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Lou-LAN and Other Stories

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Six stories in quest of the hidden treasures of Asia's past from Japanese historical fiction writer, Yasushi Inoue.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 1st 1981 by Kodansha (first published 1980)
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Zöe Yu
Oct 24, 2013 Zöe Yu rated it did not like it
Shelves: china, japan
This book is a little disappointing.

First, the language is not very Japanese, at least, as short stories, it doesn't have the feeling of Japanese prose. Second, the story about Lou-Lan and other places are of historical descriptions but no literary traces, and if one needs to choose to read a historical text, this is obviously not the right one. Last but not least, the translation is so so.
Feb 27, 2013 Helmut rated it really liked it
Shelves: japan
Historische Kurzgeschichten vom japanischen Meister

Wie schon in seinem Roman "Confucius" schafft Inoue es auch in dieser Kurzgeschichte, die einen Überblick über die Geschichte der Siedlung Lou-lan bietet, die Unsicherheit der Bevölkerung des Orts plastisch zu machen, die zwischen den Mahlsteinen des kaiserlichen Chinas im Osten und den aufstrebenden Xiongnu im Norden und Westen zermahlen wird. Inoues distanzierter, kühler Stil demonstriert die Vergänglichkeit aller Hoffnungen der Bewoh
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Yasushi Inoue (井上靖) was a Japanese writer whose range of genres included poetry, essays, short fiction, and novels.

Inoue is famous for his serious historical fiction of ancient Japan and the Asian continent, including Wind and Waves, Tun-huang, and Confucius, but his work also included semi-autobiographical novels and short fiction of great humor, pathos, and wisdom like Shirobamba and Asunaro Mo
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