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The Master of Go - Yasunari Kawabata, Edward G. Seidensticker
The Master of Go
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 4250264517
Publisher: Berkeley Medallion
Pages no: 186
Edition language: English
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Lagraziana's Kalliopeion
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3.0 The Tension of a Final Game: The Master of Go by Kawabata Yasunari
In 1968 Kawabata Yasunari (1899-1972) was the first Japanese author to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. His most famous novels Snow Country (雪国: 1935-1947), Thousand Cranes (千羽鶴: 1949-1952), and The Old Capital (古都: 1962) were especially mentioned by the Nobel committee. The work that the a...
Lotus wild over sakura
Lotus wild over sakura rated it
Two stones....two individuals. One game.....one world. The yin-yang philosophies sprouting from the wooden bowls on to a 19 x 19 arena. The small stones carrying the burden of altering destinies. In the realm of shōsetsu, Kawabata chronicles a factual reportage of a decisive championship game of Go...
Amadan na Briona
Amadan na Briona rated it
How does a book about a go game win the Nobel Prize for Literature? (Actually, the book itself didn't win the prize - Kawabata the author did, but this book is widely regarded as his best, and probably the one that sealed the Nobel for him.) You have to read this book to understand what it's really ...
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A woman in the shape of a monster
A woman in the shape of a monster rated it
I quite liked this, though I wonder if the metaphorical aspects of the match do not translate well to the reader who is not versed in the fundamentals of Go at least. The issue of ko moves made during a sealed play, for example, plays a crucial role in the climax. It's also very interesting to note ...
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