The Guest Cat

The Guest Cat
Author : Takashi Hiraide
Publisher : New Directions Publishing
Total Pages : 144
Release : 2014-01-28
ISBN 10 : 9780811221511
ISBN 13 : 0811221512
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Guest Cat Book Description:

A wonderful sui generis novel about a visiting cat who brings joy into a couple’s life in Tokyo A bestseller in France and winner of Japan’s Kiyama Shohei Literary Award, The Guest Cat, by the acclaimed poet Takashi Hiraide, is a subtly moving and exceptionally beautiful novel about the transient nature of life and idiosyncratic but deeply felt ways of living. A couple in their thirties live in a small rented cottage in a quiet part of Tokyo; they work at home, freelance copy-editing; they no longer have very much to say to one another. But one day a cat invites itself into their small kitchen. It leaves, but the next day comes again, and then again and again. Soon they are buying treats for the cat and enjoying talks about the animal and all its little ways. Life suddenly seems to have more promise for the husband and wife — the days have more light and color. The novel brims with new small joys and many moments of staggering poetic beauty, but then something happens…. As Kenzaburo Oe has remarked, Takashi Hiraide’s work "really shines." His poetry, which is remarkably cross-hatched with beauty, has been acclaimed here for "its seemingly endless string of shape-shifting objects and experiences,whose splintering effect is enacted via a unique combination of speed and minutiae."

If Cats Disappeared From The World

If Cats Disappeared From The World
Author : Genki Kawamura
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Total Pages :
Release : 2018-09-20
ISBN 10 : 9781509889181
ISBN 13 : 1509889183
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If Cats Disappeared From The World Book Description:

A beautifully moving tale of loss and reaching out to the ones we love, of one man’s journey to discover what really matters in modern life. Our narrator’s days are numbered. Estranged from his family, living alone with only his cat Cabbage for company, he was unprepared for the doctor’s diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can set about tackling his bucket list, the Devil appears with a special offer: in exchange for making one thing in the world disappear, he can have one extra day of life. And so begins a very bizarre week . . . Because how do you decide what makes life worth living? How do you separate out what you can do without from what you hold dear? In dealing with the Devil our narrator will take himself – and his beloved cat – to the brink. Genki Kawamura's If Cats Disappeared from the World is a story of loss and reconciliation, of one man’s journey to discover what really matters in modern life. This beautiful tale is translated from the Japanese by Eric Selland, who also translated The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide. Fans of The Guest Cat and The Travelling Cat Chronicles will also surely love If Cats Disappeared from the World.

Author : 平出隆
Publisher : New Directions Publishing
Total Pages : 144
Release : 2008
ISBN 10 : 0811217485
ISBN 13 : 9780811217484
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book Description:

Winner of a PEN Translation Fund Award: A lyrical, supercharged, dizzying collection in a unique bilingual format: like two halves of the walnut, the English text meets the Japanese half-way

The Late Career Novelist

The Late Career Novelist
Author : Hywel Dix
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2017-08-10
ISBN 10 : 9781350030084
ISBN 13 : 1350030082
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Late Career Novelist Book Description:

The first scholarly study of the phenomenon of the 'late-career novel', this book explores the ways in which bestselling contemporary novelists look back and respond to their earlier successes in their subsequent writings. Exploring the work of major novelists such as Angela Carter, V.S. Naipaul, Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, Julian Barnes, A.S. Byatt and Graham Swift, The Late-Career Novelist draws for the first time on social psychology and career construction theory to examine how the dynamics of a literary career play out in the fictional worlds of our best-known novelists. From here, Hywel Dix develops and argues for a new mode of reading contemporary writing on the contexts of current literary culture.

The Best Little Cat House in Maryland

The Best Little Cat House in Maryland
Author : Bob And Kathy Rude
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2009-09
ISBN 10 : 9781449008840
ISBN 13 : 1449008844
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best Little Cat House in Maryland Book Description:

It was the pathetic mews of a hungry mother cat, scrounging in a dumpster to feed her kittens that first caught Bob and Kathy Rude's attention. They found the hungry cat and several more hungry felines while helping out at the family restaurant one summer. The chance meeting between the hungry strays and two government computer programmers led to the creation of Rude Ranch Animal Rescue, one of the United States' hardest working No-Kill Animal Sanctuaries. Read on to meet these original Rude Cats and find what can go right and wrong when you try to help a few stray animals and inadvertently start an animal sanctuary.

