dilluns, 22 d’agost de 2016

As I watched, the he-Kappa got her in his arms and bore her to the ground, their bodies locked in a tight embrace. They lay there together for a while. But when at last he stood up, there was a wretched look on his face that I can't quite put into words: it might have been the product of disappointment or, again, it could well have been an expression of remorse." "But I cannot bring myself to associate with ... the pessimist weary of life who did not kill himself."KAPPA Não tenho consciência de qualquer espécie, nem mesmo artística. Sensibilidade é tudo que tenho


From the author of Rashomon comes a Swiftian satire of Japanese society thinly disguised as the fictitious Kappaland. Peopled with creatures from Japanese folklore, Kappland serves as a vehicle for the humorous examination of the moral foibles of Japanese society in the early 20th century.

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  1. This is Kunikida Doppo, a poet who had a vivid recognition of the humour of the coolie who hurls himself in front of an unrushing train."

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    Musashino
    by Doppo Kunikida, Yoko Ogihara (Translator), Fernando Cordobés (Translator), James Cahill (Contributor), 国木田独歩
    3.62 · Rating Details · 16 Ratings · 2 Reviews
    La legendaria llanura de Musashino sirve de escenario a esta colección de historias en las que el japonés Doppo Kunikida confronta los misterios de la naturaleza con los de la condición humana, al tiempo que elabora una conmovedora defensa de la vida sencilla y del camino que nos lleva a perseguir su esencia y sus valores fundamentales. Musashino es una preciosa invitación a la necesidad de alcanzar un equilibrio entre todo cuanto nos rodea y nuestra propia experiencia individual.

    De trasfondo más o menos autobiográfico, los relatos de Kunikida, uno de los principales cultivadores de la literatura naturalista nipona, están habitados por personajes solitarios a quienes el efecto consolador del paisaje, la magia de un encuentro casual o una vivencia compartida hacen trascender definitivamente su condición, iluminando para siempre su memoria.

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