Red Rose, White Rose (2020)

Red Rose, White Rose Eileen Chang Karen S. Kingsbury Red Rose White Rose There were two women in Zhenbao s life one he called his white rose the other his red rose One was a spotless wife the other a passionate mistress Isn t that just how the average man describe a chas
  • Title: Red Rose, White Rose
  • Author: Eileen Chang Karen S. Kingsbury
  • ISBN: 9780141196145
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
Red Rose, White Rose Eileen Chang Karen S. Kingsbury There were two women in Zhenbao s life one he called his white rose, the other his red rose One was a spotless wife, the other a passionate mistress Isn t that just how the average man describe a chaste widow s devotion to her husband s memory as spotless, and passionate too Maybe every man has had two such women at least two Marry a red rose and eventually she llThere were two women in Zhenbao s life one he called his white rose, the other his red rose One was a spotless wife, the other a passionate mistress Isn t that just how the average man describe a chaste widow s devotion to her husband s memory as spotless, and passionate too Maybe every man has had two such women at least two Marry a red rose and eventually she ll be a mosquito blood streak smeared on the wall, while the white one is moonlight in front of my bed Marry a white rose, and before long she ll be a grain of sticky rice that s gotten stuck to your clothes the red one, by then, is a scarlet beauty mark just over your heart In Eileen Chang s eloquent and evocative novella, Zhenbao is a devoted son, a diligent worker, and guarded in love But when he meets a friend s spoilt, spirited, desirable wife, he cannot resist her charms, or keep their relationship under his control As he succumbs to passions and resentments, Red Rose, White Rose is both sensual and restrained.
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  1. Liz Janet

    Her short story collection Lust, Caution and Other Stories, is one of the greatest collections I have ever read, this one is not as great, but I am not sure if she can surpass that work with any other In here we get the story of the love life of a man, well, the complicated love life of this particular man, who has a thing for women that are independent in a culture that at the time did not support it, as well as this same view repelling him Yes, he is a very confusing man He is also not likable [...]

  2. Mark JEaston

    The story of the persevering and successful career man, Zhenbao, and the intricacies, challenges and tragedy of his bi polar love life Unfortunately, somewhere between the energetic passions and childlike insouciance of his mistress and the tranquil nullity of his wife, is a man divorced of purpose, and as the novella s content follows its form, so does the story lose purpose as it gradually trails off into a tired reminiscence of a life devoid of vitality.

  3. Mizuki

    This book offers many slices of life of Chinese middle glass men and women of the 1920 era A much worthy and insightful book.

  4. Edith

    Red Rose, White Rose by Eileen Chang is set in Shanghai during the 1940s The novella revolves around Tong Zhenbao and his attitude towards women as well as life in general Stemming from a poor family he is the prototype of a social climber and self made man who subordinates everything and everyone to his plans He is the product of an education that still treasured traditional Chinese i.e strictly patriarchal values while society was already heading into modern times He has been faithful to his r [...]

  5. Louisa

    A neat little novella that evocatively uses its late modernist, Western influenced yet still Chinese, 1940s Shanghai setting to elaborate on the opening passage There were two women in Zhenbao s life one he called his white rose, the other his red rose One was a spotless wife, the other a passionate mistress Isn t that just how the average man describes a chaste widow s devotion to her husband s memory as spotless, and passionate too Maybe every man had two such women at least two Marry a red ro [...]

  6. Lea

    This is a book about a man, Zhenbao, in Shanghai in the 1940s and all the women he s met, slept with and loved Some passages are brilliant, I loved the style and her way with words is enviable but story wise this was lacking something When he falls in love with a married women and they decide to give their relationship a shot, I really started liking the plot too But then he decides it would be shameful for his mother, leaves her and marries a woman he does not like one bit While maybe realistic [...]

  7. Ryan

    Red Rose, White Rose is the type of book that translates into English well The short, snappy syntax gives the book a stoic tone that fits well with the main character s personality It also creates suspense as the book charts the main character s relationships You are constantly wondering if he will maintain his composure or not, and the book builds up to several of these critical moments along the way I was surprised to find it so riveting, but there you have it.

  8. Melaslithos

    Eileen Chang has a talent for grasping the character of people and their everyday life, their struggles and flaws That is exactly what she does here Her characters become alive through her words.

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