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The Funeral of a Giraffe: Seven Stories : Seven Stories - Kyoko Iriye Selden

The Funeral of a Giraffe: Seven Stories

Seven Stories

Paperback Published: 29th December 1999
ISBN: 9780765604422
Number Of Pages: 160

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This is a translation of Dobutsu no sorei, a collection of short stories by award-winning scriptwriter-poet turned fiction writer, Tomioka Taeko. In an objective style reminiscent of Japanese puppet theater, Tomioka deconstructs the discourse of the nuclear family and heterosexuality in gendered Japanese culture. Her stories focus on ordinary people who take life as it comes, living from day to day without the intervention of ego or rationalization, unfettered by introspection or a search for life's ultimate meaning. The stories are disturbing, moving, and compelling.

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"Disarming records of numb lives, bad sex and failed intimacy, Tomioka's disturbing stories feature characters who are adrift, maintaining only mercurial relationships with their community and with each other".-- Publishers Weekly

Interview with Tomioka Taeko
The Funeral of a Giraffe Yesteryear Happy Birthday
A Dog's Eye View Days of Dear Death Yesterday's Girl Time Table
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ISBN: 9780765604422
ISBN-10: 0765604426
Series: Japanese Women Writing
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 29th December 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.27

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