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Takeshi Kaiko (1930–1989)

Teoksen Into a Black Sun tekijä

56+ teosta 242 jäsentä 9 arvostelua

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Tekijän teokset

Into a Black Sun (1968) 61 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Kesän pimeys (1972) 57 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Five thousand runaways (1987) 15 kappaletta
Japanse driestuiversroman (1998) 12 kappaletta
Romanee-Conti 1935 (1998) 10 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
開口閉口 (新潮文庫) (1979) 5 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
フィッシュ・オン (1974) 4 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
日本三文オペラ (1971) 3 kappaletta
珠玉 (1990) 3 kappaletta
人とこの世界 (1990) 3 kappaletta
オーパ! (1981) 3 kappaletta
神とともに行け (1986) 2 kappaletta
食卓は笑う (1986) 2 kappaletta
知的な痴的な教養講座 (1992) 2 kappaletta
食後の花束 (1985) 2 kappaletta
青い月曜日 (1974) 2 kappaletta
パニック・裸の王様 (1960) 2 kappaletta
シブイ 1 kappale
コレクシオン開高健 (1982) 1 kappale
Kesän pimeys 1 kappale
Mbreti lakuriq 1 kappale, 1 arvostelu
最後の晩餐 (光文社文庫) (2006) 1 kappale, 1 arvostelu

Associated Works

The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories (1997) — Avustaja — 231 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Beach : Stories by the Sand and Sea (2000) — Avustaja — 32 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
謎 (日本の名随筆) (1987) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
文芸 1967年9月号 — Avustaja — 1 kappale
書斎 (日本の名随筆 別巻 6) (1991) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
日本の名随筆 (15) (1983) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
日本の名随筆 (9) (1983) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
花の名随筆〈2〉二月の花 (1999) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
ベトナム報道 (講談社文芸文庫) (2012) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset1 kappale
雨の日の釣師のために―釣文学35の傑作 (1991) — Esipuhe; Toimittaja; Avustaja — 1 kappale
文芸 1967年4月号 — Avustaja — 1 kappale
文芸 1967年7月号 — Avustaja — 1 kappale
花の名随筆〈7〉七月の花 — Avustaja — 1 kappale
日本の名随筆 (6) 庭 (1983) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
面影の街をもとめて (日本随筆紀行) (1986) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
海 1969年06月 発刊記念号 — Avustaja — 1 kappale
日本の名随筆 2 鳥 (1983) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
花の名随筆〈10〉十月の花 — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Subaru April-extra 1988 (1988) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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BibliotekaFeniks | Jan 8, 2021 |
1968. Dos antiguos amantes se reencuentran fuera de Japón, su país de origen, diez años después de haber puesto fin a su relación, y juntos viajan a Alemania en lo que no se sabe si es un paréntesis en sus respectivas derivas existenciales o una manera de retomar los vínculos perdidos y encontrar alguna clave que les desvele algo de sí mismos y del pasado compartido.

Él, reportero-escritor que ha sido testigo del caos y la guerra en el extranjero, es una suerte de Oblómov, de Hombre que Duerme, entregado a la indolencia, el inmovilismo y el placer. Lleva una vida letárgica, brumosa; los días se suceden en una espera sin objeto, conformando un paisaje confuso y gris, en el que va apagándose con indiferencia.

Ella, después de un largo periplo que la ha llevado a trabajar como mecanógrafa, vender cigarros en un cabaret, rechazar una propuesta matrimonial de un joven físico nuclear inglés y superar un romance con un lingu?ista americano de origen germano, está a punto de obtener su doctorado en una prestigiosa universidad alemana y emprender así su sueño de desarrollar una carrera académica en Occidente, lejos de los sinsabores y el desprecio que vivió en Japón.

Y en ese punto del camino vuelven a verse, diez años más viejos: desorientados, desarraigados, desamparados. Durante un caluroso verano de sexo y tinieblas vitales –ella tratando de reconciliarse con la cultura del país natal, del que salió huyendo; él, atravesado por el desasosiego y la entropía, viéndose reducido a una masa casi inerte de sensaciones embotadas–, intentarán reconfigurar su relación y no naufragar definitivamente, buscando algún sentido que los ancle en un mundo convulso, vertiginoso, incomprensible.
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bibliotecayamaguchi | 1 muu arvostelu | Nov 13, 2017 |
Into a Black Sun, is a somewhat fictionalized account of a Japanese reporters time in Saigon and as a frontline reporter in 1964. There's no real point of view, the Vietnam War is just something that is happing and the reporter is merely experiencing in his limited capacity. There are no judgments about the rights and wrongs of the war or any of its actors. Its just an account of the South Vietnamese and their American counterparts waging a largely apathetic war for reasons that are lost on the general population.

The book was most interesting when discussing the war with the soldiers and the officers, even the discussions with other journalists about the direction of the war was insightful. But for me the second half dragged when the narrator started discussing his everyday life of drinking, eating, sleeping, and screwing in Saigon. It was all just a wash. Maybe that was the point. I really can't tell if this novel ever really had a point, other then to relate a totally neutral view of a pointless war.
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stretch | 1 muu arvostelu | May 31, 2017 |
I've always enjoyed reading war books but haven't read one in a while and I loved the idea of reading about the Vietnam War again especially from such an interesting perspective. I've read quite a bit from the American perspective having read Tim O'Brien's novels (which I really enjoyed) but this was new as it is written by a Japanese correspondent, a country neutral to the war.

Kaiko writes about his time as a correspondent from 1964 to 1965 where he worked both on the front line and away, in Saigon. The book seems to be labeled as historical fiction but with his experiences leading the story. I really enjoyed the neutrality of the book; there was no real perspective on whether the war was good or bad, necessary or not, and was really just Kaiko's observations on the world around him and how the war affects his companions.

In one instance he is asked about the Japanese opinion of the war in which he does share at how they find the war to be unfair due to the difference in power on the two fronts. But as a whole Kaiko is very careful to not insert his opinion as is demanded from a correspondent.

In whole a great book, incredibly well-written and really engaging. My leaving off a start comes from the fact that I wish he had spoken about his time when he was detained from the Viet Cong, a fact that was given in his biography.
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lilisin | 1 muu arvostelu | Feb 11, 2014 |

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