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I have the vague sense that I am entering another realm when I read this book.
Some might argue that Yoshimoto’s story is too surreal, too fragmented, “too detailed” as a friend put it. And so, this morning, on the train to work, I finished ‘Amrita’ and looked around the busy carriage. Lists with This Book. Her novels are mostly about a group of well to do young people who are intimately connected and share difficult and sad experiences.
Amrita (novel) – Wikipedia
In all, a life affirming novel with some odd quirks. The protagonist is usually a cool amrira confident young woman, who has experienced a death of a close relative or a young friend. The main character of this Yoshimoto book is quite similar to all of her novels: It may be more “real” to have a character constantly contradict herself, but it makes for really annoying reading abnana those contradictions happen in the same paragraph, over and over and over.
Paperbackpages. Her popular novels at least the ones that I have read were written in the 90s when Ms.
Tony’s Reading List: 63 – ‘Amrita’ by Banana Yoshimoto
Unfortunately, though, few of us seem to give them the importance they deserve before something like a loss of memory happens. It was so haunting of a book yet so random and trashy it can be. I feel a need to defend this bannaa Sakumi, a Japanese woman in her twenties, lives at home with her mother, brother, cousin and her qmrita friend, part of an informal family unit which has come together after several deaths and breakups. During that time, she took the pseudonym “Banana” after her love of banana flowers, a name she recognizes as both “cute” and “purposefully androgynous.
We all love Japan. Want to Read saving…. Life is as strange as a dream, and also as charming as one, no matter if a beautiful vision or the worst nightmare. The story itself seemed okay [though the end was incredibly cheesy], but nothing to really write home about.
It simply continues to change, endlessly moving on” Amrita, the sanskrit word yes, sanskritmeans life flow and throughout the book it flows. Posted by Tony Malone at Looking back on the dogged nature of canine fiction With the success of ‘s “The Traveling Cat Chronicles” joining a clutter of famous feline-linked Japanese tales, cats definitely receive literary affection in Japan. Yoshimoto reinforces this allusion to Buddhism and Hinduism with frequent comparisons of characters to gods such as Shiva and Kannon.
Time for reflection, perhaps. The brush with mortality also brings her to consider life and death, and she comes to realise that all things – friendships, relationships, families – are transient and fleeting.
E tutto senza che venga data una giustificazione, o anche che venga mostrata un po’ di sorpresa, un po’ di mistero, niente. It may be about family and loss but it’s also about youth, traveling, love, and magic.
Perhaps because when I was young I would always wish for one. With Amrita was not different. As Jane Austen, she describes the quotidian of her characters, but unlike her, what really matter is the way these things leave marks upon their very soul. Love the ending as well and all the heartfelt letters.
Banana Yoshimoto’s magical realist rumination on life and death
Like a book you appreciate when you are in a certain state of mind. It is about how important our recollections are, the good and the bad, and how they built our personality slowly. The thing about Banana Yoshimoto’s books is that I feel like I’m being introduced into a real and raw, yet dreamy world.
As far as the plot, I’m not sure what to say: Yoshimoto’s writing has that strange and beautiful amrjta as always. If you’re not sure how to activate it, please refer to this site: At least, you can say that she has that humility of accepting the fact that what she wrote a “trashy” book. She lost a yoshimtoo of her memory. Pathos, nostalgia, the sense of exquisite sadness at the fleetingness of life are key elements of beauty in Japanese aesthetics, and all are themes central to Yoshimoto’s books.
Not many would love this book I think, but it was okay for me though.