I am a fiction writer as well as book reviewer. I am the co-founder of the highly popular arts site www.Cosmoetica.com and have written for a number of newspapers and websites. I have a love for Japanese literature and film (but not just limited to that).
Sunday, July 25 2010
This is an erratic arrangement of tales that merely offers glimpses into Yukio Mishima’s later greatness as a novelist.
Thursday, July 22 2010
These tales are a must read for anyone who enjoys the short fiction form, and if looking for an introduction to Japanese literature, The House of Sleeping Beauties is a good place to begin.
Sunday, July 18 2010
It's difficult for any culture to accept change, and after reading The Waiting Years, readers will see just what this culture, and its women, especially, were waiting for.
Tuesday, June 29 2010
Naomi is often called Tanizaki’s “first important novel”, because not only is the psychology behind sexual obsession uncovered, but it also exposes the contradictions of the culture during that time.
Tuesday, June 22 2010
At a lean 206 pages, much psychological intensity and artistic craft are set within, and universal themes like love, jealousy, revenge and manipulation are all handled with subtlety and beauty.
Tuesday, September 21 2010
The characters throughout are, for the most part, miserable, with the gay characters the most miserable of all.