4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
An elegant translation of a poignant story,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Wild Geese (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature) (Paperback)
Ogai's terse structure and gentle lyricism skillfully reflect the narrative focus on particularly Japanese dichotomies of controlled communication and emotional freedom, discernible form and unanticipated change. No word of this beautiful translation is unnecessary and retains the subtle tensions of the original - particularly gratifying in a novel which deals with impression and the implied more than with event. This is a beautiful edition of an important work.
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