(La Joueuse de go) [E–pub] Ø Shan Sa

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Shan Sa Õ 0 Read review í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Shan Sa Read & Download La Joueuse de go µ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook As the Japanese military invades 1930s Manchuria a young girl approaches her own sexual coming of age Drawn into a complex triangle with two boys she distracts herself from the onslaught of adulthood by playing the ga. I want to inhabit a world built of Shan Sa s dreamy metaphors A woman is bathing in thermal springs her body glistening under the water where it writhes and twists like a slender leaf or The moon looks like a line of chalk drawn on the sky Even her name a pen name has the alluring meaning rustle of the wind in the mountainsThe author born in Beijing began writing poetry at age 6 and received her first national poetry award at 12 In her 20s she moved to Paris to study philosophy and apprentice with a Swiss painter and began writing novels in French Her multi cultural artistic sensibility with the help of an outstanding English translator shines through in every sentence on the pageThe novel is the parallel stories of a 15 year old girl in Japanese occupied Manchuria and a Japanese officer in 1934 told through 92 short alternating first person chapters The protagonists meet daily in a public park to play the game of Go though they rarely speak and don t know each other s name or history Against the common backdrop of the Japanese invasion of China the stories of her sexual coming of age and his inner struggle between duty and desire only converge near the endHer writing reads like prose poetry whittled down to the bare minimum each word thoughtful and deliberate in sentences which burst with sensuous energy She portrays the game of Go played on a large checkerboard with smooth round black and white stonesThe cheuered board is a violent sea with white and black waves chasing and crashing into each other Towards the four shores they draw back spin around and head for the skies But where they mingle they clash and come together in a fierce embraceThe sight of a bombarded building in which the girl s lover has died is made all the horrible by showing her first glimpse in a single terse sentenceThe windows with their shattered panes are dark as the mouths of animal lairsI feel like framing the sentence in which the Japanese soldier describes the very first smile he receives from the girlHer mouth opens with all the irresistible power of a grenade explodingToo many similes and metaphors packed into a novel can overwhelm and detract from the story but Shan Sa doesn t do this Although there are a lot of them each one teems with emotion and fits perfectly within the context Plus they re so gorgeous I keep looking forward to the next oneI remain a not so secret admirer in love with her language

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Shan Sa Õ 0 Read review í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Shan Sa Read & Download La Joueuse de go µ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Aptivated by her beauty as much as by her bold unpredictable approach to the strategy game the soldier finds his loyalties challenged Is there room on the path to war for that most revolutionary of acts falling in lov. When I think of the work of Shan Sa s I previously read Empress I remember fragments of a voracious dream the sort of imaginings where the lust for what is already achieved is never sated and visions of immortality and impregnable fates can never be afforded by mortal means This was a woman s story I much enjoyed with its sinking into history and pleasing translated turns of phrase so when I came across Sa s higher rated work I couldn t resist I can see why this work favorable made its way to the masses with its recent history its splicing together brief flits of gendered narrative its burst of violence and sex culminating in a dramatically brutal even poetic ending Such machinations don t do much for me however as I prefer being given time to think upon and puzzle out the blurred out landscapes of prose with slow urges and even slower revenge rather than being thurst upon a slap dash bang trail of tears and sperm and blood and other watery forms of human waste While I m glad that the author despite hints to the contrary held off on delving into the events of Nanking what was written about never rose much above the level of tragedy porn it wasn t even for the most part luridly beautifully written tragedy porn at thatThe top review of this complains about a board game which ok sure if you re into that sort of thing Otherwise go why it isn t referred to as yi or weii in Chinese grounded Manchuria is a puzzle but I suppose it doesn t make for as clever an alliteration obtusely functions as a useful connector of unlikely bedfellows through the barbed wire borders of gender nationality and seriousness of purpose and if in the end the connective tissue is valued for what results of said connections than the actual tissue itself such as been the usual behavior of narratives since the beginning of their oral conception Moving on from structure to setting authors will likely never stop picking at WWII and its precursors and successors for narrative foddder so the trouble comes up when one work has to deal with all those competing at the same trough in order to be considered a truly engaging story As mentioned previously I like my fiction slow or at least passing over a long enough time so that I may grow attached to the characters or the world or the history before it is all torn away and thrown to the winds Thus I appreciated the factoids dropped every so often about Manchuria and Peking and the changing times of nobility and power reflected in a puppet king country but I could ve used of this and less high school machinations that through coincidental international movements turned deadly in their convolutions As with the last book I read this lack of engagement on my part is perhaps a sign of my getting old but what can I say You can only pack so much drama and blood in a story that doesn t work very hard to build connections between reader and its world before it gets a little muchAnother lackluster continuum of the remains of 2017 s choices wherein taking a chance on a familiar name didn t pay out as it had elsewhere It helps to know what one likes and to seek it out accordingly but there s many an aged cover that I still haven t gotten to on my shelves and my myriad challenges juxtaposed in overlap with each other were set in hopes of preventing the still untouched old from sinking once again under the weight of shiny surface tension new so easy to remember and pluck from the stacks when the time is ripe Four days in and no results handed back I can t say yet which direction this year is turning towards although the Time s Up Movement is worthy of being hopeful for In any case it s time to pack up and move on hopefully to meditative fields than these Ineuality continues beyond the grave

