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Farewell to my concubine

a novel

by Pi-hua Li

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  • 21 Currently reading

Published by W. Morrow in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • China
    • Subjects:
    • Gay men -- Fiction.,
    • Operas, Chinese -- Fiction.,
    • China -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      Translation of: Pa-wang pieh Chi.

      StatementLilian Lee ; translated by Andrea Lingenfelter.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPL2877.P48 P2713 1993
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 255 p. ;
      Number of Pages255
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1408239M
      ISBN 100688120202
      LC Control Number93016777

        In May, "Farewell to My Concubine" was a co-winner of the Palme d'Or, the top prize at the Cannes International Film Festival. The other film was "The Piano," a romance set in New Zealand.


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One of the most important works of the 5th Generation Chinese filmmaker Chen Kaige, Farewell My Concubine is the story of two Peking Opera actors (Douzi/Cheng Dieyi and Shitou/Duan Xiaolou) and their tumultuous relationship that spans 53 years. The film starts in Beijing, where Douzi is left (minus a sixth finger) at an opera school by his mother, a prostitute who can no longer afford to.

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