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La jeune fille suppliciée sur une étagère

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Deux récits fantastiques en rapport avec la mort. Mieko, seize ans, vient de mourir et ses parents dans la misère vendent son cadavre à un laboratoire. Mais elle voit tout, de la transaction jusqu'au découpage de ses propres organes. Eichi et Sone, amis d'enfance, trainent au cimetierre où ils font parfois de macabres découvertes. Mais à la suite du décès de son père, Sone ...more
Paperback, 141 pages
Published October 4th 2006 by Actes Sud (first published 1963)
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Philippe Malzieu
Jun 21, 2014 Philippe Malzieu rated it it was amazing
In the national museum in Tokyo, there is a rather singular old roller. The artist represented in an expressionist way, phases of a corpse decomposition. This illustrates the very particular relation of Japanese with the body.
" The tortured young girl on the rack." What a title!
A 16 year old young girl died. Her corpse continues to think. The Medical college buy her corpse for its laboratory of anatomy.
While she is progressively dissected, the young girl delivers by impressionist touches, keys
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Gilles
Jan 07, 2017 Gilles rated it really liked it
La première nouvelle prête son titre au recueil. Ce récit fantastique est tout simplement sublime, la narratrice nous entraîne dans l'antichambre de sa mort. C'est froid, c'est évanescent, c'est extraordinaire.
Mehdi
Oct 31, 2011 Mehdi rated it really liked it
Une froideur bouleversante dans le detail. On n'avait jamais vu la mort d'aussi pres, et aussi belle
Grungi Ankhfire
Jul 30, 2009 Grungi Ankhfire rated it liked it
Weird. But in a good way. First story is kinda creepy, but manages to stay away from being disgusting. The other one is more gripping, and the ending is very very good.
Véronique
Tellement Heavy. Tellement bien écrit. Assister pas tellement à sa propre mort qu'à ce qui arrive de son propre corps.
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Prize winning Japanese writer. Akira Yoshimura was the president of the Japanese writers union and a PEN member. He published over 20 novels, of which in particular On Parole and Shipwrecks are internationally known and have been translated into several languages. In 1984 he received the Yomiuri Prize for his novel Hagoku (破獄,engl. prison break) based on the true story of Yoshie Shiratori.
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