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Early works of Japanese literature were heavily influenced by cultural contact with China and Chinese literature, often written in Classical Chinese. Indian literature also had an influence through the diffusion of Buddhism in Japan. Eventually, Japanese literature developed into a separate style in its own right as Japanese writers began writing their own works about Japan, although the influence of Chinese literature and Classical Chinese remained until the end of the Edo period. Since Japan reopened its ports to Western trading and diplomacy in the 19th century, Western and Eastern literatu ...more
“ From the girl who sat before me now...surged a fresh and physical life force. She was like a small animal that has popped into the world with the coming of spring. Her eyes moved like an independent organism with joy, laughter, anger, amazement, and despair. I hadn't seen a face so vivid and expressive in ages, and I enjoyed watching it live and move. ”
“ Listening to the music while stretching her body close to its limit, she was able to attain a mysterious calm. She was simultaneously the torturer and the tortured, the forcer and the forced. This sense of inner-directed self-sufficiency was what she wanted most of all. It gave her deep solace. ”
A place to discuss all the unique aspects of Deaf culture as highlighted in the new release book…more
[close] A place to discuss all the unique aspects of Deaf culture as highlighted in the new release book Silent Fear (A novel inspired by true crimes) by Lance & James Morcan. This group can also be an intersection of sorts where Deaf and hearing people can engage and learn from each other.
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[close] As Murakami once said: "When we talk about a story, the author and the reader have equal rights to access that text. You don’t have to admire me as an author. We are equal. It’s a very democratic world, the world of narrative," READING HARUKI MURAKAMI is our form of tribute to Haruki Murakami and his works, a place for us, his readers, to exchange views, discuss, criticize, and analyze Murakami's works. The intention is simple: to share influences from his works to ourselves, and eventually, we will love and understand his works even more. Indeed "... It's a very democratic world, the world of narrative." Enjoy Murakami! :) Books of Haruki Murakami Novels • Hear the Wind Sing (1979) • Pinball, 1973 (1980) • A Wild Sheep Chase (1982) • Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (1985) • Norwegian Wood (1987) • Dance Dance Dance (1988) • South of the Border, West of the Sun (1992) • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (1992-1995) • Sputnik Sweetheart (1999) • Kafka on the Shore (2002) • After Dark (2004) • 1Q84 (2009) • The Colorless Tsukuru Tasaki and His Year of Pilgrimage (2013) Novella: • The Strange Library (2014) Short story collections • The Elephant Vanishes (1993) • Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman (2006) • after the quake (2000) Non-fiction • Underground (1997-98) • What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (2007) • Murakami Diary 2009 (diary)
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مللت من القراءة لوحدي، لا يوجد أي شخص أستطيع أن أتكلم معه في الكتب في عائلتي. ومع الأدب الياباني…more
[close] مللت من القراءة لوحدي، لا يوجد أي شخص أستطيع أن أتكلم معه في الكتب في عائلتي. ومع الأدب الياباني يصبح الوضع أصعب إذ هو غير شائع في بلدي. لهذا قمت بإنشاء هذا النادي. كل شهر (بداية من يناير2018) أقرأ كتابًا يابانيًا. وفي نهاية الشهر أنشر مُراجعة عنه بالفيديو في قناة "أصدقاء الكتب" أو في مدونتي التي تعمل نفس الاسم http://booksfriends.org/ أهلًا بجميع المهتمين والمهتمات للمشاركة في هذه المجموعة. لقوم بعمل مناقشات وأشياء مشتركة دامت لكم صداقة الكتب يدير المجموعة: زكرياء ياسين، مدون وناشط كُتبي I always read books alone, especially non famous books.. please read with me. This is monthly Book Club where we read & discuss Japaneses literature hosted by Zikoniss.
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[close] Reading Genji
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