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Still Life and Other Stories

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Shono conveys both intimacy and distance, tranquility and tension, as he explores the shifting relations between husband and wife, father and son, brother and sister. -"Publishers Weekly"

These stories are so artful... they seem like the artless productions of life itself. -Kenyon College Book Review -- "Kenyon College Book Review"

This collection should be sipped and savore
ebook, 264 pages
Published July 1st 1998 by Stone Bridge Press (first published 1992)
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Gertrude & Victoria
Aptly titled Still Life, this collection of short stories is exactly that, "still lifes." They seem to just sit there, but they reflect an inconspicuous but beautiful reality. These are quiet stories of relationships in an ever increasingly more complex time. Shono Junzo's style is reminiscent of the traditional Japanese landscape painters who focused on tranquil simplicity to depict their understanding of the world, and likewise, he too, draws out much more than his writing suggests.

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One of my favorite collections of short stories, and one of my favorite pieces of Japanese literature, this was one of the main materials for my undergraduate thesis, and it broke my heart over and over. Very gentle, with something dark and indescribable beneath the surface.
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Junzō Shōno was a Japanese novelist. A native of Osaka, Shōno began writing novels after World War II. He won the Akutagawa Prize in 1955 for his book Purusaido Shokei (Poolside Scene). Shōno's other award winning books include Seibutsu (Still Life), for which he won the Shinchosha literary prize, Yube no Kumo (Evening Clouds), which was awarded the Yomiuri literary prize, and Eawase (Picture Card ...more
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