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characters 猫の客 Neko no kyaku ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB They no longer have very much to say to one another But one day a cat invites itself into their small kitchen It leaves but the next day comes again and then again and again Soon they are buying treats for the cat and enjoying talks about the animal and all its little ways Life suddenly seems to have promise for the husband and wife the days have light and color The novel brims with. Observation is at its core an expression of love which doesn t get caught up in sentiment From first page s delicate description of an optical illusion seen on a frosted window pane this novella painstakingly documents minute and admiring observations one object at a time Nature features strongly the cat trees butterflies insects but also windows and boundaries The focus is on poetic beauty in the moment like haiku without shadow of sentiment even when there is good cause for strong emotion I m not a fan of sentimentality but the narrator s precise and clinical prose gave the impression of detachment even when the words themselves suggested otherwise I think

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characters 猫の客 Neko no kyaku ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB A bestseller in France and winner of Japan’s Kiyama Shohei Literary Award The Guest Cat by the acclaimed poet Takashi Hiraide is a subtly moving and exceptionally beautiful novel about the transient nature of life and idiosyncratic but deeply felt ways of living A couple in their thirties live in a small rented cottage in a uiet part of Tokyo; they work at home freelance copy editing;. A spring breeze at dawn Takashi Hiraide s wordsLike dewdrops on cat s whiskersI still can recall the expression on my students faces when I explained the rules of writing haiku poems to them It was a mixture of bewilderment and incredulity They seemed to be asking you must be joking it s sure not enough to be called a poem I think the kids reaction is similar to many adults Especially nowadays when we live so fast that immortalizing moments and stopping for a while just to admire cherry blossoms or to gaze at a hairy caterpillar seem pretty eccentric activities I guess some readers of The Guest Cat might feel like my students because this book is similar to

Summary · eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Takashi Hiraide

characters 猫の客 Neko no kyaku ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB New small joys and many moments of staggering poetic beauty but then something happensAs Kenzaburo Oe has remarked Takashi Hiraide’s work really shines His poetry which is remarkably cross hatched with beauty has been acclaimed here for its seemingly endless string of shape shifting objects and experienceswhose splintering effect is enacted via a uniue combination of speed and minutia. I really really wanted to like this book but I found it entirely forgettable I think this might be an example of something being lost in translation since much of the profound nature of Asian literature seems to get wiped away in English versions The prose was poetic and lyrical nonetheless and I got a very vivid picture of the lives of the couple and their interactions with the cat But as the plot developed I lost the connection to the philosophical and metaphorical and at the end of the book I wasn t really sure what the point was or what I was supposed to take away Maybe I read this book to fast and need to read it again or maybe I need to take a Japanese literature cla

  • Paperback
  • 140
  • 猫の客 Neko no kyaku
  • Takashi Hiraide
  • English
  • 12 May 2020
  • 9780811221504