Tagged: Literature

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筒井康隆の家族八景

家族八景を読み終えた。長い時間がかかった。僕に対して、筒井康隆氏の日本語は難しい(ちょっと古い?)。複雑な漢字単語が多いし、文の形も非常な形だし、内容も結構複雑なので、僕の日本語のチェレンジになった。

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柿くへば。。。ー 二つの解釈

日本語の先生は正岡子規の下記の有名な俳句を読ませてくれた:「柿くへば
鐘が鳴るなり
法隆寺」日本語のクラスの後、自転車での通勤しながら、解釈を考えた。そして、妻の意見と感覚を尋ねた。全然違う解釈その結果をここに述べる。

まず、句の言葉の説明

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Hitomi Kanehara – Snakes and Earrings

Prized and highly recommended here and there, I finally came around to read Hitomi Kanehara‘s (金原 ひとみ) short novel Snakes and Earrings, which won the Akutagawa prize in 2003, and was made into a...

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Frank Schätzing – Limit

After having devoured , I had to read another of his epic novels, Limit. Set around 2025, this thriller spans several continents as well as space stations and the moon. Helium 3 has become...

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Alan Lightman – The Accidental Universe

Recommended by one of my favorite blogs, Brain Pickings, as one of the best books of 2014, and written by physicist and novelist Alan Lightman (Wiki, MIT page), I immediately bought the book (eBook...

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Chibana Shoichi – Burning the Rising Sun

At first I wanted to write my own review of this book, where the author describes his story of taking down and burning the Hinomaru during a Softball Competition Opening Ceremony in Okinawa. I...

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Gaiman/Mattotti’s Hansel & Gretel

Old time favorite of all, one of the most famous tales has found a new interpretation, both in textual as well as graphical sense. The great “Hansel & Gretel” by Neil Gaiman (text) and...

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Lord of the Rings – Deluxe Edition

After many many years, I finally upgraded my copy of the Lord of the Rings. My old one, a paperback edition was worn out, carried around the world a few times, studied several times....

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Laurent Binet – HHhH

Laurent Binet’s HHhH – Himmlers Hirn heißt Heydrich – a great book about one of the many dark chapters of the Second World War, diluted by the author’s affectation and self-infatuations. The book tells...

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Yasunari Kawabata – Snow Country

This book, Snow Country (雪国 in original) is one of the masterpieces of the first Japanese who won the Nobel Prize for Literature (1968), Yasunari Kawabata (川端康成). Snow Country describes the love affair between...