[E-Book] Ê We, the Children of Cats | By ☆ Tomoyuki Hoshino Brian Bergstrom #2020


  • Title: We, the Children of Cats
  • Author: Tomoyuki Hoshino Brian Bergstrom
  • ISBN: 9781604865912
  • Page: 238
  • Format: Paperback

  • We, the Children of Cats By Tomoyuki Hoshino Brian Bergstrom By turns teasing and terrifying, laconic and luminous, the stories in this anthology are drawn from sources as diverse as Borges, Nabokov, Garcia Marquez, and traditional Japanese folklore, and yet they ultimately reside in a slyly subversive literary world that is all their own Blending an uncompromising ethical vision with exuberant, free wheeling imagery and bracing foBy turns teasing and terrifying, laconic and luminous, the stories in this anthology are drawn from sources as diverse as Borges, Nabokov, Garcia Marquez, and traditional Japanese folklore, and yet they ultimately reside in a slyly subversive literary world that is all their own Blending an uncompromising ethical vision with exuberant, free wheeling imagery and bracing formal experimentation, the five short stories and three novellas included in We, the Children of Cats show the full range and force of Hoshino s imagination The stories include a man and woman who find their genders and sexualities brought radically into question when their bodies sprout new parts a man who travels from Japan to Latin America in search of revolutionary purpose only to find much than he bargained for a journalist who investigates a poisoning at an elementary school and gets lost in an underworld of buried crimes, secret societies, and haunted forests and two young killers, exiled from Japan, who find a new beginning as resistance fighters in Peru An afterword by translator and editor Brian Bergstrom and a new preface by Hoshino himself is also included.
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    Commentaires:

    Clark
    Incorporates some of that magical realism shit without making you feel like a fourteen year old girl, which is cool not that there s anything wrong with feeling like a fourteen year old girl It s just not my style This shit is spacey as fuck though, and some of the stories do really fun stuff like blend the narration of multiple characters, and a whole bunch of other crazy crap The story where the dude has sex with the ground and then meets some starving children is particularly awesome Check it [...]

    Kyle Muntz
    This was a really interesting collection, though I ended up enjoying the short stories than the novellas which was a shame, since the novellas made up of the book Hoshino reminds me of Kenzaburo Oe with his brutal, explicitly political vision, and this collection is mostly written with the same kind of grotesque realism, though on occasion it does move into full blown surrealism The major standouts were No Father s Club and especially Paper Woman.

    Will E
    Really great collection of stories Hoshino NEEDS to be read and translated Serious, imaginative, political, contemplative I didn t particularly like Milonga for a Melted Moon but that s because the Marquez influence is heavy, and I freaking hate Marquez.

    Robert Sheppard
    FROM THE WORLD LITERATURE FORUM CONTEMPORARY WORLD WRITERS SHOWCASE SERIES VIA ROBERT SHEPPARD, EDITOR IN CHIEFRobert Sheppard s insight World Literature Forum invites you to Check Out We, The Children of Cats by Japanese winner of the the 2011 e Kenzabur Literary Award Tomoyuki Hoshino This collection of related short stories explores climate change, authoritarianism and the culture of fear, Japanese majoritarian pressures to conform and the cult of suicide amoung young Japanese The story Chino [...]

    Lydia
    So I just finished this book with pretty mixed emotions I loved the short stories I do really enjoy Japanese writing, and I think, for the most part, Hoshino was no different I didn t really like the novellas, though A part of me felt like I wasn t even supposed to like the novellas I don t know I found it really challenging to read sometimes At points, the writing was beautiful and had that particular style of magical realism that I love It was strange, and wonderful, and surreal At other point [...]

    Sae-chan
    I tried to avoid Oe san s writing, but I have to agree with him on Hoshino san s works They resemble Abe Kobo s, albeit they are much readable for me The only problem is that he likes to pour a bucket of cold water at the end of the story As a reader, I liked to linger on that distant enchanting bewitching place a little bit even after the story ends Instead, he yanked me back to reality just before the last words Not a good feeling.And the last story was a bit too much for me I tried so hard [...]

    Ian
    Even for a collection of short stories and novellas, this isn t an easy read Once I mulled over the opaque stories a little and read the translator s essay at the end of the book , I was struck at how amazingly unnerving these stories really are All of them feature characters in a state of transition from one definition of a person to another , and many echo real events that happened in the last 10 years in Japan again, reading the essay really gives a lot of helpful context My favorites were D [...]

    Tara
    The first few stories in this were good and got progressively strange and uncomfortable While I would recommend a few of the short stories from this, I probably wouldn t recommend it as a whole unless you really enjoy strange sort of magical realism stories about sex, sexuality, gender, displacement, and murderous tendencies.

    Eric Hinkle
    Of course, not all my former lovers have been knifefighters It s just that those are the only ones I remember I m stoked to discover these short stories and novellas from a new to me Japanese writer, Tomoyuki Hoshino He has one of the most creative literary minds I ve come across in a long while Each story is quite different from each other, and each one is full of such unique writing, ideas, and plots that it honestly sort of boggled my mind Taking inspiration from Nabokov, Garcia Marquez, Borg [...]

    Sarah Grundy
    One of my new favourites Can t criticise, thought it was incredible.

    Nathaniel Wilder
    I read this at a time when I was essentially living out of a 95 Toyota Corolla and working as a cook at a super market I had a library card for a small community library outside of Asheville, NC and picked this up while I was trying to combat the cold It kept me sane, or possibly the correct amount of insane, for the few days that I went over each line trying to escape my own reality Although the writing jumps between magical and macabre, it was suited to the idea that reading something is a jou [...]

    Aaron (Typographical Era)
    It may have been officially bumped from contention for this year s Best Translated Book Award, but Tomoyuki Hoshino s short story collection We, The Children of Cats is still one of the most puzzling collections of fiction you re likely to come across this year Hoshino has a tremendous gift for creating and skillfully weaving together individual, unrelated pieces of information into powerhouse tales that are overly weird, yet at the same time firmly grounded.His formula goes something like this [...]

    World Literature Today
    In a blog entry, Hoshino wrote, The power of words to break apart the violence of the majority, to vivify the position of the minority, lies not only in the words themselves but also in their context and their emotional core This power surges through each fantasia of failed transformation in this remarkable collection Michael A Morrison, University of OklahomaThis book was reviewed in the May 2013 issue of World Literature Today Read the full review by visiting our site bit 18Jnjzw

    HH
    Though I had a wtf attitude towards most of the stories in this collection, I found The No Father Club moving and relatable Otherwise not my cup of coffee, and I always had a sense of the author trying too hard

    Felix
    Good Paper Woman The No Fathers Club We, the Children of Cats Sand PlanetSomewhat interesting Chino Treason DiaryTotal confusion but probably good A Milonga for the Melted Moon

    Stephen
    Great concepts, but the delivery leaves something wanting.

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