'The Forest of Wool and Steel': Music and
'The Forest of Wool and Steel': Music and nature intertwine to paint a portrait of growth — review The Japan TimesNatsu Miyashita's novel “The Forest of Wool and Steel” opens with nature: “the scent of the forest close by … the earthy fragrance of autumn.” Yet the narrator ...
Posted on 4 May 2019 | 12:00 am
'She Roars' podcast: Chai Vasarhelyi talks
'She Roars' podcast: Chai Vasarhelyi talks about making a difference through film — and winning an Oscar Princeton UniversityAcademy Award winner Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi sat down with the “She Roars” podcast to talk about her Oscar-winning film, “Free Solo,” and her memories of ...
Posted on 19 April 2019 | 12:00 am
Nice foot : The DONG-A ILBO - 동아일보
Nice foot : The DONG-A ILBO 동아일보The son printed the image of his father, whom he loved, suffering from a toe gout as a complete human being. His father, who had to hold up his foot when he ...
Posted on 27 March 2019 | 12:00 am
Haruki Murakami: Writing in a parallel
Haruki Murakami: Writing in a parallel universe, connecting with a global readership The Japan TimesIn Japan, it was the runaway best-seller status of "Norwegian Wood" (1987), his wistful tale of crushed innocence and young love that sold more than 4 million ...
Posted on 22 March 2019 | 12:00 am
Scholar Keene was inspired by 'Tale of
Scholar Keene was inspired by 'Tale of Genji' to study Japanese literature, culture The MainichiTOKYO -- Renowned U.S.-born Japanologist Donald Keene, who passed away on Feb. 24 at age 96, was enchanted by Japanese literature and culture ...
Posted on 25 February 2019 | 12:00 am
What to read in 2019, from literary greats
What to read in 2019, from literary greats to emerging authors South China Morning PostLiterary legends Haruki Murakami and Mark Haddon return while Yukiko Motoya makes her English-language debut.
Posted on 2 January 2019 | 5:17 am
Decades after a volatile life and a brutal
Decades after a volatile life and a brutal death, a Japanese writer is back in the spotlight The Washington PostYukio Mishima's 1961 novel “The Frolic of the Beasts,” a compelling tale of love and violence, has only now appeared in English for the first time. Admirers of the ...
Posted on 26 November 2018 | 12:00 am
Wild ride: ‘The Travelling Cat
Wild ride: ‘The Travelling Cat Chronicles,’ by Hiro Arikawa San Francisco ChronicleIf you're anything like me, animal-companion novels aren't really your bag. Some are a smidge too cloying. Others are embarrassingly trite. Call it erring on the ...
Posted on 21 November 2018 | 12:00 am
The Lonesome Bodybuilder: Stories by Yukiko
The Lonesome Bodybuilder: Stories by Yukiko Motoya — tales of the unexpected Financial TimesA surreal set of stories linger long in the imagination.
Posted on 16 November 2018 | 12:00 am
Rational analysis and mystic poetry combine
Rational analysis and mystic poetry combine in Kenzaburo Oe's 'Rouse Up O Young Men' The Japan TimesThrough the poetry of William Blake, Kenzaburo Oe takes a new approach to probing the emotional consequences of his father's death, and parenting a severely ...
Posted on 10 November 2018 | 12:00 am
Review: 'The End of the Moment We Had,' by
Review: 'The End of the Moment We Had,' by Toshiki Okada, translated from the Japanese by Samuel Malissa Minneapolis Star TribuneSix volumes in and Pushkin Press' acclaimed Japanese novella series continues to be an illustrative and inclusive enterprise, showcasing exemplary works of ...
Posted on 9 November 2018 | 12:00 am
From vulnerability to violence, Yukiko
From vulnerability to violence, Yukiko Motoya enchants with 'The Lonesome Bodybuilder' The Japan TimesLike a bouquet of exotic flowers, the stories in "The Lonesome Bodybuilder" are varied and full of surprise, starting out with mundane situations and then turning ...
