Of Dogs and Walls

Of Dogs and Walls Though their house was new the wall had been there a long time In these two stories which have never before been translated into English Tsushima shows how memories dreams and fleeting images desc

  • Title: Of Dogs and Walls
  • Author: Yūko Tsushima
  • ISBN: 9780241339787
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Paperback
  • Though their house was new, the wall had been there a long time In these two stories, which have never before been translated into English, Tsushima shows how memories, dreams and fleeting images describe the borders of our lives.Penguin Modern fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concen Though their house was new, the wall had been there a long time In these two stories, which have never before been translated into English, Tsushima shows how memories, dreams and fleeting images describe the borders of our lives.Penguin Modern fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson essays radical and inspiring poems moving and disturbing stories surreal and fabulous taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York s underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.

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    About “Yūko Tsushima

    • Yūko Tsushima

      Y ko Tsushima is the pen name of Satoko Tsushima, a contemporary Japanese fiction writer, essayist and critic She is the daughter of famed novelist Osamu Dazai, who died when she was one year old She is considered one of the most important Japanese writers of her generation The New York Times.She has won many major literary prizes, including the Kawabata for The Silent Traders, one of the stories in The Shooting Gallery, and the Tanizaki for Mountain of Fire Her early fiction, from which The Shooting Gallery is drawn, was largely based on her experience as a single mother.Her multilayered narrative techniques have increasingly taken inspiration from the Ainu oral epics yukar and the tales of premodern Japan When invited to teach Japanese literature to graduate students in Paris, she taught the yukar, and her seminar led to the publication of Tombent, tombent les gouttes d argent Chants du peuple a nou 1996 , the first French edition of the epic poems.Tsushima is active in networks such as the Japan India Writers Caravans and dialogues with Korean and Chinese writers Recent novels have been set in Taiwan during Japanese colonial rule, among the Kyrgyz, in medieval Nara, and in post 3 11 Tokyo Her work has been translated into a dozen languages.

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    • I read these two shorts in one sitting and found them delightful I loved the way Tsushima s tales flowed between generations, especially in The Watery Realm , where that movement mirrored the water imagery In some ways, these are a series of vignettes than stories with a beginning, middle, and end, but that lent them a dream like quality that worked well Of Dogs and Walls is a wonderful read for anyone looking for an evening s entertainment and, indeed, is of worth to budding authors looking fo [...]


    • Told from the point of view of a mother, whose unfaithful husband drowned after abandoning her and their young son, the first of two short stories in this short read, is themed around water the spirits that inhabit the water and torment her, the water in her son s fish tank, the water that leaks into their home, the water that pours from her eyes as her heart breaks The prose is beautifully measured, languid and dreamy The story woven with ebbs and flows of myths.The second story also features t [...]


    • Both stories are slow and meditative, though not without interest and some quite beautiful images especially in the first, revolving around water The downside is that the stories seem to meander than develop, but the writing is engaging even if, eventually, there isn t a great deal of resonance by either story s end Personally, I found the stories of most interest because of their focus on a country and society outside my own,


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