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Winter Sleep [Paperback]

By Kenzo Kitakata & Mark Schilling (Translator)
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Item description for Winter Sleep by Kenzo Kitakata & Mark Schilling...

The legendary Japanese master's Winter Sleep take you into the hardboiled world of art -- where ex-cons are philosophers, young lovers are combustible, and aesthetics is life. An artist's quest for growth from one of the world's greatest stylists.

Nakagi, an ex-con painter who has sequestered hismself in a mountain cabin, is trying to elevate his art. The only thing breakin his solitude are the visits of two women: an art dealer who wants him to produce the sort of paintings that she would like to buy from him, and a young aspiring, and soulful apprentice. When Nakagi welcomes an escaped felon into the emotionally fraught fold, and begins to teach him to pain well. Winter Sleep awakens to a literally incendiary climax.
“The spirit of James M. Cain's novels hovers over Winter Sleep, a bleak but compelling slice of deadpan noir.” The Seattle Times“(Winter Sleep) gives new meaning to the term ‘splatter'.” — Agony Column“Kitakata manages his nihilistic climax with consummate's absolutely compelling to read.” The Japan Times“Kitakata…[is] part Spillane, part Dostoevsky, but always hard-boiled.” —
Kenzo Kitakata is the undisputed don of hardboiled and mystery writing in Japan. Immensly popular wiht mature readers both male and female, his works have won numerous literary awards.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   282
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2005
Publisher   Vertical
ISBN  1932234136  
ISBN13  9781932234138  

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More About Kenzo Kitakata & Mark Schilling

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Mark Schilling set off for Japan in 1975 to immerse himself in the culture, learn the language, and haunt the theaters. He has been there ever since. In 1989 he became a regular film reviewer for the "Japan Times," and has written on Japanese film for a variety of other publications, including "Screen International," the Japan edition of "Premier," the Asian edition of "Newsweek," "Asian Wall Street Journal," "Japan Quarterly," "Winds," "Cinemaya," and "Kinema Jumpo,"

Mark Schilling was born in 1949.

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1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Contemporary
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Inside Someone Else's Head  Apr 21, 2005
I was fascinated with this book, as I was with ASHES. Each took me into the life and thoughts of someone I would never expect to identify with, and I was completely absorbed. I appreciated sharing the most mundane moments in first person with the principal character, as well as his high and low moments. In a way that Takeshi Kitano did with his early gangster films, I felt that I had been given an important insight into what it could really be like to be an artist.

The characters were very interesting and complex, each with a mysterious history, and their interactions were highly unexpected right to the end. The plot moved forward in a logical manner, and the ending was satisfying, something I can't say for many Japanese novels I have read.

Kitaka seems to be known as a crime writer, but crime didn't seem to be the main emphasis here. A good book!


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