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files 無伴奏 [Mubansō], read online 無伴奏 [Mubansō], free 無伴奏 [Mubansō], free 無伴奏 [Mubansō], 無伴奏 [Mubansō] 665997fb7 This Is A Tale Of Intense, Heartbreaking Love In Adolescence, And The Tragedy It Gives Rise To The Story Opens As The Main Character, Kyoko Noma, Visits The City Of Sendai, Where She Used To Live, And Reflects On The Events That Took Place ThereYears Earlier, In The Second Half Of The Sixties, When The Winds Of The Counterculture Student Movement Were Sweeping JapanKyoko, AYear Old High School Student Living In The Home Of Her Aunt In Sendai, Away From Her Parents, Is Making The Most Of Her Delinquent Youth, Serving As Head Of The Fight To Abolish School Uniforms Committee And Attending Antiwar Folksong Gatherings One Day She Wanders Into A Cappella, A Coffee Shop Filled With The Strains Of Baroque Music, And Meets College Student Wataru Domoto, His Friend Yunosuke, And Yunosuke S Girlfriend, Ema Kyoko Quickly Falls For Wataru, Who Exudes A Peculiar Air Of Nihilism The Pair Become Lovers, But Wataru S Irresolution And Inscrutability Play Havoc With Kyoko S Emotions She Is Tormented By The Air Of Mystery Surrounding Him And The Other Two Yunosuke, Who Sticks To Wataru Like A Shadow, And Ema, Who Is In Love With YunosukeThe Air Of Mystery Pervading The Story From The Beginning Is Slowly Dispelled Through Kyoko S Reminiscences, A Technique Which The Author, A Master Mystery Writer, Uses With Sure Command Nostalgia For A Youth Of Intense Sexuality Overlaid By A Haunting Sense Of Impending Doom Is Blended Skilfully With The Tumultuous Era Of The Sixties In This Undisputed Masterpiece

10 thoughts on “無伴奏 [Mubansō]

  1. says:

    Mariko Koike s 1990 major work A Cappella is an even toned memoir like piece that derives fairly clearly from Haruki Murakami s 1987 blockbuster Norwegian Wood Movie Tie in Edition Vintage International Marking as it does the beginning of Koike s switch from feminist critique to horror popular works to what eventually became known as her love trilogy of three romance oriented novels ultimately resulting in the 1995 Naoki Prize winner Love Japanese Edition , Koike s A Cappella may be seen as both response to and participatory in the Japanese literary establishment s currents of the late 80s and early 90s Like Norwegian Wood and Ryu Murakami s 69, 1987 A Cappella is drenched in nostalgia and longing longing for school days, nostalgia for a Japan riveted with protest movements and sexual exploration, sentiment for perhaps a simpler era But in the end this work falls a little short of brilliance and internationally acclaimed status, and Koike s work seems suited for the obsessive Japanese literature specialist or academic, and less for the general reader If we give credit to Koike for the effective use of the Rolling Stones As Tears Go By early in the book to set mood and time period in anticipation of Haruki Murakami s 1992 South of the Border, at the same time there is not much here that is an advance rather than repeat of Norwegian Wood At the most extreme, we might even call this work derivative.Part of the problem for the Western reader lies in the dynamics of translation and publication itself Were we part of the Kamakura set spending our summers loafing on beaches and sailing small boats, we would have received this work as part of that 1987 1995 explosion of nostalgia pieces and re examinations of protest era Japan Read on the beach during those years, A Cappella would have been part and parcel of that time, and recognized as a valuable contributory element But today in 2013, some twenty three years after initial publication and well after many of the authorial principals of that period have gone on to hone their specialisations, Koike s work inevitably finds itself weaker than its peers of type and its revelations and plot twists just a notch less shocking or moving Our morals and expectations have evolved, so to speak, and we are less shocked and shaken up by the turn of events of Koike s work, even if her prose remains clipped and understated and her always celebrated descriptions evocative and detailed.

  2. says:

    Well, count on a Japanese writer to write a sad sad story of youth But I very much liked how the young narrator was dealing with the knowing herself and coming to cope with the deep sense of loneliness and not being able to open up to anyone.

  3. says:

    Three years after Murakami published Norwegian Wood , Koike s novel resonates very loudly of that piece An older person in this case Kyoko Noma looks back on her past life and a major relationship that ends tragically As with Murakami s whole output, music is central to this story as well, adding layers of emotion and feeling to the events unfolding It is beautifully written and desperately sad, and the late 1960s in Japan and student unrest is a suitable backdrop to the emotional turmoil suffered by Kyoko and her group of friends A book well worth reading, if a little sombre and troubling at times.

  4. says:

    Pretty good.

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