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G.G. Rowley

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Bombala, Australia


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One of the many pleasures of a lifetime spent in research, teaching, and writing is never needing an excuse to sit down with a good book. My Goodreads lists highlight some of the books that I've most enjoyed reading over the past several years, together with a few favourites from as far back as my Australian childhood.

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G.G. Rowley Dear Sanaz,
Thank you for your message. I'm delighted you find the two bibliographies helpful: that's why I created them. (And also, I confess, because…more
Dear Sanaz,
Thank you for your message. I'm delighted you find the two bibliographies helpful: that's why I created them. (And also, I confess, because I like making lists!) No, I hadn't considered making a list of English-language scholarship about Yosano Akiko--but now that you've mentioned it, I may do so!

At present, the fullest list of western-language scholarship on and translations of Yosano Akiko appears in Janine Beichman's wonderful biography, Embracing the Firebird: Yosano Akiko and the Birth of the Female Voice in Modern Japanese Poetry (Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2002), pp. 323-324.(less)
G.G. Rowley Good to hear from you Peter! I'm fine: just got back to Japan after a month in Australia, visiting family and avoiding the worst of the heat here. Do…moreGood to hear from you Peter! I'm fine: just got back to Japan after a month in Australia, visiting family and avoiding the worst of the heat here. Do hope all is well with you too.
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Average rating: 3.95 · 2,456 ratings · 135 reviews · 4 distinct works
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Autobiography of a Geisha

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G.G. and 23 other people liked William1's review of Hotel de Dream:
Hotel de Dream by Edmund White
"What’s taken me so long to read Edmund White? What’s that line in Rilke’s Duino Elegies and The Sonnets to Orpheus? “You must change your life.” That’s how I feel. Such a divine writer is so rare, he recalibrates one’s soul. There’s a fascinating..." Read more of this review »
G.G. and 57 other people liked Paul's review of A Time of Gifts:
A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor
"This is a remarkable book; the account of an 18 year old who decides to escape England and walk from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. The year is 1933 and the Nazis have just come to power and he sets off just before winter starts. He had be..." Read more of this review »
Little Misunderstandings of No Importance by Antonio Tabucchi
"If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.

Legitimate Form of Writing: "Little Misunderstandings of No Importance" by Antonio Tabucchi, Frances Frenaye (translator)

“Tell me, dear heart, dear chilled heart, what would you say to..." Read more of this review »
G.G. and 7 other people liked Alice's review of Lean Out:
Lean Out by Dawn Foster
"If, when Lean In happened, I had been able to articulately respond instead of just stuttering in stupefication and then trying to forget about it, this book is exactly what I would like to have said.

"Fighting for equality is often misunderstood as..." Read more of this review »
The Writer on Her Work by Janet Sternburg
" As ever, thanks very much for bringing this collection to our attention with your review Paul: it goes straight onto my to-read list! "
Tei, A Memoir of the End of War and Beginning of Peace by Tei Fujiwara
" kagami wrote: "Thank you G.G.. it would be interesting to see what you think. I'm sure the original is very powerful too. Please look for a version wh ...more "
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It’s hard to imagine a better guide to a city than this. Hughes’s account spans nearly two thousand years, “from the emergence of Barcelona as a tiny Augustan colony in the first century A.D. to the death of [Antonio] Gaudí in 1926.” The book is divi ...more
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Recently one of my sisters told me that our mother had started sorting through her desk and throwing out old photos—those she could no longer recall where they’d been taken and/or who was in them. “You know, that Swedish death cleaning thing,” my sis ...more
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Majenta Blessings! Best wishes from Majenta

Majenta Hello, G.G./Gaye! Thank you for contacting me! Congratulations on your books! Born in Australia, living in Japan, a writer/an author, a teacher....what a life! Happy reading, writing, and everything else! Have a great December!

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