K: the art of love

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Marion Boyars, Nov 1, 2002 - Fiction - 252 pages
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Set in 1930s China, this is a true but tragic tale of romance, sexual desire, and untimely death. Beautiful, intelligent, and schooled in the Daoist arts of love, Lin is married to a provincial university professor. Julian Bell, son of Vanessa Bell, and darling of the Bloomsbury set, has arrived in China, hungry for experience. Their mutual attraction leads to a passionate phy-sical and spiritual sojourn in Beijing. Unable to realize their love in a society divided by cultural conflict and the threat of war, they eventually part: Julian to fight for the Loyalists in Spain and Lin to contemplate suicide in her husband's house.

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User Review  - Kathy Davie - Goodreads

This is a fictional story about real-life people: Julian Bell and Ling Shuhua. My Take I suspect it's a cultural difference, but I did not find K: The Art of Love to be erotic. Primarily because I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Grace - Goodreads

Interesting but in an artistic way, not in a way the average persion can relate to on a daily level. It is a verbal equivalent of a Merchant Ivory film. You can admire it on a technical level, and ... Read full review

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Hong Ying was born in Chingqing in 1962 into a boat sailor's family. She was the sixth child in a family of eight, and endured great poverty and hunger as a child during the Great Famine and the Cultural Revolution.

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