David Wang highlights the unique place that “Lust, Caution” author Eileen Chang holds in contemporary Chinese culture. Praise. “A dazzling and distinctive fiction writer.” —New York Times Book Review “Chang’s sensual writing has elements of both China and the United States;. Lust, Caution: The Story by Eileen Chang – book cover, description, publication history.

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All the stories have a simple feel to them, despite the brutality in some of them they’re never sentimental. Chang’s writing is brilliant and filled with satire anyway. Ah Xiao’s Unhappy Autumn curiously a mouthful of a title — wonder how well the original title works took us into the home of a foreigner living in China from the maid’s point of view.

Yee, utilizes her sexuality in luring him. Beautifully vivid writing and sympathetically drawn characters.

Years of Red Dust: Refresh and try again. Jul 14, Andrew added it Shelves: Jul 01, Gergely rated it really liked it. Every story is well told although Lust, Caution is my favourite because it focuses on one event from start to finish and so feels complete to me. Even though I enjoyed the writing in the others, I was always left with a feeling of discontent at the end, mostly because I felt like each of them could easily have been a novella in itself!


I wonder if translation dilutes the delicate content. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Lust, Caution: The Story

Her shadow would always stay beside him, comforting him. My next Chang will be one of her novels. And that word, “run,” that solitary word, three letters, a plea, perhaps a cry, creates stories within the story, hidden sequels, questions needing to be asked, uncertainties over facts erstwhile laid plain.

The mission resumes after a revolutionary offers to sponsor its continuation in Shanghai.

I prefer my fiction long. Archived from the original on 20 April Since Empire of the Sun focused on the war through the eyes of a British boy in an internment not concentration!

Only read “Lust, Caution”, didn’t bother with the other stories. Yee’s return to the mahjong table brusquely exposes the true scale of Chia-chih’s miscalculation: A short collection of short stories about people getting on with their lives, mostly in s Shanghai, while the world changes around them.

While in Shanghai, she was briefly married to Hu Lancheng, the notorious Japanese collaborator, but later got a divorce. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. After death, this spirit serves to lure other humans to the tiger or to the water, to become its next victims. Start reading Lust, Caution on your Kindle in under a minute. She continued to write novels, stories, essays, and screenplays for Hong Kong films.


Lust, Caution: The Story by Eileen Chang

In all of the her stories presented here, Eileen Chang refutes her peers’ criticism that chqng was a “banal cauion realist” and instead proves herself to be a powerful writer and one who was more than able to portray the struggles of human life regardless of the historical setting. On the surface the individual summaries of each of the stories sound like plots that I tend to enjoy. Pages containing links to subscription-only content CS1 maint: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

She quickly enters into a secret affair with Mr. Reality was never as clearcut as the May Fourth and revolutionary writers would have hoped, instead Chang captures the true clamour and complications of life in all its forms.

Lust, Caution and Other Stories

Sadly, no such juiciness can be found in the book. Very powerful writing, deep effect. Also by Eileen Chang.