➿ 熊の敷石 [Kuma no shikiishi] Author Toshiyuki Horie – Writerscompany.co.uk

熊の敷石 [Kuma no shikiishi] A Japanese Man, Far From Home, Travels The Countryside Of Normandy With A Friend Talking About War, Literature, And Everything In Between As His Ideas Of His Life Become Entangled With His Personal Writing, The Pangs Of His Past And His Half Forgotten Memories Overlap And Threaten His Peace.Owing A Debt To French Writers From La Fontaine To Proust, The Three Fable Like Tales In The Bear And The Paving Stone Are Stories Of Loss, Memory And A Longing To Belong.


10 thoughts on “熊の敷石 [Kuma no shikiishi]

  1. says:

    This is a difficult book to assess as I am still considering what I think about it That, in itself, is usually a good thing The three stories all consider the fluidity of the worlds of thought, time, memoriesall of these important mental constructs upon which we base our lives I will admit to becoming a bit lost in the reading at times, along with some of the characters But as I write this review, I am th


  2. says:

    This is a collection three very good short stories covering many different topics They were interesting and engaging and I would like to read from this author.


  3. says:

    3.5 stars, rounded up.A small collection of three stories These stories are so quiet, it s easy to think they re insubstantial No drama and no plot these are like whispers, or the sound of waves as they recede from the shore It was a bit like entering a dream world a word or an action leads to memories, o...


  4. says:

    Three short stories about memory, travel, longing and language I really enjoyed all three of the stories in this collection, and will look out for of Horie s work.The title tale, The Bear and the Paving Stone is beautifully told Set in Northern France the countryside is beautifully described, so vivid I felt transported back there The protagonist reconnects with a friend he hasn t seen in many years and we learn of both their lives I


  5. says:

    In the course of under 200 pages, Horie ties several threads together that would seem to have no connection, but such is the globalized world that a Japanese student studying in Paris has such a fertile mind that makes this possible Our narrator is a translator with an unusual occupation he transcribes portions of books for the benefit of publishers in order that they may determine whether or not to translate the entire work into Japanese This


  6. says:

    The first novella revolved on a reminiscing memories but the way the plot developed was a bit plain, nothing compelling It was dreamy and melodrama, a talk and snippet of literature which I think this part was of author s admiration towards Littr I got lost for few times reading the story, and the biography part was really draggy to the point I thought I was reading Littr instead of a nove...


  7. says:

    What a strange dream like world Toshiyuki Horie has created in these three stories I came across this book entirely by chance, but what caught my eye was that the publishers are Pushkin Press, which a friend of mine loves So, my friend and I started reading this together, and I loved the interlacing of memory in all the three stories There is a sense of los...


  8. says:

    Pi kna ok adka zreszt jak w ca ej japo skiej serii Pushkin Press Pierwsza d uga nowela mi si bardzo podoba a, ale pozosta e dwa kr tkie opowiadania rednio Nie wnosi y nic nowego, by y odtw rcze zar wno w kwestii formy, jak i tematu, wobec tytu owej noweli.


  9. says:

    The Bear and the Paving Stone, by Toshiyuki Horie translated by Geraint Howells , is a collection of three stories by this award winning Japanese author The titular tale takes up the bulk of the book and tells of a visit to France where the narrator meets an old friend from his university days He has been working in Paris, translating a biography of lexicographer and philosopher mile Littr Upon finding himself with a little free time he contacts Yann, a freelance photographer, and ar


  10. says:

    Toshiyuki Horie s collection of short stories leaves much to be reflected upon and considered The writing contains a dreamlike quality, a characteristic I have noticed in many Japanese novels I have read thus far Thus creating a very reading experience from American and English novels which are largely driven by plot and characters, this series of short stories is rather reflective Nothing happens and nothing progresses and the characters themselves search for meaning within their lives or att


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