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Territory of Light

Territory of Light Territory of Light is the luminous story of a young woman living alone in Tokyo with her three year old daughter Its twelve stand alone fragments follow the first year of her separation from her hus

  • Title: Territory of Light
  • Author: Yūko Tsushima
  • ISBN: 9780241312193
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Paperback
  • Territory of Light is the luminous story of a young woman, living alone in Tokyo with her three year old daughter Its twelve, stand alone fragments follow the first year of her separation from her husband The novel is full of light, sometimes comforting and sometimes dangerous sunlight streaming through windows, dappled light in the park, distant fireworks, dazzling floTerritory of Light is the luminous story of a young woman, living alone in Tokyo with her three year old daughter Its twelve, stand alone fragments follow the first year of her separation from her husband The novel is full of light, sometimes comforting and sometimes dangerous sunlight streaming through windows, dappled light in the park, distant fireworks, dazzling floodwater, desaturated streetlamps and earth shaking explosions The seemingly artless prose is beautifully patterned the cumulative effect is disarmingly powerful and images remain seared into your retina for a long time afterwards.

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    About "Yūko Tsushima"

    1. 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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    1. There was almost too many parts of this novel that resonated with me Beautifully written, Territory Of Light is a novel that will stay with me forever.


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