BANANA YOSHIMOTO LIZARD PDF

Six short stories from Japan's popular literary star N. In general, the stories are too slender to support Yoshimoto's attempts to detail spiritual awakenings. As insubstantial as sushi without the fish. First printing of 75, Maybe the most moving piece here is "On The Rainy River," about a draftee's ambivalence about going, and how he decided to go: "I would go to war—I would kill and maybe die—because I was embarrassed not to. They make this an annoyingly arty book, hiding more than not behind Hemingwayesque time-signatures and puerile repetitions about war and memory and everything else, for that matter being hell and heaven both.

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Six short stories from Japan's popular literary star N. In general, the stories are too slender to support Yoshimoto's attempts to detail spiritual awakenings. As insubstantial as sushi without the fish. First printing of 75, Maybe the most moving piece here is "On The Rainy River," about a draftee's ambivalence about going, and how he decided to go: "I would go to war—I would kill and maybe die—because I was embarrassed not to.

They make this an annoyingly arty book, hiding more than not behind Hemingwayesque time-signatures and puerile repetitions about war and memory and everything else, for that matter being hell and heaven both.

A disappointment. Best known for mega-bestselling horror yarns, King Finders Keepers , , etc. Pulpy though some stories are, the published pieces have noble pedigrees, having appeared in places such as Granta and The New Yorker. Is there one—or a dozen, or a thousand—where he quit smoking, lived to be 70, and wrote another half a dozen books? The bright stuff is never colorfast. Those notes alone make this a must for aspiring writers. Already have an account?

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LIZARD by Banana Yoshimoto, translated from...

Her stories spiral from melancholy to revelation with a voice that is ethereal yet utterly grounded to a reality that resonates deeply with the reader. I shall refer to her as Lizard here, but not because of the small lizard tattoo that I discovered on her inner thigh. The woman has round, black eyes that gaze at you with utter detachment, like the eyes of a reptile. Every bend and curve of her small body is cool to the touch, so cool that I want to scoop her up in my two hands.

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This is Yoshimoto's first book of short stories, which she wrote after kitchen and np. While Yoshimoto may not be confident about the success of her attempt at different narrative approaches with An intriguing, occasionally frustrating collection. The stories are slight but the writing is crystal clear and elegant - a review in the New Yorker described them as "quick and delicate" which sums Banana Yoshimoto.

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