Cos stato, se vi pareNon il tema dell a illecito, neppure il tema dell a coniugale e filiale tradito, e neppure la lieve penna di Yasushi Inoue o Inoue Yasushi, o la particolare struttura di questo breve romanzo mi hanno colpito come quanto la sensibilit e l interesse dell autore nel trattare il tema della dicotomia tra ci che si ritiene siano o pensino o sappiano gli altri e ci che in realt ma con molta approssimazione sono, pensano e sanno, e lo sbigottimento che consegue alla rivelazione quando avviene dello stato delle cose Ci si domanda come sia possibile non aver mai considerato le circostanze da un altro punto di vista, peccando quindi di ingenuit o di narcisismo Tale sbigottimento l avevo gi provato questa volta io, e non il personaggio del racconto leggendo la seconda parte di La donna giusta di S ndor M rai. Capolavoro Quale sar il serpente che ognuno degli uomini si porta dentro Egoismo, gelosia, fatalit Forse una specie di karma che ingoia tutto ci e che la nostra forza non ci basta a mutareun intreccio amoroso, aggrovigliato e crudele, il legame che avvince i destini dei protagonisti di questo piccolo, intenso romanzo un uomo e tre donne, in reciproca relazione di affetti e consuetudini quotidiane Sarebbe tuttavia estremamente riduttivo affermare che sia l a l unico tema del racconto, perch in esso, a ben guardare, racchiusa una sorta di distillato della natura umana, indagata in particolare nel suo modo di manifestarsi nei rapporti interpersonali Matrimonio, adulterio, amicizia, a filiale nulla come appare e nella tensione sinuosa di una prosa vivida ed essenziale come il linguaggio poetico, poco a poco si svelano sospetti, equivoci e segreti presente in ciascuno di noi una zona oscura celata al mondo intero e insidiosa come un infido serpente spesso ignota perfino a noi stessi, che erompe inattesa e imprevedibile quando scatta la molla del destino e ci si trova a fare i conti con la necessit di scegliere E allora tutti i principi, i progetti e i propositi che avevamo fatto nostri con il buonsenso e la razionalit crollano miserevolmente, per cedere il passo a una istintivit che non disdegna neppure la menzogna, l inganno e il rifiuto nei confronti di chi ci ama e di tutto ci che credevamo ci fosse pi caro e talora della vita stessa C anche in ciascuno di noi una misteriosa vocazione alla solitudine, sub ta o voluta una istintiva crudelt sanguinaria, dolorosa per noi stessi e al contempo incurante delle ferite che pu infliggere ad altri un fucile da caccia che ci preme perennemente al fianco,scavando nel nostro spirito solitario, nella nostra carne solitaria , mentre procediamo in cerca di prede nella desolazione delbianco alveo di un fiume.Un libro straordinario, che mi particolarmente caro.Un gioiello di perfezione stilistica e strutturale Un piccolo grande capolavoro, da leggere e rileggere, perch ad ogni rilettura dischiude nuove interpretazioni del significante, inducendo a riflessioni volte anche ad una pi profonda conoscenza di s stessi. I don t know how to read I m going to sign up for hooked on phonics after I write this review My mind was in the gutter like I lost to Jesus Quintana and his purple balls in a bowling match we have dates on wednesdays and saturdays now My first reading today I m not a freak This story is only 74 pages the relationship was between a son and his mother In my defense, kind jury I really like those shoes They match your understanding eyes , extramarital affairs aren t that shocking, are they It SHOULDN T have been considering how many are like shadows of a table that s always there in the corner The table might knock into some shins on the way out but it s still kinda facts of life always there It isn t anyone here s first time into the table Don t be so hard on Mariel, Mariel The Hunting Gun is kinda great and giving a shit about the affairs is going back to the abcs and birds and the bees It should have been incest The sin, sin, sin was overshadowing the points that splinter and all the kings men can t kiss the boo boo away Soooo close to a treasure hey, I did read it twice in one day So what if the hypocrisy of the drama of the sin was distracting Something else was there under the should bes and spelling bees of what people want defined The fault is not mine I know how to sound out the meanings between the lines, if you catch my phonetical hook It s knowing what is real that gets me The rifle is pointed at me now Fire Duck Go on without me TellYasushi InoueIlikehim Take this last goodreads review home.dies