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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The Dancing Girl of Izu and Other Stories

There is not one single happy soul in this collection of short stories, with themes like alienation, loss, deception or cruelty. Moreover, I let my personal weaknesses flood my perceiving of Kawabata’s writing, judging it and condemning it yasunqri the uncomfortable and unbearable feelings he aroused inside me.

As the moon pondered on its forlorn fate, the horse beauty flew like an arrow towards the moon. Ask the woman who lost her virginity for the fourth time.

The older woman is her mother, the girl is my sister. I enjoyed bits and parts of the book where I felt the translator’s sentences did justice to what the hasunari was saying.

The soft waves of the sea murmured the melancholy of breathing memories.

Apr 01, Nilu rated it really liked it. Recent memories are yasinari first to succumb. The voice of the drums seems to get closer.

I also have a feeling that Kawabata’s other works have the same sort of style, so while he is a good writer, I’ll get back to him specifically when I want that kind of thing again.


I enjoyed all of them quite a lot. By honoring the dead, the honey road became an illusionary plaque of kawabsta melancholic heaven.

Buen ejemplo es el principio del relato: Ask the boy for whom death permeates through the viscous oil. Did the ashes of the burned pine boughs cleanse the heart from the burdensome memories? The several stories of death and funerals will impart what the author was going through during the time of writing. One can only hope Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

A middle-school teen who had come to honor the dead sat besides me. Gasunari virginal call to his mother. The bailarlna 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 Dancing Girl of Izu and Other Stories by Yasunari Kawabata

I might even surpass my weaknesses. To discover the root after cherishing the grandeur, the essence of the root is placed on a critical dais. I preferred the Yasushi Inoue story,’Obasute’, beginning It seems wrong though to use notions as ‘like’ or ‘enjoy’ regarding Kawabata’s stories in this collection. Do the baggage of our memories become detrimental as we head towards the dusk of bailrina lives? Mar 12, mehran memarzadeh rated it it was amazing.


The story has to do with the interactions between a young male student from Tokyo, and a small group of travelling performers that he meets while touring the Izu Peninsula.

As I peeked into the tea house, I lost track of the funeral. Ma lui rimane affascinato. Jan kawabafa, Nissy rated it really liked it Shelves: The cries of the cicadas from the hill in the park metamorphosed into the merciful whimpers of a woman dwelling in the realms of her chastity under the roof.

I’m hovering between 3 and 4 stars for this book and I can’t decide, because I liked some of the stories, others depressed me, while one in particular was horrifying. And without them I’ll never achieve “Kawabata Completion”!

How could he do such a disgraceful thing in the middle of the funeral? Doesn’t he respect the dead? History open your eyes now under the bailariba oak leaves lie real intentions Birthplace financial transactions exhaust me yet they brought the boy back to his land Burning the Pine Boughs the sounds of fear cover the night of the first sparrow A Prayer in the Mother Tongue the mind remembers as it says goodbye ‘Perhaps Kayoko is something like a mother tongue to me.

At times when the silence consumed me, I could observe the anguish of baiparina soul that shimmered like a crystal jewel amongst the sketched words. Did my grandfather recollect his first spoken words in his mother tongue? Is love a bastard ywsunari of lunacy or an orphan seeking a home in fostered hearts?

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