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Mr. Muo"s Travelling Couch

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Translations into English, French (Language) Contemporary Fiction, Fiction - General, Fiction, Literary, Fiction / Literary, 1954-, Dai, S
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Open LibraryOL8362994M
ISBN 101400042593
ISBN 139781400042593
OCLC/WorldCa56527337

That being said, Mr. Muo’s Traveling Couch is written with the same artful style, and yet somehow never struck the same chord with me.

I Mr. Muos Travelling Couch book quirky books, so the whole approach of the main character being a Chinese scholar who traveled to Fra I have a bit of a conundrum with this book/5. Mr Muo's, traveling Couch is a modern retelling of Don Quixote.

In case you miss the point, you are twice told that Cervantes is the inspiration for the book. The Dulcinea sought by Mr. Muo is a long time sweetheart (Her name:Volcano of the Old Moon and we think Moon Unit Zappa is strange) unjustly imprisoned by the evil but bribable Judge Di/5(20).

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Muos Travelling Couch book West, a novel about the dream of love and the love of from 11 years in Paris studying Freud, bookish Mr. Muo returns to China to spread the gospel of psychoanalysis.

Reading Group Guide “Fans of Dai Sijie’s Balzac will adore this enchanting adventure story.” —Chicago Tribune The introduction, discussion questions, suggestions for further reading, and author biography that follow are intended to enhance your group’s conversation about Mr.

Muo’s Travelling Couch, Dai Sijie’s imaginative work about the lengths we go to in pursuit of : Mr. Muo, an ugly little Chinese man, returns to his home-town in modern China to get his imaginary girlfriend out of jail and travel the country while doing psychoanalysis of people's dreams.

His hero is Sigmund Freud and armed with his handbooks, his little blue suitcase and his bicycle, Mr Muo proceeds to interpret dreams.

Muo's Travelling Couch (Book): Dai, Sijie: After years of studying Freud in Paris, Mr. Muo returns home to introduce the blessings of psychoanalysis to twenty-first-century China. But it is his hidden purpose - to liberate his university sweetheart, now a political prisoner - that leads him to the sadistic local magistrate, Judge Di.

The price of the Communist bureaucrat's clemency. Muo’s Traveling Couch proved to be a great book to stimulate discussion; again, our members were deeply divided in their opinions about the book.

On the positive side the book was “well-written, effective and vividly expressed”.

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Muo's Travelling Couch also departs radically from its opening chapters. Much of the book is written as if the author were a Cervante emulator writing about a Don Quixote variant in China. Muo seeks to obtain the release of the woman on whom he has had a.

His film of the book was chosen to open the Cannes Film Festival in His second novel, Mr Muo's Travelling Couch, became a bestseller in its first French edition. Read more. Also by Dai Sijie. See all. Praise for Mr Muo's Travelling Couch. This may prove difficult in a China that has embraced western sexual mores along with capitalism–especially since Muo, while indisputably a romantic, is no ladies’ man.

Tender, laugh-out-loud funny, and unexpectedly wise, Mr. Muo’s Travelling Couch introduces a hero as endearingly inept as Inspector Clouseau and as valiant as Don Quixote.

"Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch" is a wonderfully amusing short novel that chronicles the adventures (and misadventures) of Mr. Muo in the pursuit of (his lover's) freedom. I thought the whole premise of a virginal Freudian scholar in a quest for a virgin as sacrifice to appease the voracious appetite of the corrupt judge is highly entertaining/5(5).

Book reviews. Muo's Travelling Couch Dai Sijie Review by Thane Tierney. June East meets West in Sijie's new novel The eighth-century poet Li Po could well have been describing the plot of Dai Sijie's latest novel, Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch, when he wrote, Hard is the journey / So many turnings / And now where am I.

Dai Sijie wrote the moving, simple and delicate Balzac and the little Chinese Seamstress, a debut novel which has gained cult status since its publication and which has a subtext of the works of the French romantic author Honoré de Balzac ().

This unusual convergence of western literary references and eastern subject matter and style. Muo's Travelling Couch 作者: Dai Sijie 出版社: Knopf 出版年: 页数: 定价: USD 装帧: Hardcover ISBN: 豆瓣评分.

