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The Sound of the Wind: Life and Works of Uno Chiyo

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Fashion ingenue, magazine editor, kimono designer, femme fatale, prize-winning writer--Uno Chiyo has become one of twentieth-century Japan's most accomplished and celebrated women. In this two-part volume, Rebecca L. Copeland offers Western readers a fascinating portrait of Uno's life along with translations of three of her distinctive works of short fiction. Part One ...more
Hardcover, 251 pages
Published January 1st 1992 by University of Hawaii Press
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Carola
Giving this 3.5 stars.

I picked up this book because I recently read Chiyo Uno's book Confessions of Love. I really enjoyed that book and I became fascinated by Uno's life.

This particular book is set up in two parts. First is a biography of Chiyo Uno. She was an author with a really fascinating and turbulent life and I enjoyed reading the biography. It could've been written a bit better and I skipped some parts here and there, but I'm glad I know a little more about Uno now.

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Sweetmongoose
Feb 17, 2014 Sweetmongoose rated it really liked it
This book includes a biography of Uno Chiyo and three of her novellas. I didn't know about her before visiting Japan, but I found this volume quite interesting. Her life, which begins with a difficult childhood, progresses to a life driven by passion (& romantic relationships) and creativity and finally, in later life, to equanimity; it's inspiring. I found the novellas moving, each in its own way. I was looking for a female Japanese writer to read rather than the classic Japanese male ...more
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Shelves: english, non-fiction
a birthday gift. This Uno Chiyo is so dramatic in her real life. Not a role model for me.
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