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The Resource Flowers of grass, Takehiko Fukunaga ; translated and with an afterword by Royall Tyler

Flowers of grass, Takehiko Fukunaga ; translated and with an afterword by Royall Tyler

Label
Flowers of grass
Title
Flowers of grass
Statement of responsibility
Takehiko Fukunaga ; translated and with an afterword by Royall Tyler
Creator
Contributor
Author
Language
eng
Summary
Outside Tokyo, a tuberculosis sanatorium in the village of K has a six-bed ward that the narrator, an aspiring poet, shares with a student of linguistics and budding writer named Shiomi. After the stubborn Shiomi insists on undergoing a dangerous surgical procedure and dies in the process, two notebooks turn up in his bed-sheets. Flowers of Grass unfolds as the narrator reads them, asking himself if Shiomi s death was a sort of suicide, and learning the details of his late friend s two great loves: for a brother and sister, both of whom reject him. Fukunaga himself spent seven years recuperating from tuberculosis following World War II, and drew on his own experiences to create a fully realized portrait of a young man of fastidious intelligence and great sorrow, and how it is possible, seeing reality from the side of death and despair, to still choose life
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1918-1979
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Fukunaga, Takehiko
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Tyler, Royall
Label
Flowers of grass, Takehiko Fukunaga ; translated and with an afterword by Royall Tyler
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
30996260
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9781564787149
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 30996260
  • (Sirsi) 30996260
Label
Flowers of grass, Takehiko Fukunaga ; translated and with an afterword by Royall Tyler
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
30996260
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9781564787149
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 30996260
  • (Sirsi) 30996260

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