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Still Life and Other Storiesby Junzo Shono
Synopses & Reviews
Winner of the Pen Center West Award, this delicate collection of thirteen linked tales reveals the flow of daily life in the modern Japanese family. Junzo Shono's artful layering of commonplace events, images, and conversations has been compared to haiku poetry crossed with an Ozu film. Starred review in Publishers Weekly.
Delicate tales reveal the flow of life in the modern Japanese family, the accidental pleasures and the unexplained misfortunes. Shono's unique "snapshot" technique--the layering of commonplace events, images, and conversations--is like haiku poetry crossed with an Ozu-style film drama.
About the Author
Junzo Shono was born in 1921 and has received Japan's top literary prizes.Wayne P. Lammers is a translator of Japanese and a writer on Japanese language and usage. He has also translated Shono's Evening Clouds: A Novel.
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