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The Temple of the Golden Pavilion (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics)
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics)
von Yukio Mishima
  Gebundene Ausgabe
Preis: EUR 20,48

5.0 von 5 Sternen This book itself is a golden temple, 29. März 1999
This book affected me so much that I kept my mouth shut for a week (the amount of time it took me to complete the book). I couldn't eat, and I couldn't speak. Yukio Mishima's beautiful narrative paralyzed me the way the Golden Temple paralyzed Mizoguchi, the protagonist. A talented writer-philosopher, Mishima skillfully toyed with various aspects of beauty, fear, and faith, ultimately meltings them into one great encompassing theme that destroys the mystery behind what many of us lack: confidence. I strongly recommend this book to the artistically minded--especially those who has not found the courage to express themselves.


The Master of Go (Vintage International)
The Master of Go (Vintage International)
von Yasunari Kawabata
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 14,32

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5.0 von 5 Sternen A story that transcend cultures, and culture itself, 29. März 1999
Kawabata's beautiful narrative mirrors the direction of east asian culture, and perhaps world culture at large, where the refinements and subtle ways of the fallen aristocracy is giving way to mean, crude, egalitarian rules and regulations designed for modern day mass production and consumption.


The Ends of the Earth: From Togo to Turkmenistan, from Iran to Cambodia, a Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy (Vintage Departures)
The Ends of the Earth: From Togo to Turkmenistan, from Iran to Cambodia, a Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy (Vintage Departures)
von Robert D. Kaplan
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 18,10

4.0 von 5 Sternen A good miserable book, 22. Februar 1999
Well crafted, insightful, wretchingly poetic, and horribly realistic. The ends of the earth, a slice of the misery from which Americans and other fortunate individuals in ordered societies are insulated, can upset their well-satiated stomachs. This is not a happy sweet book. Don't read it for dessert.


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