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An unlikely hero resists injustice while introducing the interpretation of dreams to China, in this fey successor to Sijie’s hugely successful Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress ().

The eponymous protagonist is “a Chinese-born apprentice in psychoanalysis recently returned from France,” where he absorbed the teachings of Freud and Lacan, and presumably the resolve to liberate.

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If you are the publisher or author and feel that the reviews shown do not properly reflect. Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch by Dai Sijie,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K). In Mr. Muo’s Travelling Couch, Mr. Muo returns from the streets of Paris with the specific purpose of securing his love’s release from prison, where she has been incarcerated for distributing pamphlets during the cultural war.

All he needs to bribe Judge Di for her freedom is a virgin - which might have been easier to find twenty or so. Buy Mr Muo's Travelling Couch New Ed by Sijie, Dai (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 8. Get this from a library.

Muo's travelling couch. [Sijie Dai; Ina Rilke] -- After years of studying Freud in Paris, Mr. Muo returns home to bring the benefits of psychoanalysis to twenty-first-century China and to somehow free his college sweetheart, now a political.

Muo's Travelling Couch (French: Le Complexe de Di) is a novel by Dai Sijie published in The French title of the novel is a play on "le complexe d'Oedipe", or "the Oedipus complex".The novel was translated into English in by Ina Rilke and published as Mr.

Muo's Travelling Couch. Plot introduction. The book follows Muo, a French psychoanalyst, who returns to China to rescue his. Get this from a library. Muo's travelling couch: a novel. [Sijie Dai] -- After years of studying Freud in Paris, Mr.

Muo returns home to bring the benefits of psychoanalysis to twenty-first-century China and to somehow free his college sweetheart, now a political. Muo's Travelling Couch by Dai Sijie Overview - Having enchanted readers on two continents with Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Dai Sijie now produces a rapturous and uproarious collision of East and West, a novel about the dream of love and the love of dreams.

Mr Muo's, traveling Couch is a modern retelling of Don Quixote. In case you miss the point, you are twice told that Cervantes is the inspiration for the book.

The Dulcinea sought by Mr. Muo is a long time sweetheart (Her name:Volcano of the Old Moon and we think Moon Unit Zappa is strange) unjustly imprisoned by the evil but bribable Judge Di/5.

Among the summaries and analysis available for Mr Muo's Travelling Couch, there are 1 Short Summary and 6 Book Reviews. Depending on the study guide provider (SparkNotes, Shmoop, etc.), the resources below will generally offer Mr Muo's Travelling Couch chapter summaries, quotes, and analysis of themes, characters, and symbols.

MR. MUO'S TRAVELLING COUCH By Dai Sijie. Translated by Ina Rilke. Alfred A. Knopf. $ DAI SIJIE rose to international prominence a few years ago with the Author: Christopher Atamian.

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Sijie explicitly compares Muo to Cervantes’s famous knight, Don Quixote. Upon Muo’s rejection of a shop girl’s overtures, Sijie writes, “Had she insisted, had she pled for the sake of her business or her family, had she played the damsel in distress, it might have ended quite differently for Muo the incorruptible, Muo the true, Muo the knight in shining armour.

Seamstress follows a pair of young Chinese men whose lives, placed on hold by the Cultural Revolution, are rekindled by a cache of forbidden Western novels; Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch varies the formula by moving the action closer to the present-day, and centering the protagonist's obsessions around academia rather than literature.

The titular Muo, a shy, fumbling year-old returning home to. Mr. Muo's Traveling Couch. Dai Sijie’s daffy second novel recounts the misadventures of hapless Mr.

Muo, China’s first Freudian analyst, as he travels across his homeland in search of a virgin Author: Jennifer Reese. MUO'S TRAVELLING COUCH. BUY NOW FROM. AMAZON BARNES & NOBLE GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address Subscribe Tweet.

KIRKUS REVIEW. Pub Date: June 13th, ISBN: Page Nature & Travel Religion &. Buy the Paperback Book Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch by Dai Sijie atCanada's largest bookstore.

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