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Kenji Miyazawa (1896–1933)

Author of Once and Forever: The Tales of Kenji Miyazawa

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Works by Kenji Miyazawa

Miyazawa Kenji: Selections (2007) 55 copies
Le Bureau des chats (2009) 18 copies
Traversée de la neige (1990) 16 copies
Spring and Asura (1973) 12 copies
The Nighthawk Star (10) (1984) 12 copies
Les Fruits du Gingko (1980) 11 copies
Les Pieds nus de lumière (1998) 9 copies
Le Diamant du Bouddha (1998) 6 copies
注文の多い料理店 (1988) 5 copies
Winds from Afar (1972) 5 copies
新編風の又三郎 (1989) 4 copies
ガドルフの百合 (2005) 3 copies
La vida de Budori Gusko (2013) 3 copies
Otsuberu to zo (1997) 3 copies
ポラーノの広場 (1989) 3 copies
Gôshu le violoncelliste (2019) 3 copies
宮沢賢治詩集 (岩波文庫) (1979) — Author — 2 copies
銀河鉄道の夜 (1979) 2 copies
賢治草紙 (1995) 2 copies
Kairo danchō 2 copies
貝の火 1 copy
花と風の変奏曲 (1994) 1 copy
Ravintola Hirveä (2011) 1 copy
Obber and the elephant (1984) 1 copy
Printemps et Ashura (1998) 1 copy
The Boy of the Winds (2022) 1 copy
雨ニモマケズ (1984) 1 copy
ポラーノの広場 (1995) 1 copy
銀河鉄道の夜 (2021) 1 copy
Una luz que perdura (2022) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories (1997) — Contributor — 229 copies
Night on the Galactic Railroad [1985 film] (1985) — Original book — 16 copies
Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, Volume 04 (2014) — Contributor — 7 copies
ファニーキャッツ (1990) — Contributor — 1 copy
月 (書物の王国) (1999) — Contributor — 1 copy
鉱物 (書物の王国) (1997) — Contributor — 1 copy
奇想天外 (新・ちくま文学の森) (1994) — Contributor — 1 copy
Midnight Press WEB 第八号 — Contributor — 1 copy
二十歳の詩集 — Contributor — 1 copy


Common Knowledge



Also known as Night on the Galactic Railroad, this is a very famous young adult book in Japan.
Originally published in 1934, two intrepid young boys from a small Japanese village take a trip on a fantastical Milky Way Train on the night of a local festival. On the way they witness many amazing sights until they ultimately must part. It's a short book, it reminds a little of Jules Verne, but its a fun read.

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henrique_iwao | 5 other reviews | Aug 30, 2022 |
Este libro me ha dejado un extraño sabor de boca.
Decidí leerlo porque me presentaron el relato principal, que da título al libro, como el equivalente japonés de [b:El Principito|866618|El Principito|Antoine de Saint-Exupéry|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1328876389s/866618.jpg|2180358]. Y si bien existen ciertas coincidencias (el viaje onírico por el "espacio", el compañero iniciático, etc.), la comparación me ha parecido algo exagerada. Tal vez no haya captado algún simbolismo fundamental, pero no me ha llegado. Además, no podría decir que es una novela corta que recomendaría a niños y adultos por igual, más bien solo a los segundos. Y de entre ellos, a los completistas de la literatura japonesa.

De todos modos, el estilo de Miyazawa es muy bueno, se lee rápido. De hecho, la he pasado en grande con los dos cuentos que cierran la obra, en especial el último, Gauche, el violonchelista, que paradójicamente, es el menos japonés de las tres piezas incluídas.
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little_raven | 5 other reviews | Jun 1, 2020 |
Um, what? I was going to be unhappy - well, no, I am unhappy I read the foreword first and it had a major spoiler in it. It actually changed how I understood the story - spoilers seldom do, for me, but this one did. But the story is so full of SYMBOLISM, most of which made no sense to me, that my annoyance about the spoiler was rather diluted. I have little or no idea what was going on for most of the story - the bird catcher? The teacher and the children's origin was clear - but why did Kenji get so whiny about the girl? Walnut trees and electric squirrels, bombs(?) in the heavenly river, so what _was_ the story of the twins? Where did the professor come in? And a happy(?) ending - except Kenji's lost his one friend. I have no idea. Possibly if I were immersed in Japanese folklore I'd understand it better, but I didn't even see any of what I do know about Japanese folklore, except a brief mention of cranes, then a long discussion of herons (and why cake?). Not a winner, for me.… (more)
jjmcgaffey | 5 other reviews | Jan 21, 2020 |



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