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The Hunting Gun by Yasushi Inoue
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The Hunting Gun (1949)

by Yasushi Inoue

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Beautifully composed, honest, original. I need to collect my thoughts before I can give this an adequate "review". This book is near perfect for me—containing all the elements of rich prose and powerful storytelling to make an exceptional reading experience—and yet in so few pages. Amazing. ( )
  saresmoore | Mar 20, 2018 |
Scrivi Vecchioni, scrivi canzoni... Ma i tuoi versi, poeta, io li ho vissuti e ti racconto le cose come stanno.
Tutto parte da un cacciatore che ispira inconsapevolmente una poesia, casualmente la legge, scientemente decide di scrivere all'autore e allegare tre innocue letterine... ognuna di esse contiene una vita.
Chi cerca sensibilità nipponica qua la trova, bizzarra, profonda, tenue, così lontana da quella occidentale, così vicina a quella di ogni uomo. E il racconto è ben scritto e ben congegnato. Enjoy ;-) ( )
  downisthenewup | Aug 17, 2017 |
Interestingly told story. Conclusion was puzzling.
  mgiampaoli | Oct 24, 2015 |
La felicità di alcuni comporta il dolore di altri? Un amore che nasce e vive nel tradimento è davvero amore o solo colpa?"Da bambina, alla festa del tempio Shōten a Nishinomiya, una volta qualcuno mi comprò un fermacarte, un fiore finto, rosso, in una palla di vetro. Cominciai a camminare tenendolo in mano, ma dopo un poco scoppiai a piangere. Probabilmente allora nessuno capì che cosa mi fosse successo. Avevo pensato alla sensazione dei petali di quel fiore, paralizzati, imprigionati all'interno del vetro freddo, petali che nessun vento di primavera o di autunno avrebbe più fatto tremare, petali crocifissi, è il mio cuore si era riempito di una terribile tristezza. E una tristezza uguale a quella di allora rivive adesso dentro di me. Ah, l'amore tra te e la mamma era come quei tristi petali!" Poetico.
Da leggere e rileggere. ( )
  Kazegafukuhi | Aug 10, 2013 |
A book that slowly reveals its charms and hidden emotions. It doesn't seem more impressive than Akutagawa's In The Grove to begin with but by the end I was definitely won over. ( )
1 vote DRFP | Sep 18, 2011 |
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Yasushi Inoueprimary authorall editionscalculated
Benl, OscarTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fleckhaus, WillyCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Un jour, il m'arriva de donner au Compagnon du Chasseur (cette modeste revue publiée par la Société des Chasseurs du Japon) un poème intitulé Le fusil de chasse.
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The Hunting Gun, set in the period immediately following WWII, follows the consequences of a tragic love affair among well-to-do people in an exclusive suburb of the great commercial cities of Osaka and Kobe. Told from the viewpoints of three different women, this is a story of the psychological impact of illicit love. First viewed through the eyes of Shoko, who learns of the affair through reading her mother's diary, then through the eyes of Midori, who had long known about the affair of her husband with Saiko, and finally through the eyes of Saiko herself.

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