Stupeur et tremblements
Publish date: August 1st 1999
Publisher: Albin Michel
Pages no: 175
Edition language: French
, European Literature
, 20th Century
, French Literature
Fear and Trembling by Amélie Nothomb 3 / 5 'Fear and Trembling' tells the story of a young woman who spends a year working at a Japanese firm. She soon learns that at the Yumimoto Corporation hierarchy means everything, and her time there soon turns into a comic nightmare of terror and self-abasemen...
I don't know what exactly to think about this book... At the beginning it was quite interesting - a Belgian girl starting to work in a Japanese group, so the author started off with some intercultural communication challenges and misunderstandings, as well as funny situations. But the whole story tu...
bookshelves: currently-reading, film-only, autumn-2013, belgium, japan, translation, travel, published-1999, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, tokyo Read from November 26 to 27, 2013 Description from IMDB: A Belgian woman looks back on her year at a Japanese corporation in Tokyo in 1990. She is...
Stupeur et Tremblement gives an intesting insight into the world of Japanese work attitudes. It is told from the perspective of a Western woman who spent part of her childhood in Japan and speaks perfect Japanese. She decides to work in Japan for one year. Her background should make it easier for he...
This book has such a simple premise but happens to contain so much thought behind culture. I enjoy Amelie Nothomb, her writing has a certain dark comic side that I find fits perfect with my taste. This book is her most acclaimed with the awards it won, but I enjoyed "The Stranger Next Door" quite a ...