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Xiaolu Guo’s half-familiar fictions

The British-Chinese novelist and filmmaker talks about writing about love in a time of division, why we need more balanced curriculums, and paying homage to an early European hero in her new novel, A Lover's Discourse

By Rebecca Liu  

Xiaolu Guo’s films and books have a habit of speaking back to canonical European culture. Her film She, a Chinese (2009), which won the top Golden Leopard prize at Locarno, is a homage to Jean-Luc Godard’s La Chinoise (1967); but while the French auteur documents the lives of white European Maoists in Paris, Guo follows a young woman living in the…

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