The garden is flowering,
the bees are happy,
the birds are digging grubs in the compost bin,
and it's time to cook banana bread!
She will not be read lazily. She assumes intelligence and expects you to work, to pace along with her. Her writing turns you into a better reader. There is no temptation to skim: its texture is too rich, too worldly, too surprising...
|Dolce Bellezza is hosting the 10th Japanese Literature Challenge, 2016|
Yoko Ogawa is the author of The Diving Pool, The Housekeeper and the Professor, and Hotel Iris. Her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, A Public Space, and Zoetrope. Since 1988 she has published more than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction, and has won every major Japanese literary award. Her novel The Housekeeper and the Professor has been adapted into a film, The Professor’s Beloved Equation. She lives in Ashiya, Japan, with her husband and son. [MacMillan]Here's my review from the Japanese Literature Challenge 8, when I read works from these two authors.
|This little monk is always with me in the garden|
|it might be the end of winter, but there's a feel of spring in the air|
|I never tire of admiring the symetry & hues of Kale|
|Nasturtiums share the joy of crisp fresh days|
|potted garlic shares the winter sun with me...|
|varieties of lettuce bring a variety of colours to the scene|
|And red spinach stems stand out|
|my bathtub of sweet potatoes|
|Grapefruit for morning joy!|
Rappeneau’s Lovers like Us, showcases the dream couple of Catherine Deneuve and Yves Montand amidst the exotic backdrop of Venezuela
Viva Maria! is a full blown spectacle – farcical, eccentric and undeniably sexy. The femmes encounter combats, love affairs, and other nonsense on this revolutionary ride.
Breathless was Jean-Luc Godard’s first feature, boldly heralding the arrival of French New Wave (La Nouvelle Vague) in 1960. Cool, raw and existential, this black and white masterwork captures the sheer joie de vivre of young love in a style unparalleled at its time.
Rosalie is the story of Cesar, Rosalie… and David aussi. This love triangle will leave you reflecting on the intricacies of love, freedom and friendship.