October 25, 2015

Book review: The dancing girl of izu by Yasunari Kawabata

Book Review 

Author:              Yasunari Kawabata 

Translated by:  J. Martin Holman  

Publisher:         Counterpoint, 

                           Washington DC,

                      ISBN:                 1-887-178-94-5                                 
                      Pages:               161 

A wonderful collection of short stories

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A collection of short stories in two parts, Part one, with five stories drawn from childhood and Part two with eighteen stories drawn from adulthood. Each story has a different angle that seems to reflect or draw on personal experiences of the writer.
All the stories are good but a number stood out to me these included The dancing girl of Izu, Diary of my sixteenth year, Hurrah, The Money Road and Birthplace.
Each story draws on a range of different experiences and is made more memorable by the historical setting which shares a range of different voices including single men and women, the homeless, professional people, etc.
A very entertaining collection of stories that will stick with you long after reading.

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