Influential Japanese novelist Yasunari Kawabata has constructed an .. La danzarina de Izu es una buena opción para aproximarse al universo de Kawabata. de viaje por la península de Izu y una joven percusionista, una bailarina para él. Buy La bailarina de Izu/The Izu Dancer by Yasunari Kawabata, Maria Martoccia from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new . Emecé lingua franca. Ni cuentos ni testimonios personales, las historias del este libro constituyen una autobiografía velada de los atribulados años de juventud.

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Usually these stories are cheese but this one was very good. A complete Yasunri translation of the story was made by J. Today, part of the story’s name, odoriko “dancing girl” is used as the name of express trains to the Izu area. The woman who stood behind me in a white kimono grinned as only she knew the absolute truth.

Kawabata, the first Japanese novelist to win the Nobel Prize is more like a sculptor than a painter, in that he takes away rather than kawabqta.

The five that make up the new collection here this all revolve around the subject of love, the beauty of women and death, as we frequently find in his work. I don’t even know whom to re I’m hovering between 3 and 4 stars for this book and I can’t decide, because I liked some of the stories, others depressed me, while one in particular was horrifying.

In a very close personal manner you get to know the simple, ordinary workings of a student, kaabata an old wife, of an abandoned lover, of a young wife who lived in innocence, and a naive jawabata who never knew she’d been in love, of countless other people that you see through the narrator’s mind’s eye.

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The Dancing Girl of Izu and Other Stories by Yasunari Kawabata

The stories are hit or miss but the title story, “the dancing girl of izu” is a subtle yet powerful coming-of-age story of a uasunari man experiencing young love. Japanese literary mindset is one which holds beauty and mystery quite similar to the literary culture of Latin America but this unfortunately could not emanate from this collection of semi-autobiographical short stories.


Love is certainly a funny thing.

The wife of a scientist, whose husband is obsessed with having children, is unhappy in her marriage and feels attracted to a younger girl; a man literally on fire is brought kawabta a hospital full of dying people, with a sad story of their own; a girl abandoned by her lover talks to his soul after he dies; survivors of war, homeless and starving, can no longer find their place in the post-war Japan; a widow remembers how she used to project the world in a mirror, for the comfort of her dying husband.

I’m hovering between 3 and 4 stars for this book and I can’t decide, because I liked some of the stories, others depressed me, while one in particular was horrifying. Ask the man who patiently waited for the bitter blade to touch his warm neck.

One can only hope Jan 29, David rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s a bailarinna road just wide enough for automobiles to pass. Retrieved from ” http: I enjoyed all of them quite a lot. Want to Read saving…. How could he do such a disgraceful thing in the middle of the funeral? Although nothing takes place there, the characters bring up that location, and it is a place that I’m going to shortly.

I feel my review is not doing justice to this book, but I might come back to these stories after reading some more Kawabata novels. The rumor of a woman who lost her virginity three times preceded the procession. If you were so shocked when you first realized what kind of intentions that road had, you had better open your eyes while you can and think about the intentions that lie behind that highway.

He did not felt the need to put on a solemn mask like several others at the funeral. When I first read it, I was astonished of the power of these simple words. Sep 28, Akemi G. The pristine images of the flowing white fabrics floated the virginal essence of life that conquered the departed soul. The Third-Class Waiting Room Tokyo Station has the feeling she’s not coming The Watch a lawyer meant to talk can’t find the words in his avalanche of thoughts We mustn’t condemn the vanity of these two.


The Dancing Girl of Izu and Other Stories

I did read a few of his palm-of-the-hand stories as well, but they were too short for me to fully appreciate them, to be honest. I mostly feel like a superficial and uninitiated reader who stood at the foot of a complex work, but was not able to grasp it.

Aug 18, Praj rated it liked it Shelves: That’s not really my thing, but some people like that sort of literature, though, and the style was actually pretty bailairna. I don’t think this is for everyone though. Once again the villagers glanced at each other. Many times the stories seem vague in themselves, most ending abruptly much to my annoyance.

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Vile gossip is an illusion stemming from a nascent self-hatred. Not sure what else are included in this English translation, but if you like Kawabata, this should be a good read.

The fellow was in his 20s who unfortunately had seen more funerals than celebratory sacraments of life; his kimono smelled like a grave. There is not one single happy soul in this collection of short stories, with themes like alienation, loss, iuz or cruelty. I might recommend it to the few that are in possession of a clear, balanced mind, as only they could appreciate the disjointed, chaotic world peopled by Kawabata’s troubled characters.

It seems wrong though to use notions as ‘like’ or ‘enjoy’ regarding Kawabata’s stories in this collection.