Search Results: "Minae Mizumura"


BOOK REVIEW

INHERITANCE FROM MOTHER by Minae Mizumura
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"A long, minute, subtle consideration of aging, loyalty, and the bonds of love grounded in the material details of Japanese culture but resonating far beyond."
In a novel of female endurance and obligation, Mitsuki, the "semi-neglected daughter" of the Katsura family, must not only bear the lion's share of caring for her elderly parents, but must also steel herself for the failure of her marriage. Read full book review >

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A TRUE NOVEL by Minae Mizumura
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Whatever its inspirations, and whatever use it makes of them, Mizumura's book is an elegant construction, fully creating and inhabiting its fictional—its truly fictional—world."
A smart, literate reimagining of Wuthering Heights, moved from the Yorkshire moors to seagirt Honshu, Japan, by way of Long Island. Read full book review >

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THE FALL OF LANGUAGE IN THE AGE OF ENGLISH by Minae Mizumura
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A best-seller in Japan, Mizumura's essay is likely to find only a narrow audience here, but that does not diminish its urgency in the least."
Are these the last days of writers writing in Finnish, Catalan, Japanese and other languages? This slender book finds reason to worry that with English as the "universal language," national literatures will disappear. Read full book review >