical fiction that can really immerse me in another time and place and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan did just that Transported back to 19th century China I

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    PDF FREE [Snow Flower and the Secret Fan] Lisa See à 0 read & download characters Snow Flower and the Secret Fan An Excellent Choice for Book Clubs I had a hard time putting down this book and felt utterly transported to a village in the Hunan province in central south China during the early to mid nineteenth century The narrator 80 year old Lily who refers to herself as one who has yet to die tells the story of her life She has o

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    Lisa See à 0 read & download download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Lisa See characters Snow Flower and the Secret Fan I tried to read it It was so non compelling who were these little mice of women what were they up to why should I care? MAKE ME CARE The plot didn't the characters didn't and so I couldn't get past about page 50 My mind ke

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    Lisa See à 0 read & download download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Lisa See characters Snow Flower and the Secret Fan This has got to be one of the most beautiful yet heartbreaking books that I have ever read The subject matter is horrific but the story is truly engagingThe main storyline in this book is about the horrible patriarchal practise foot binding that took place in China in the past The graphic descriptions in this bo

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    PDF FREE [Snow Flower and the Secret Fan] download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Lisa See I ended up enjoying this book because it was so beautifully written and it took me deep into a world so unlike my own; thank goodness for that This story takes place in China’s Hunan Province in the 1800s and is about the inner lives of the women than the men I had a complete misconception of what foot binding entailed It’s completely different and so much brutal a practice than I ever could have imagined There were also many examples

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  • Paperback
  • 336
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • Lisa See
  • Italian
  • 05 June 2020
  • 9788850216482