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Woman in the Dunes Chapter 10 to the end 5 39 Jul 31, Took me eight days to read pages. This is a strange Japanese novel. I fell asleep reading it at least three times. I think there was a profound absorption of European culture post WW1; it was the time Japan opened to the West. It’s something of a contradiction given the very formal and discreet nature of Japanese culture.

A Japanese pacifist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan. If one were to give up a fixed position and abandon oneself to the movement of the sands, competition would soon stop. No-one says anything near sufficient for a collage review of this so it must just be read. It may be a pit but it’s also a home. Though the comments bristle, they are equally apropos of nothing and vanish into the air. It’s your life and your decision to make. The book starts with the text: Poor entomologist, a man who finds pleasure in the discovery of new insects, a man who has studied sand, now wanders into this snow pit on his vacation.

The story ends more or less abruptly and you’re left to wonder what just happened and WHO wrote the story. Anyway, the book is good and I need to keep reading Abe, but the film is beautiful. Two women kill samurai and sell their belongings for a living.

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Want to Read saving…. What you must be thinking this is about, nope, this isnt. Local villagers come upon him and take him to a woman who can provide overnight lodging. What an odd story this was.

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Is she another iteration of the Cumaean Sibyl? And it’s all delusional, suffocating and brilliant He was like an animal who finally sees that the crack in the fence it was trying to escape through is in reality merely the entrance to its cage —like a fish who at last realizes, after bumping its nose numberless time, that the glass of the goldfish bowl is a wall.


The same anonymous hero, entangled in an absurd situation, condemned and imprisoned for unspecified faults. We dig and dig to keep our lives free of encroaching sand, and where do we end up? In order to survive, she reveals that she shovels sand all night for the local construction company in exchange for weekly rations that are dropped into the pit by a pulley.

Jan 23, David rated it really liked it Recommends it for: This metaphor seemed one of the more obvious ones in the novel, but I’m sure there were many others I missed, and like the other Japanese novels I’ve read, I have the feeling that much imagery and symbolism is lost in translation. My TA set this book up as one of the required readings for my class, and it’s been a real pain in the ass to write an analysis of it. And that is how The Woman abee the Niispurilor reads.

A lot of sand. Because of the sort of reader hat I am, I still found myself wondering about her life beyond the protagonist’s considerations, femela the novel’s gender-politic framing is a little less open and ambiguous. Poor entomologist, a man who finds pleasure in the discovery of new insects, a man who has studied sand, now wanders into this snow pit on his vacation. Its inhabitants, trying to keep their houses clear, have gradually dug themselves into deep pits in the sand.

I’m not well read enough in French and British literature to judge the validity of her points, fillm than to notice that yes, Victor Hugo and Alexandre Dumas do have frmeia tone that is noticeably different from, say, Charles Dickens and George Eliot. Meanwhile, the sand takes a life of its own as it encroaches upon their existence in ways most unexpected. Quotes from The Woman in the I have to re read the book to ne sure though.


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Like Robert Bresson’s “Au Hasard Balthazar”, Hiroshi Teshigahara’s existential allegory can be a challenge to sit through if you are not prepared to be swept away by its elliptical profundities. I don’t know to where, but an entrance to somewhere, some other world.

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Didn’t care for the idea that I’m only an extension of my dick, either, but whatcha gonna do. Do you think I would like this book? God playing with his human toys?

Which, granted, I liked quite a bit, though not so much as Abe’s Secret Rendezvouswhich is terrifying and deeply strange. Just a tiny amount of space inside that box. Held captive with seemingly no chance of escape, he is tasked with shoveling back the ever-advancing sand dunes that threaten to destroy the village.

Woman in the Dunes I am not sure. Femeai got several more in my queue. Jan 04, Dustin added it Recommends it for: Read within a week of seeing the film, I’m surprised by how closely they parallel eachother. The rules of good detective fiction applies to the book. Though the comments bristle, they are equally apropos of nothing and vanish into the air. Use the HTML below.