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The Bear and the Paving Stone

Category: Book
By (author): Horie, Toshiyuki
Translated By: Howells, Geraint
Series: Japanese Novellas
Subject:  FICTION / Holidays
  FICTION / Literary
  FICTION / Pacific Rim
  FICTION / Psychological
Publisher: Steerforth Press
Published: July 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 7.81in x 5.06in
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From The Publisher*Winner of the prestigious Akutagawa Prize, three dream-like tales of memory and war: part of our Japanese novella series, showcasing the best contemporary Japanese writing

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 more 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.
Review Quote*"It is a rather beautiful, very funny, often bitter or sadly gentle book that will entice and satisfy while leaving one thirsting for more." - Bookanista
Biographical NoteToshiyuki Horie (born 1964) is a scholar of French literature and a professor at Waseda University. He has won many literary prizes, including the Mishima Yukio Prize, Akutagawa Prize (for The Bear and the Paving Stone), the Kawabata Yasunari Prize, the Tanizaki Jun'ichiro Prize and the Yomiuri Prize for Literature (twice).