Autofiction has ratings and 79 reviews. Edward said: Have you ever read a book and liked it but not known exactly why you like it? That’s kinda where. Snakes and Earrings (Originally published in Japan as Hebi ni Piasu). May 19, by Hitomi Kanehara and David Karashima. Autofiction [Hitomi Kanehara, David James Karashima] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Rin is twenty-two, with a troubled adolescence.
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Books from Japan | Authors : Hitomi Kanehara | Books from Japan
I was absolutly astonished! The three heroes live inside this world of ours, but mostly at the side of it. If you want a protagonist who’s so hitoji damaged, this book’s definitely for you.
It’s not even crazy-good, it’s just crazy and I can’t get a handle on it at all. There was a problem with your submission. It’s not as if I’d been expecting great things for myself before, it’s just that now I could imagine myself just turning up dead ihtomi a gutter somewhere and I didn’t even have the energy to laugh it off.
The book has extremely explicit content and I will mention that content in my review, so if you are faint-hearted, ple I was introduced to Hitomi Kanehara at an author event with Melvin Burgess. Since Kanehara herself is a high school drop-out who spent some time leading a hard-knock life, it was inevitable that people would view Snakes and Earrings as semi-autobiographical.
Other writers, like the contemporary English novelist, Jenn Ashworth, have created better characters that are less prone to bitter introspection and more subtle, yet Rin fascinates just as much because she remains beyond the ordinary. Retrieved January 6, lanehara Boring inner monologue of an insane chick.
I figured it would be worth a read as the cover clearly states it won the Japanese award for best new literary talent. Its tip was clearly split in two, just like that of a snake. Lui is a frighteningly hiitomi narrator; everything that happens to her, including her lover asking her if he can kill her, is dismissed with “that’s OK.
Autofiction by Hitomi Kanehara
Lui short for Louis Vuitton is a young naive girl with a very self centered outlook on life. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.
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The trauma was boring, the hysteria was boring, the endless complaining was boring. This page was last edited on 29 Septemberat But why would you in a world with William Faulkner and Dorothy Allison?
Kanehara’s novel Autofictionwith a story that unfolds in reverse chronological orderwas published in Japan in But annoyingly these are also the weakest parts of the books. And without thought, by instinct alone, I nodded.
But one is always interested in learning what goes on out there. The believe the narrator confused “orgy” with the word “rape”.
She adores Kana and she sees him as her salvation from her unhappy family. I like the way I think these strange things. And what about her unorthodox journey to the top?
Return to Book Page. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The Book of Tokyo: Fictionshort story. I don’t know if it’s the translation, or the original text, but it is written in the simplest of language, to the point where I wondered if this was a teen novel. Jul 06, Emma Louise rated it did not like it Shelves: A bit of interesting information about the author Eros and thanatos, but the love without pleasure and the death by torture.
So, to the people among those 1 million who bought this book and liked it: The journal Bungei shunjuwhich carried the winning works, is a conservative publication known for its older, mainly male readership, but it sold out across the country with these youthful works in its pages.
So my intention to do something about it someday is probably a lie.
I was a person who could see no future for myself, a person who cared about no one. Feb 24, Euxuan Ong rated it did not like it. Or maybe the pubic hair would get tangled up with the vital organs and cause some sort of internal event. She, being a genius, kaanehara him change his hair color. I wonder how many thousands of pubic hairs a human being would have to swallow to hitmoi The image that comes to my head to describe this book is of a spiral, like a Slinky.
Kanehara is an extremely nihilistic writer, in the same league as Bret Easton Ellis — but with one major difference: