By Allison Markin Powell
In Tokyo a faculty student’s discovery and eventual obsession with a stolen handgun awakens anything darkish inside of him and threatens to eat not just his existence but additionally his humanity. Nakamura’s jap debut is a noir-spun story that probes the violence inherent to aesthetics.
On a evening stroll alongside a Tokyo riverbank, a tender guy named Nishikawa stumbles on a useless physique, beside which lies a gun. From the instant Nishikawa makes a decision to take the gun, the realm round him blurs. understanding he possesses the weapon brings an intoxicating feel of goal to his uninteresting college life.
But quickly Nishikawa’s own entanglements turn into all of sudden complex: he reveals himself romantically concerned with girls whereas his organic father, whom he’s by no means met, lies loss of life in a health center. via all of it, he can’t cease brooding about the gun—and the 4 bullets loaded in its chamber. As he spirals into obsession, his concentration is ate up by way of one inspiration: that owning the gun isn't any longer enough—he needs to fireplace it.
Read Online or Download The Gun PDF
Best Japan books
Publication of 1Q84 ends with Aomame status at the Metropolitan limited-access highway with a gun among her lips. She has come tantalisingly with reference to assembly her liked Tengo in basic terms to have him slip away on the final minute. The fans of the cult chief she assassinated are made up our minds to trace her down and she or he has been dwelling in hiding, thoroughly remoted from the realm.
Among the early 17th and the mid-nineteenth century, the sector of average historical past in Japan separated itself from the self-discipline of medication, produced wisdom that wondered the conventional spiritual and philosophical understandings of the realm, constructed right into a method (called honzogaku) that rivaled Western technology in complexity—and then likely disappeared.
The recent Yorker has referred to as Donald Keene "America's preeminent student of jap literature. " Now he offers a brand new publication that serves as either an exceptional advent to trendy eastern fiction and a memoir of his personal lifelong love affair with eastern literature and tradition. 5 glossy jap Novelistsprofiles 5 well-known writers whom Donald Keene knew in my opinion: Tanizaki Jun'ichiro, Kawabata Yasunari, Mishima Yukio, Abe Kobo, and Shiba Ryotaro.
Dependent representations of nature and the 4 seasons populate quite a lot of eastern genres and media―from poetry and monitor portray to tea ceremonies, floral arrangements, and annual observances. In Japan and the tradition of the 4 Seasons, Haruo Shirane exhibits how, whilst, and why this tradition constructed and explicates the richly encoded social, spiritual, and political meanings of this imagery.
Extra resources for The Gun