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Shan Sa Õ 0 Read review í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Shan Sa Read & Download La Joueuse de go µ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Me of go with strangers in a public suare and yet the force of desire like the occupation proves inevitable Unbeknownst to the girl who plays go her most worthy and freuent opponent is a Japanese soldier in disguise C. I can t imagine this book being as good as it was if I wasn t a go fan Which you can play right here or here Many of the axioms of Go were brought out in the book life imitates Go Go imitates life being the key oneOthers include your enemies move is your move keep both alive for if one dies neither are any good a captured territory switches sides etcThe book also makes reference to many of the etiuette aspects of the game such as placing a starting stone next to an opponents starting stone and the proper way of holding the stones between index and middle fingersThe two characters in the book playing the game represent the white and black sides of a go board I realize that the girl went first black but I still think her character fits the character of the white stones They end up playing each other but not until about halfway through the book Like Go There are minor battles off to the side that they are each fighting but their battle is the main oneI thought that near the end you could tell where the game actually ended too There s a point in most Go games where both sides know it s over and you re just tying up the loose ends The game doesn t officially end though until both sides passI understand that the Go board represented virgin land waiting to be taken but for me that part of the book was over done I only read that it was about a sexual awakening after I d checked it out of the library so I understand that that was my fault but there sure was a lot of sex


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    (La Joueuse de go) [E–pub] Ø Shan Sa If you're familiar with Kawabata's The Master of Go it's impossible to read Shan Sa's book without thinking about it on every page Kawabata in subtle elliptical prose describes a real Go match which he covered as a young reporter working for a Japanese newspaper He reorganized his match reports as a novel where

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    (La Joueuse de go) [E–pub] Ø Shan Sa Shan Sa Õ 0 Read Ughhhhhhhhhhh this bleeegh i mean this book Ugh

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    Free read La Joueuse de go (La Joueuse de go) [E–pub] Ø Shan Sa I want to inhabit a world built of Shan Sa’s dreamy metaphors— A woman is bathing in thermal springs her body glistening under the water where it writhes and twists like a slender leaf or The moon looks like a line of chalk drawn on the sky Even her name a pen name has the alluring meaning rustle of the wind in the mountainsThe author born in Beijing began writing poetry at age 6 and received her first national poetry award a

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    review í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Shan Sa Shan Sa Õ 0 Read Free read La Joueuse de go I can't imagine this book being as good as it was if I wasn't a go fan Which you can play right here or here Man

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    Free read La Joueuse de go (La Joueuse de go) [E–pub] Ø Shan Sa review í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Shan Sa The Girl Who Played Go by Shan Sa has a story laid out like a game of go Each chapter is like a new move Song of the Night a young Manchurian girl plays the black side while the Japanese soldier takes the white Anyone famili

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    review í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Shan Sa (La Joueuse de go) [E–pub] Ø Shan Sa I loved the dramatic ending

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    Free read La Joueuse de go (La Joueuse de go) [E–pub] Ø Shan Sa review í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Shan Sa In a small town in Manchuria in the 1930s a 16 year old girl is concerned with her daily game of go and her fledgling romantic relationship with a dissident student than she is with the potential for war with Japan She is a master at the game surprising for one so young and a girl no less One day a stranger chal

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    (La Joueuse de go) [E–pub] Ø Shan Sa This is a tragic love story that ends brutally Shan Sa's novel doesn't seem to have lost much in the translation from French to English; the voices of the two protagonists are beautifully rendered one male and one female I was a little dubious about a female literary romance author writing a male character from a first pe

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    (La Joueuse de go) [E–pub] Ø Shan Sa review í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Shan Sa Shan Sa Õ 0 Read When I think of the work of Shan Sa's I previously read Empress I remember fragments of a voracious dream the sort of imagi

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    (La Joueuse de go) [E–pub] Ø Shan Sa This book is a tale told in dream like prose Life love betrayal and death all float by in short lyrical chapters that seem to be recalled from the dreamer's memoryThe story itself while being compelling isn't one that you haven't read before If you have ever watched any old black and white movie from the 1940s you know th

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  • Paperback
  • 280
  • La Joueuse de go
  • Shan Sa
  • English
  • 18 August 2019
  • 9781400032280