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The Housekeeper + The Professor - Yōko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder
The Housekeeper + The Professor
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He is a brilliant maths professor with a peculiar problem - ever since a traumatic head injury seventeen years ago, he has lived with only eighty minutes of short-term memory. She is a sensitive but astute young housekeeper who is entrusted to take care of him. Each morning, a strange, beautiful... show more
He is a brilliant maths professor with a peculiar problem - ever since a traumatic head injury seventeen years ago, he has lived with only eighty minutes of short-term memory. She is a sensitive but astute young housekeeper who is entrusted to take care of him. Each morning, a strange, beautiful relationship blossoms between them.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099521341 (0099521342)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 180
Edition language: English
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Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!"
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!" rated it
4.0 A Beautiful Tale About Baseball, Memory, Mathematics, and Friendship
The Professor, a brilliant mathematician (who is unnamed), only has eighty minutes of short term memory, due to a traumatic head injury. The Housekeeper assigned to the Professor (also unnamed), is young, astute, and has a ten year old son (nicknamed Root). Each morning, as the Professor and Ho...
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion rated it
4.5 Eighty-Minute Memory: The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yōko Ogawa
The story of The Housekeeper and the Professor is that of the two characters already mentioned in the title plus the housekeeper’s ten-year-old son and the poetry of mathematics. It begins in March 1992 when the narrator takes up her job as the professor’s housekeeper in a shabby back yard garden ...
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion rated it
4.5 Eighty-Minute Memory: The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yōko Ogawa
The story of The Housekeeper and the Professor is that of the two characters already mentioned in the title plus the housekeeper’s ten-year-old son and the poetry of mathematics. It begins in March 1992 when the narrator takes up her job as the professor’s housekeeper in a shabby back yard garden ...
P. Wish Rants and Reviews
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4.0 Book Review- The Housekeeper and the Professor
The housekeeper and the professor is a simple, slice of life story written by Japanese writer Yoko Ogawa. The book details the strange relationship between a professor who has a strange memory problem, a housekeeper and her young son. The story is well crafted, poignant and short. The book is barely...
mage4mage
mage4mage rated it
5.0 The Housekeeper and the Professor
A beautiful story that is at once simple yet deep and thought provoking. The translation amazes me, honestly. Many times I've read a Japanese-to-English novel translation that felt stilted, empty of prose, with remnants of Japanese sentence structure awkwardly lurking in the passages. This book is t...
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