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Juliet Winters Carpenter
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What I am reading rated it 4 months ago
As always, Mizumura writes quite a long prologue before getting started with what she actually wants to say and as always, I quite enjoy reading it. Also, this is again going to be a long review, because, as always, Minae Mizumura deserves nothing less (but feel free, to just jump to the last paragr...
What I am reading
What I am reading rated it 2 years ago
This is a long and extremely fascinating book and it was a somehow intense read, so brace yourselves, this is going to be a long review – because A true Novel deserves nothing less. I want to start off by saying, that it would not do A true Novel justice to simply compare it with Brontës Wuthering...
mage4mage rated it 3 years ago
If you are at all interested in: translation studies, linguistics, the history of Japanese language, the history of English language imperialism, the long-lasting effect the USA had on the state of Japanese language as a consequence of English language imperialism, the history of the concept of nat...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 3 years ago
Take Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights, move the story to post-war Japan, stretch it to twice its original length, and you have A True Novel. The premise sounds great and the two-volume set is absolutely gorgeous. Looks can be deceiving however. Not only is this novel a chore to get through at times,...
Leopard rated it 4 years ago
Shiba Ryotaro (1923 – 1996) was primarily a writer of historical fiction for which he painstakingly carried out vast amounts of research, not unlike William T. Vollmann. Historical fiction does not have a very high standing in the West, though some of our finest writers have turned their hand to it....
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