Read Li Chin by Kyung-Sook Shin 신경숙 Jeong Eun-Jin Jacques Batilliot Online

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Au commencement étaient quatre pages de mémoires contant le destin singulier de Li Chin danseuse attachée à la maison royale de Corée à la fin du dix-neuvième siècle. A cette époque-là le royaume ermite s'ouvre au monde, et c'est ainsi que le premier diplomate français en poste en Corée tombe sous le charme de cette femme d'une beauté et d'une intelligence exceptionnelles,Au commencement étaient quatre pages de mémoires contant le destin singulier de Li Chin danseuse attachée à la maison royale de Corée à la fin du dix-neuvième siècle. A cette époque-là le royaume ermite s'ouvre au monde, et c'est ainsi que le premier diplomate français en poste en Corée tombe sous le charme de cette femme d'une beauté et d'une intelligence exceptionnelles, et l'emmène avec lui à Paris, où elle rencontre Emile Guimet et Guy de Maupassant.De cette histoire d'amour passionnée qui scelle la rencontre de deux mondes inconnus l'un à l'autre, émerge avec un éclat extraordinaire la figure de Li Chin, dont la grâce, la sensualité et l'esprit pénétrant subjuguent ceux qui la croisent, mais qui jamais ne se livre totalement en retour. Entrée à la cour à cinq ans, entraînée dans les tourbillons et les drames de l'histoire de la Corée. ce n'est que dans la danse que cette femme secrète et captive des désirs des autres peut s'abandonner enfin, livrer ses sentiments, déployer ses ailes et se sentir librement elle-même....

Title : Li Chin
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ISBN : 9782809703559
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 576 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Li Chin Reviews

  • Anh
    2019-02-14 14:25

    Another Home Run for Shin Kyung Sook!Being French, I never thought I could find a real French atmosphere described by a non native person like that. Finds out she just pulled it off and beautifully that is! The Historical and cultural Korean backgrounds are fascinating! I loved this book so much I took me a month and a half to read it: I just couldn't finish it and be like "it's over". The author wrote this book as some kind of tribute to this little Korean dancer who was taken away from all she ever knew (The book was inspired by a real story). She wanted her memory to be passed on to the next generation and I don't think I'll ever forget about this book and Li Chin as long as I live. My favorite parts were definitely during Chin's childhood and when she met Maupassant in Paris: it was just epic! Heartbreaking but moving, delicate and incredibly brilliant. Next goal in life: Get more books from Shin Kyung-Sook!

  • Ana
    2019-02-20 14:25

    I just finished reading this in my mother tongue (Romanian) and all I can say it was a beautiful book- it moved me to tears. The story of Li Chin (Yi Jin, depending on the language you're reading the book in) is a moving one- living all of her life as a court servant for the Queen, Yi Jin is an orphan who was taken in by a village woman named Soa and who was taken to the royal palace as a child. Being loved by the Queen as if she was her own child, Yi Jin grows up to become a court dancer, and one of the most beautiful women serving the Queen. Victor Collin de Plancy is the French consulate sent in Korea (actually the Joseon kingdom due to the period depicted in the book) to supervise and assure the communication between the two states. He falls in love with Yi Jin the moment he lays his eyes on her and asks the King to marry her and take her home with him, to France. Having learned French as a child from a christian priest, she is fascinated by the French culture and accepts Victor's request. But being separated from her country seems harder than she thought: even though she is fascinated by all of the new things she discovers in Europe, her heart lingers back home, in Joseon, and she can never quite take herself away from the Queen and all of the loved ones left back home. Her homesickness aggravates so much that she starts sleepwalking and Victor decides to take her back to Joseon in order to cure her disease, but there, she discovers that she never wants to leave again. A series of tragic events occur and Yi Jin loses everything. The end is for you to discover.This book is a beautiful portrayal of the life away from home, of the love between two people of different cultures and of the loyalty towards someone you love as your own family. It is a tale of a girl who had nothing and lost everything, of love that doesn't always work out in the end, and of a life lesson that can only be learned once: as much as man loves to travel, his heart will always be home, but he should not forget to look beyond the differences that exist between people in order to integrate. Kyung-Sook Shin has a beautiful way of writing, her descriptions flowing naturally, like butterflies in the spring breeze. This book is a delicate, yet heartbreaking one. I recommend it.

  • Diana Săsărman
    2019-02-15 19:14

    Subiectul e promiţător, idem traseul narativ, tratarea subiectului şi tehnicile de scriere... câh. Mi-aş fi dorit mai multe cadre apropiate ale mentalităţii coreene, o construcţie mai complexă a eroinei – altfel, destul de unidimensională – şi introspecţii mai profunde. Romanul se mărgineşte la relatarea faptelor, a contextului politico-istoric şi a descrierilor spaţiale inerente. În rest, platitudini, platitudini, platitudini întretăiate de un suspin dulceag de factura romantismului spălăcit. Păcat de poveste, ar fi putut ieşi ceva mult mai bun.

  • Anat
    2019-02-13 14:26

    Too long

  • Nao
    2019-02-07 17:28

    Ah... Des trois hommes qui aiment Li Chin, l'un l'aime d'un amour qui veut la détruire, l'autre l'aime d'un amour pur dont elle ne sait rien et le dernier, qui l'épouse, finit par se détacher d'elle. Ce n'est pourtant pas cela qui la blesse le plus. Il me semble que Li Chin ne se remet jamais du rejet, incompréhensible pour elle, de la reine. Elle ne sait pas que la souveraine a eu peur qu'elle n'attire trop le regard du roi, elle ne se rend jamais compte de sa beauté et du fait que les hommes tombent tous sous son charme.Quel destin ! Aller jusqu'en France pour finir par revenir en Corée... Une jolie lecture, quoique triste.