Posted on 3 November 2018 | 12:00 am
In Haruki Murakami’s New Novel, a
In Haruki Murakami’s New Novel, a Painter’s Inspiration Is Supernatural The New York TimesThe Japanese novelist's latest book, “Killing Commendatore,” features a stymied artist, a haunted painting and a host of paranormal mysteries.
Posted on 16 October 2018 | 12:00 am
Kenzaburo Oe's 'Teach Us to Outgrow Our
Kenzaburo Oe's 'Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness': Reflections on father-son relationships The Japan TimesIn Oe's "Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness," the lifelong sense of obsession and profound sense of guilt engendered within his own familial history finds acute ...
Posted on 13 October 2018 | 12:00 am
The Nobel Prize in Literature Takes This
The Nobel Prize in Literature Takes This Year Off. Our Critics Don’t. The New York TimesWith the 2018 prize postponed by scandal, The Times's staff book critics discuss the award's history and influence — and whom they would give it to this year if ...
Posted on 20 September 2018 | 12:00 am
Books: 18 years of convenience store work
Books: 18 years of convenience store work inspired Sayaka Murata's prize-winning Japanese novel The Straits TimesFor nearly 18 years, Japanese writer Sayaka Murata worked at convenience stores, categorising coffee and croquettes, ringing up rice balls and ramen noodles ...
Posted on 17 September 2018 | 12:00 am
With music, he battled odds - The Hindu
With music, he battled odds The HinduDifferently abled boy leaves audience impressed with music programme.
Posted on 11 September 2018 | 12:00 am
Strongly autobiographical, 'Death by Water'
Strongly autobiographical, 'Death by Water' reflects on Kenzaburo Oe's own oeuvre The Japan TimesWritten in dialogue with Oe's own, earlier works on similar subjects "Death by Water" is a careful, multilayered contemplation on the methodology and potential of ...
Posted on 8 September 2018 | 12:00 am
Maia Lynch at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston -
Maia Lynch at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - ARTnewsPictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday. Today's show: “Maia Lynch: In Between” is on view at the Museum of Fine Arts in ...
Posted on 5 September 2018 | 12:00 am
Toshiki Okada's 'The End of the Moment We
Toshiki Okada's 'The End of the Moment We Had' explores the plague of modern ennui in Japan The Japan TimesIt is hard to make ennui engaging, and “The End of the Moment We Had,” a collection of short stories by Toshiki Okada, isn't quite up to the task. The book comes ...
Posted on 1 September 2018 | 12:00 am
Resolved Question: A question about English
I have a question about English.
The following passage is written by a Japanese learner. Is there any grammatically incorrect or unnatural part in the following passase? If so, would you rewrite it?
"Tracing back the descent of the fiction writers with lyricism, we can recall Kenzaburo Oe, and Shotaro Yasuoka and Yasunari Kawabata in addition, whose novel indeed presents the taste reflecting that of Shotaro Yasuoka, the lover of learning.
His lyricism, however, quite differs from those of writers in the past, as he does never yield to the malice which surrounds the world, but would rather face up aggresively to the problem."
Posted on 1 May 2015 | 2:17 am
Open Question: Which of Kenzaburo Oe's books
Big fan Kogito Choko. I heard there are 6 so far, but I don't know which ones.
Posted on 13 March 2015 | 12:39 am
Resolved Question: What are your favorite
I am fascinated by asian culture...literature, eastern philosophy, religion, tradititions, food etc. If you have any interesting suggestions, please answer my question!
Posted on 31 August 2012 | 2:55 am
Resolved Question: Are there any japanese
i will be a japanese major and want a head start for what i should be reading....in english for now
Posted on 12 April 2012 | 11:17 am
Resolved Question: Have you read any book of
Posted on 1 December 2011 | 7:30 pm