Influential Japanese novelist Yasunari Kawabata has constructed an .. La danzarina de Izu es una buena opción para aproximarse al universo de Kawabata. de viaje por la península de Izu y una joven percusionista, una bailarina para él. Buy La bailarina de Izu/The Izu Dancer by Yasunari Kawabata, Maria Martoccia from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new . Emecé lingua franca. Ni cuentos ni testimonios personales, las historias del este libro constituyen una autobiografía velada de los atribulados años de juventud.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I feel my review is not doing justice to this book, but I might come back to these stories after reading some more Kawabata novels. The voice of the drums seems to get closer. The coins fell swiftly as pearls from a necklace.

The deafening sounds of the drum were excruciating to yasunar emptiness. Reminiscent to a soul noiselessly leaving a body in all its glory, the setting sun slipped into its watery grave leaving its memories in a violet sky.

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The Dancing Girl of Izu and Other Stories

I might even surpass my weaknesses. The wife of a scientist, whose husband is obsessed with having children, is unhappy in her marriage and feels attracted to a younger girl; a man literally on fire is brought to a hospital full of dying people, with a sad story of their own; a girl abandoned by her lover talks to his soul after he dies; survivors of war, homeless and starving, can no longer find their place in the post-war Japan; a widow remembers how she used to project the world in a mirror, for the comfort of her dying husband.

The title tale will fill you with longing and melancholy nostalgia. If you read up on Kawabata’s life leading up to the early ‘s you’d find that he has scattered pieces of himself throughout the book. The sole exception among these plagued characters might be the orphaned student who becomes infatuated with a teenage dancing girl; he is not yet damaged by life, although he is pursued by melancholy.


This was a Christmas present from a friend, that is, I don’t usually read this kind of books so I can’t compare it to a better one. The title of the book comes from the first story called “The Dancing Girl of Izu” In general all of the stories had a strange feeling, very distant from me and yet very human.

I don’t want to live in a world like this. And without them I’ll never achieve “Kawabata Completion”! Thanks for telling us about the problem. I usually don’t like short stories to begin with I prefer full-blown novelsand these were even shorter than usual.

By honoring the dead, the honey mawabata became an illusionary plaque of a melancholic heaven. This first novel, which gives its name to the collection, inspired by the personal experience of the author.

Books by Yasunari Kawabata. In this regard he is without peer in his native country of Japan.

It is reality or as close to it as fiction can be before it drifts off into the doldrums of overly stylized journalism, that ironically bears only the faintest hint Real rating: A privilege that Kawabata sometimes bestows. Everytime i read for “Yasunari Kawabata” i got that feeling of being impressed and depressed at the same time The five that make up the new collection here this all revolve around the subject of love, the beauty of women and death, as we frequently find in his work.

The moon shimmered in its loneliness; its virginal baggage getting heavier with every star that cropped up in the nightly ecstasy. Vanity happened to give this man, who had groveled in fear of women, a little courage for love. Not a single memory, just a flimsy shadow.


The Dancing Girl of Izu and Other Stories by Yasunari Kawabata

The rest of the stories were lacking in sustenance, I felt. At times when the silence consumed me, I could observe the anguish of a soul that shimmered like a crystal jewel amongst the sketched words. Oh, and “Diary of my Sixteenth Year” is great, but very painful read – especially if one had to take care of yxsunari or a love one that is getting older or ill.

Still, he enjoys interacting with her and his time with the group, but eventually has to separate from them due to his academic obligations. Feb 07, Terri rated it really liked it. Non accade nulla e nulla assume una forma.

Ma lui rimane affascinato. As I peeked into the tea house, I lost track of the funeral.

The other stories were generally just okay to me with some of them feeling like diary entries. Forgiveness, they say, is the only medicine that cures an infected heart. The popular title story, set in a rustic landscape between sea, mountain and sky, The Dancing Girl of Izu is beautiful look into the world of a dancing troupe and their customs of work, rest and play. Jun 22, Faiza Sattar rated it it was ok Shelves: This new, published inmade him famous man who would become one of the greatest Japanese authors.

A virginal beauty daunting to the eyes of her admirers; the dancing girl of Izu was a nomad of beauty and cleanness; a girl yet to be christened as a woman; someday.