The Paper Door: Other Stories

Shiga Naoya, Author, Shiga Naoya, Author, Lane Dunlap, Translator Farrar Straus Giroux $8.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-86547-419-2
``Sometimes as delicate as haiku, at others samurai-like in their robustness, these 17 stories cry out for a translator with a sensitive ear and a taste for words. But here the plodding prose, the use and reuse of throwaway phrases, the clumsy dialogue contrive to turn each shyly articulated episode into a banal account and obscure the distinctiveness of the voice and setting,'' complained PW. (May)
Reviewed on: 05/01/1990
Release date: 05/01/1990
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Paperback - 192 pages - 978-0-231-12157-6
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