Object States

Object States
Author : Eric Selland
Publisher :
Total Pages : 84
Release : 2018-05-29
ISBN 10 : 0988389118
ISBN 13 : 9780988389113
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Object States Book Description:

New poetry by poet and translator (English/Japanese) Eric Selland

Postcards to Donald Evans

Postcards to Donald Evans
Author : Takashi Hiraide
Publisher : Tibor De Nagy
Total Pages : 169
Release : 2003
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105110906596
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postcards to Donald Evans Book Description:

Art/Poetry Taksahi Hiriade is one of the leading poets of Japan's post-war generation, travelling extensively, including three months as a poet-in-residence at the University of Iowa International Writing Program. POSTCARDS TO DONALD EVANS chronicles Hiriade's travels through places as varied as Iowa, , to Seattle, Tokyo, and Amsterdam. He currently lives in Tokyo.

Self Help to Raintree English Class 8

Self Help to Raintree English Class 8
Author : Reena Sidhu
Publisher : Ravinder Singh and sons
Total Pages : 247
Release :
ISBN 10 : 9789388395335
ISBN 13 : 9388395336
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self Help to Raintree English Class 8 Book Description:

Solutions of OrientBlackswan Raintree English class 8 It includes solutions of Coursebook, Workbook and Literature Reader.

Freeman s Fables

Freeman   s Fables
Author : Lee Keith Freeman
Publisher : Lee Keith Freeman
Total Pages : 280
Release : 2020-08-16
ISBN 10 : 9798672228891
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freeman s Fables Book Description:

This collection of stories is for all ages, encompassing various times and places. The author has set in place a challenge to see if you know who, from within the stories, is actually the creator and storyteller. The reader is then encouraged to email the answer to the author. Come, let me weave for you a web of wisdom, morals, fables, and other sundry, cautionary tales, where every character has their own story within this veritable jackanory. Within is testament of tales; short tales, tall tales and those somewhere in-between, weaved with the wisdom diffused from petty crimes, witty rhymes, folklore and dreams, into a rhapsody of writing for the reader to relish. The characters tell tales that all ages will understand, about attitudes, behaviours and love for your neighbours; what’s wrong and right and will give you insight into messages passed down since the inception of time, as well as those that are hidden between the lines. This menagerie of morals are infused with light-hearted anecdotes, quips and quick witted wits, being easy on the eye and can be read in quiet, or aloud, with the most eloquent of lips. And all I ask, dear reader, if you are able, Is to tell me who is the overall teller of these tales and fables? If you think you know who is the teller of these tales, Tell me, please, dear reader via email.

The Cat Who Saved Books

The Cat Who Saved Books
Author : Sosuke Natsukawa
Publisher : HarperCollins
Total Pages : 208
Release : 2021-12-07
ISBN 10 : 9780063095748
ISBN 13 : 0063095742
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cat Who Saved Books Book Description:

"Cats, books, young love, and adventure: catnip for a variety of readers!" –Kirkus “Bibliophiles will dote on this charming import from Japan, smoothly translated by Louise Heal Kawai." – Library Journal From the #1 bestselling author in Japan comes a celebration of books, cats, and the people who love them, infused with the heartwarming spirit of The Guest Cat and The Travelling Cat Chronicles. Bookish high school student Rintaro Natsuki is about to close the secondhand bookstore he inherited from his beloved bookworm grandfather. Then, a talking cat appears with an unusual request. The feline asks for—or rather, demands—the teenager’s help in saving books with him. The world is full of lonely books left unread and unloved, and the cat and Rintaro must liberate them from their neglectful owners. Their mission sends this odd couple on an amazing journey, where they enter different mazes to set books free. Through their travels, the cat and Rintaro meet a man who leaves his books to perish on a bookshelf, an unwitting book torturer who cuts the pages of books into snippets to help people speed read, and a publishing drone who only wants to create bestsellers. Their adventures culminate in one final, unforgettable challenge—the last maze that awaits leads Rintaro down a realm only the bravest dare enter . . . An enthralling tale of books, first love, fantasy, and an unusual friendship with a talking cat, The Cat Who Saved Books is a story for those for whom books are so much more than words on paper. Translated from the Japanese by Louise Heal Kawai.