Zayar
255 ratings (3.80 avg)
31 reviews
Goodreads librarian

#24 top librarians
#13 best reviewers
#23 top readers
#9 top reviewers

Zayar

Add friend
Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Zayar.


Introducing Hegel
Zayar is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
In the Dutch Moun...
Zayar is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
The Inspector Gen...
Zayar is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
See all 197 books that Zayar is reading…

Zayar’s Recent Updates

Zayar and 51 other people liked Jr Bacdayan's review of Goodbye Tsugumi:
Goodbye Tsugumi by Banana Yoshimoto
"This novel, more than anything, wrenched my heart. I could feel its every beat as I glided through Banana Yoshimoto’s simple yet soothing prose. The breeze of a warm summer sea penetrated through the pages and I felt its warmth saunter over me lik..." Read more of this review »
Zayar and 88 other people liked Samadrita's review of Goodbye Tsugumi:
Goodbye Tsugumi by Banana Yoshimoto
"The present encapsulates a series of moments which rarely coalesce to form a coherent motif or a recognizable image we can easily identify with only grief or euphoria or even dejection. Melancholia and felicity, hope and disappointment are often i..." Read more of this review »
Zayar and 90 other people liked Jim Fonseca's review of Goodbye Tsugumi:
Goodbye Tsugumi by Banana Yoshimoto
"Question: if a story is about three young women of college age, is it always a YA novel? This Japanese author is considered a YA author.

This is a bit of a strange story. The main character is an only child but she also grew up with her aunt and u..." Read more of this review »
Zayar has read
The Setting Sun by Osamu Dazai
Rate this book
Clear rating
မကြွေဘဲ ညိုးရိနေတဲ ရောရွကတစရွကလို။

အိုစမူ ဒါဇိုငး ရဲ ဝတထုဟာ ပြောငးလဲလာတဲ ခေတကြီးနဲ အညီ ပျောကပျကသွားတဲ လူတနးစားတွေအကြောငး။ဒါပေမယ အဲဒီထက ပိုတယလညး ပြောရရဲ။နှေးရီစွာ လွငပါးကျနေတဲ တဖွေဖွေတိမတွေလို။

အခုလညး မပြောငးမလဲ။
အရငနှစကလညး မပြောငးမလဲ။
ဟိုးတနှစကလညး မပြောင
...more
Zayar and 2 other people liked Luís’s status update
Luís C. Luís C. wants to read Empire
Zayar rated a book really liked it
An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
Rate this book
Clear rating
“But then I for one never saw things too clearly. A narrow artist’s perspective, as you say. Why, even now, I find it hard to think of the world extending much beyond this city.’
‘These days’, Matsuda said, ‘I find it hard to think of the world
...more
Zayar is now following
4280
Zayar rated a book really liked it
An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
Rate this book
Clear rating
“But then I for one never saw things too clearly. A narrow artist’s perspective, as you say. Why, even now, I find it hard to think of the world extending much beyond this city.’
‘These days’, Matsuda said, ‘I find it hard to think of the world
...more
Zayar finished reading
The Captain's Doll by D.H. Lawrence
Rate this book
Clear rating
Zayar rated a book it was amazing
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Zayar's books…
Lillian Hellman
“People change and forget to tell each other.”
Lillian Hellman

Edna St. Vincent Millay
“My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—
It gives a lovely light!”
Edna St. Vincent Millay, A Few Figs from Thistles

Ezra Pound
“Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.”
Ezra Pound

David Foster Wallace
“Irony and cynicism were just what the U.S. hypocrisy of the fifties and sixties called for. That’s what made the early postmodernists great artists. The great thing about irony is that it splits things apart, gets up above them so we can see the flaws and hypocrisies and duplicates. The virtuous always triumph? Ward Cleaver is the prototypical fifties father? "Sure." Sarcasm, parody, absurdism and irony are great ways to strip off stuff’s mask and show the unpleasant reality behind it. The problem is that once the rules of art are debunked, and once the unpleasant realities the irony diagnoses are revealed and diagnosed, "then" what do we do? Irony’s useful for debunking illusions, but most of the illusion-debunking in the U.S. has now been done and redone. Once everybody knows that equality of opportunity is bunk and Mike Brady’s bunk and Just Say No is bunk, now what do we do? All we seem to want to do is keep ridiculing the stuff. Postmodern irony and cynicism’s become an end in itself, a measure of hip sophistication and literary savvy. Few artists dare to try to talk about ways of working toward redeeming what’s wrong, because they’ll look sentimental and naive to all the weary ironists. Irony’s gone from liberating to enslaving. There’s some great essay somewhere that has a line about irony being the song of the prisoner who’s come to love his cage.”
David Foster Wallace

Douglas Preston
“Inside the “cells” there were no normal-looking organelles, no nuclei, endoplasmic reticulum, mitochondria, or Golgi bodies.”
Douglas Preston, Beyond the Ice Limit

52937 Around the World in 80 Books — 19062 members — last activity 3 hours, 25 min ago
Reading takes you places. Where in the world will your next book take you? If you love world literature, translated works, travel writing, or ...more
82419 Eastern European Literature — 62 members — last activity Sep 03, 2017 05:59AM
Everything from the Alexander Radishchev's "Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow" to Dorota Masłowska's "White and Red." This group is for anyone who ...more
7160 Japanese Literature — 2078 members — last activity 8 hours, 58 min ago
A group for people who enjoy literature written by Japanese authors.
202644 Theatre Books and Plays — 1077 members — last activity Aug 12, 2019 10:13AM
A room for lovers of theatre, theater books, texts on acting, directing, theory and scripts.
970 Boxall's 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die — 16773 members — last activity 9 hours, 17 min ago
For those attempting the crazy feat of reading all 1001 books! For discerning bibliophiles and readers who enjoy unforgettable classic literature, ...more
More of Zayar’s groups…