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Lang Matl
Author Yoshimoto, Banana, 1964-

Uniform Title Kitchin. English
Title Kitchen / Banana Yoshimoto ; translated from the Japanese by Megan Backus.

Imprint London : Faber and Faber, 1993.


Location Call No. Status
 CCQ - Lusail Male Library  PL865.O7138 K5813 1993    Available
Description 150 p. ; 19 cm.
Contents Kitchen -- Moonlight shadow.
Note Translation of: Kitchin.
"Moolight shadow"--P. [107]-152.
Summary When Banana Yoshimoto's Kitchen was first published in Japan in 1988, "Banana-mania" seized the country. Kitchen won two of Japan's most prestigious literary prizes, climbed its way to the top of the best-seller list, then remained there for over a year and sold millions of copies. With the appearance of the critically acclaimed Tugumi (1989) and NP (1991), the Japanese literary world realized that in Banana Yoshimoto it was confronted not with a passing fluke but with a full-fledged phenomenon: a young writer of great talent and great passion whose work has quickly earned a place among the best of twentieth-century Japanese literature. Banana Yoshimoto's Kitchen is an enchantingly original and deeply affecting book that juxtaposes two tales about mothers, transsexuality, kitchens, love, tragedy, and the terms they all come to in the minds of a pair of free-spirited young women in contemporary Japan. Told in a whimsical style that recalls the early Marguerite Duras, "Kitchen" and its companion story, "Moonlight Shadow," are elegant tales whose seeming simplicity is the ruse of a masterful storyteller. They are the work of a very special new writer whose voice echoes in the mind and the soul.
Subject Women -- Fiction.
Kitchens -- Fiction.
Japan -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
Short stories.
Added Author Backus, Megan.
Yoshimoto, Banana, 1964- Mūnraito shadō. English.
ISBN 0802115160
9780802142443 (pbk.)
0802142443 (pbk.)