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Banana Yoshimoto

Forfatter af Kitchen : roman

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Banana Yoshimoto, 1964 - Novelist Banana Yoshimoto was born Mahoko Yoshimoto on July 24, 1964 in Tokyo, Japan. She is the daughter of poet and commentator Yoshimoto Ryumei, who had an impact on the radical student movement of the late 1960's. She attended Tokyo's Nihon University, where she studied vis mere creative writing and won a faculty award for her 1987 graduation novel "Moonlight Shadow." While working as a waitress, she took moments out of her day to write a novel and, at the age of 24, the result was "Kitchen" (1988), which is the story of a lonely woman who moves her bed into the kitchen, finding comfort in the humming of the refrigerator. She also wrote "Pineapple Pudding" and "Fruit Basket," which were both bestsellers. Her novel "Lizard" was dedicated to the memory of the late rocker Kurt Cobain and the novel "Long Night of Marika/Bali Dream Diary" (1996) was considered a flop. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Banana Yoshimoto

Kitchen : roman (1988) 4,684 eksemplarer
NP (1990) 1,330 eksemplarer
Asleep (1989) 1,231 eksemplarer
Goodbye Tsugumi (2002) 1,183 eksemplarer
Lizard (1995) 1,080 eksemplarer
Amrita (1994) 972 eksemplarer
Hardboiled and Hard Luck (2001) 635 eksemplarer
The Lake (2005) 516 eksemplarer
Moshi Moshi (2010) 222 eksemplarer
Sly (1996) 127 eksemplarer
L'abito di piume (2005) 115 eksemplarer
Presagio triste (1988) 108 eksemplarer
Il corpo sa tutto (2002) 98 eksemplarer
L'ultima amante di Hachiko (1998) 96 eksemplarer
Dead-End Memories: Stories (2022) 94 eksemplarer
Honeymoon (1997) 92 eksemplarer
Ricordi di un vicolo cieco (2003) 78 eksemplarer
Arcobaleno (2003) 77 eksemplarer
Il coperchio del mare (2007) 68 eksemplarer
La piccola ombra (2001) 60 eksemplarer
The Premonition: A Novel (2023) 51 eksemplarer
Chie-Chan E Io (Italian Edition) (2007) 46 eksemplarer
Delfini (2006) 46 eksemplarer
Un viaggio chiamato vita (2006) 40 eksemplarer
High & Dry. Primo amore (2004) 36 eksemplarer
A proposito di lei (2002) 28 eksemplarer
Il giardino segreto. Il regno: 3 (2005) 23 eksemplarer
Argentine Hag (2002) 22 eksemplarer
Moonlight Shadow (1986) 18 eksemplarer
Lebensgeister (2011) 17 eksemplarer
Andromeda Heights (2014) 14 eksemplarer
アムリタ〈上〉 (1994) 12 eksemplarer
アムリタ〈下〉 (1994) 12 eksemplarer
Il dolce domani (2020) 10 eksemplarer
Su un letto di fiori (2021) 9 eksemplarer
Le sorelle Donguri (2018) 9 eksemplarer
Le strane storie di Fukiage (2022) 8 eksemplarer
Another world: il Regno 4 (2017) 7 eksemplarer
ひな菊の人生 (2000) 6 eksemplarer
La casa dei fantasmi (2014) 4 eksemplarer
パイナップルヘッド (1995) 4 eksemplarer
Banana Yoshimoto 4 eksemplarer
パイナップリン (1992) 4 eksemplarer
Newlywed (2005) 4 eksemplarer
Another world. Il regno (Vol. 4) (2019) 3 eksemplarer
Kuhinja (Serbian Edition) (2015) 3 eksemplarer
花のベッドでひるねして (2013) 2 eksemplarer
日々のこと (幻冬舎文庫) (1997) 2 eksemplarer
哀しい予感 (1988) 2 eksemplarer
La voce del cuore 2 eksemplarer
Viaggiatori nella notte (2013) 2 eksemplarer
夢について (1994) 1 eksemplar
האגם (2013) 1 eksemplar
Hard Luck 1 eksemplar
中吊り小説 (新潮文庫) (1994) 1 eksemplar
B Kyū Banana 1 eksemplar
すばらしい日々 (2013) 1 eksemplar
HH 1 eksemplar
Anna Thalbach liest Yoshimoto (2006) 1 eksemplar
Moshi Moshi (2017) 1 eksemplar
Eldhús 1 eksemplar
どんぐり姉妹 (2010) 1 eksemplar
1994 1 eksemplar
Hồ 1 eksemplar
Vĩnh biệt Tugumi 1 eksemplar
Thằn Lằn 1 eksemplar
Say ngủ 1 eksemplar
Sueño profundo 1 eksemplar
Un sogno gentile 1 eksemplar
ひとかげ (2006) 1 eksemplar
Ein seltsamer Ort 1 eksemplar
まぼろしハワイ (2007) 1 eksemplar
イルカ (文春文庫) (2008) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories (2018) — Bidragyder — 328 eksemplarer
The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories (1997) — Bidragyder — 225 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of International Women's Stories (1996) — Bidragyder — 112 eksemplarer
The Book of Tokyo: A City in Short Fiction (Reading the City) (2015) — Bidragyder — 86 eksemplarer
New Japanese Voices: The Best Contemporary Fiction from Japan (1991) — Bidragyder — 48 eksemplarer

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Im Zentrum des Romans stehen junge Menschen voller Lebenshunger und Sehnsucht nach Liebe. N.P. hat die Spannung eines Thrillers, aber die subtile Beunruhigung, die der bizarren, doch taghellen Logik des Unbewußten entspringt. Noch meisterhafter als in Kitchen gelingt es der jungen Autorin, die Verstrickungen von Jugendlichen in erotische Leidenschaften, ihre sexuelle Unruhe zu schildern. (amazon)
Hoppetosse1 | 26 andre anmeldelser | Nov 21, 2023 |
I ended this book and just said "What?" out loud. The book suddenly switches with no warning into the format of a romance story except with all of the bits which might explain their connection and why they care about each other cut out.

Somehow despite the book being first person I never really developed much of an idea about the main character, except that she's in grief, sort of. The romance interest I have absolutely no clue. He likes her cooking? Even she admits she doesn't really understand him at all.

The most developed character is Eriko, a trans woman who runs a gay club. She insists on taking the main character (Mikage) in at the start of the novel when Mikage's grandmother dies for some vague reason. She mostly gets she pronouns but thankfully the author semi-regularly inserts reminders she's a man so you don't get confused. It's weird cause otherwise it feels like a decent portrayal for 1988 but it's like the author couldn't just leave it be. It's frustrating.
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tombomp | 122 andre anmeldelser | Oct 31, 2023 |
Wonderful atmospheric
Great prep read for a trip to Tokyo.
kakadoo202 | 8 andre anmeldelser | Oct 28, 2023 |
Two short but powerful novellas whose lines are worth savoring slowly. Both are about coming to terms with grief through the power of kindness and love. Miyage and Yuichi are dealing with their respective losses. It is only when they channeled their grief into care and love for each other that the world became a bearable place to live in.
siok | 122 andre anmeldelser | Oct 14, 2023 |



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