It s feeling the desire I guess that s a reason to get out of bed in the morning desire to feel the real you with other people that you feel when you re alone It s pretty special that this little book had that ache to get to feel yourself when you re alone with yourself I had that when reading this What s the kind of loneliness you can t warm your fingers by the fire The feeling of being me with someone else What do I want I think it s important to me to feel me with me and at least a hope of feeling me with someone else The Hunting Gun the poem within the book is a poem of poetic justice The kind that wants to take the place of who it wonders about Walk with me, shoot me and I ll shoot you The hunter the poet wondered about writes to him to stand as a bulls eye target Between the eyes kind of being seen Josuke sends his three letters from three different women The him that is himself and not himself with other people I liked that the poet looked to Josuke s handwriting for his impression of him, like how handwriting can be a clue It d be interesting to study that like it s another kind of body language It s a shame that typing has hidden that behind too much clothes, or lipstick painting a frown upside down I liked that he watched his big back for what he might be Looking for clues is taking action The trying to understand is when you get to feel yourself when you re not alone Seeing yourself in someone else s eyes and you weren t there in the memory because you don t recognize you If you had a gun you might shoot that outside you That s not me Or is that a time travel worst case scenario I stepped on a snake in 1944 and now everyone is a snake in 2011 Shoko is the daughter of Josuke s lover I had thought she was his sister because she s the kind of girl that would adopt the baby or sister role with whomever she was with Their secret was not hers, should not have been hers, and she stole it by snooping through her mother s diary Why did she write Josuke a get out of my life letter other than to make something belong to her I did like this part of her letter I had the impression that mother s own time had been moving through the house the moment I had left it to go to school I felt that if I went in, mother would be embarrassed, and her face would become sad It was telling that she thought the feeling a bad omen, not that her mother should turn without her It s a cruel feeling to not be one s own.Midori, the wife, keeps flowers pinned and arranged Her letters are a he loves me not convincing variety of what can look almost real in some light or another Her rut is trapped in waiting for someone else to make the move, until she makes a move of a step away It s not a moving move that means anything to leave What she would see in the back shape and hand writing on the wall would be something to fit what she wanted to see How lonely The tragedy is living a deliberate lie for the sake of other liars I didn t care about the LOVE because it wasn t love Is it better to love or be loved The loved, not a lover, is Saiko She cannot believe in the true self that is loving If that s the case how could she have been happy believing that she was loved Her husband had cheated on her and she could not get over it to forgive him or have anything that didn t bear the taint of that failure of her should bes It was an incest feeling, that having children so someone will love you Is confessing a fear once unshared not being yourself Are you not yourself unless you re asleep and your unconcious is free to roam around and visit other parts that only come out at night to play I must be myself a lot because I m a day dreamer and a nightmarer Saiko didn t feel she was being herself until before her death in that last letter she wrote to Josuke It must have been lonely for Josuke to be so unseen and uncredited seer I love this book because he s unseen by the position of holding his own gun He was supposed to aim and fire When wanting to be seen by the poet it is not his own words he sends but those of the women Aim and fire How is he going to be less lonely when he must want to find some kind of himself to feel in their company I thought The Hunting Gun was special for making me feel it is important that somebody take a second look at Josuke and not know what they are going to see before they look What do you expect to see before you look at yourself Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiire I hope I know how to read I thought it was special for making me feel me