Articles tagged yasunari kawabata, house of the sleeping beauties, japanese literature

Each of the Stories in Murakami’s ‘Men Without Women’ Is a Psychological and Existential Mystery

If Lars Svendsen helps one to understand loneliness cognitively, Haruki Murakami allows one to experience it affectively, giving it a slow, desperate pulse.

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‘The Book of the Dead’ Reflects the Complexity of Its Author and His Times

Orikuchi Shinobu's work helps to illustrate the power of fiction and literature to bring to life -- quite literally, in this case -- academic theories surrounding religion, folklore and sociology.

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‘Death by Water’ Is a Postmodern Tale That Flows With the Tides of Life

Commingling the anticlimactic and the violently unexpected, Oe's novel rings true to life.

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Dying on the Mind: ‘A Christmas Tale’ and ‘House of the Sleeping Beauties’

In the moody House of the Sleeping Beauties, an aging widower fights despair with a succession of naked beauties, while in the sprawling A Christmas Tale, a family bickers around their mother’s terminal illness.

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6 Aug 2008 // 4:22 AM

Discovered ‘Genji’ sets offer avenues for interpretation

OSAKA, Japan - Two recently discovered full 54-chapter sets of “The Tale of Genji” are expected to open the door to new interpretations of the

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28 Jul 2008 // 4:53 AM

On Nov. 25, 1970, Japanese novelist Yukio Mishima and four cadets from his private army barricaded themselves in a Tokyo military barracks, taking the commanding officer hostage.

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Salmonella Men on Planet Porno by Yasutaka Tsutsui

There's a mean streak of misogyny that runs almost throughout the collection and tends to distract from everything else going on around it.

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12 Jul 2007 // 10:59 PM

After Dark by Haruki Murakami

After Dark is a slice-of-life snapshot that leaves most of its philosophical inquiries and plotlines unresolved.

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Of Pillow Forts and Play: Epic Games' 'Fortnite'

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"Everybody loves building a fort.

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