because I wanted to look at them. Ci sono libri che leggo rapitoCi sono libri che leggo annoiatoE ci sono libri, come questo, che mi leggono.E mi lasciano dentrouna voglia di pioggia. A little gem of a book Intimate and beautifully written. This short little book was very Zen slow, clear and deliberate The language is simple, but powerful It s a family drama, described after it s all over, in letter form Most of all it s a character study It keeps your attention easily, and yet it s so quiet and unassuming In the frame narrative, a poet who had a hunting themed poem published, are contacted by a man he does not know, who was deeply moved by the poem He claims the poem describes him to a tee, and that the poet must have known about his situation Then he sends three letters he has received from different female family members, and so we get to see their family from three different viewpoints.Yes, there are strong emotions and secrets revealed, and there is anger, but most of all it is slow and contemplative To write quietly about strong emotions can create a lot of distance, but that was not my experience this time The lack of strong, flowery language brings us closer, not further away And it s wonderful when you find a book that is so powerful and so comfortable to read at the same time. . Misugi il Freisch tzQuesto romanzo breve mi ha ricordato sia come struttura sia come atmosfere l ouverture dell operaDer Freisch tz, Il franco cacciatore, di Carl Maria von Weber il corno, da sempre associato alla caccia e alla natura, ad aprire l opera di Weber e il suo crescendo crea un senso di fusione con la natura misteriosa di boschi e fiumi.Cos il cacciatore, come figura solitaria e di impenetrabile comprensione, apre il romanzo di Yasushi Lo scrittore racconta di aver pubblicato una poesia su una rivista specializzata e di aver ricevuto, in seguito, una lettera di un uomo, un certo Misugi che si riconosciuto nella lirica lui il cacciatore descritto A questo punto iniziamo a leggere le parole di Misugi, ed il corno, il cacciatore, a creare la storia, a segnare la melodia, a prendere spazio, a non essere pi solo timbro di una sinfonia.Ad esso seguiranno le altre voci, nell ouverture saranno i clarinetti e poi i violoncelli, nel romanzo saranno le lettere di tre donne che Misugi ha conosciuto ed amato Ognuna ci racconter la storia da un punto di vista diverso Ognuna avr la sua melodia e gli archi saranno solo l accompagnamento Potrei parlare di sentimenti, di tradimento, di solitudine, di rancore, di incapacit di amare, ma preferisco parlare di musica Questo romanzo ha un pedale figurato che accompagna tutto il racconto apre e chiude il romanzo in un mondo evocativo, di suggestioni, di silenzi, di fiumi con alvei deserti e bianchi, di foreste al chiaro di luna, di cacciatori che si avviano su sentieri dentro boschi senza prede I suoni, le parole, sono usati per il loro valore allusivo per ricreare un luogo archetipico in cui se non c comprensione si cacciatori solitari, nella condizione umana pi antica.Ed essendo un romanzo breve, poteva essere solo un ouverture. A Tragedy In Three Letters The Masterpiece Of One Of Japan S Greatest WritersA Lover, Her Daughter And The Abandoned Wife Three Letters By Three Women Tell The Story Of A Love Affair S Tragic Consequences First Shoko, Who Finds Out About The Infidelity Through Reading Her Mother S Diary Then Midori, The Wife Who Has Always Known But Never Told And Finally The Beautiful Saiko, The Woman Who Has Betrayed Her Best Friend Yasushi Inoue S Poised, Unsentimental Novella Is A Powerful Tale With Universal Resonance Written From Three Different Points Of View, The Story Explores The Impact Of Forbidden Passion Love, Death, Truth And Loneliness Are All Intertwined In This Masterpiece From One Of Japan S Greatest Writers Wat een prachtige novelle, net een lang prozagedicht Ik bleef almaar denken wat een prachtige zin om te citeren En aan het einde, dat ik in de bus las, moest ik zo zuchten omdat ik het mooi vond dat de buschauffeur me vroeg of alles wel in orde was.
Yasushi Inoue was a Japanese writer whose range of genres included poetry, essays, short fiction, and novels Inoue is famous for his serious historical fiction of ancient Japan and the Asian continent, including Wind and Waves, Tun huang, and Confucius, but his work also included semi autobiographical novels and short fiction of great humor, pathos, and wisdom like Shirobamba and Asunaro Mo
- 112 pages
- 猟銃 [Ryōjū]
- Yasushi Inoue
- 13 January 2019 Yasushi Inoue