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It’s a quintessentially Japanese book, but I kqwabata the translation quite accessible. The fears and doubts of the players become your own kawaata through the hermetic world of Go blurs a crooked image of the contemporary, competitive reality where people push themselves beyond the limits in order to make an invincible stand. But he the Master was always lonely. It may be said that the Master was plagued in his last match by modern rationalism, to which fussy rule There was something unreal about the pictures, which may have come from the face, the ultimate in tragedy, of a man so disciplined in an art that he had lost the better part of reality.

YouTube has videos of people explaining how to play Go, so that is what I watched to prepare myself for this book. As Kawabata recounts in the novel, Kitani understood the implications of the Western-style adjournment rule better than Shusai. Kawabata is my most recent literary obsession, I’m just gonna read everything he ever wrote and I haven’t gotten very far. Kawabata ritmeert perfect, bouwt de spanning op en graaft diep in de spelerszielen, dit alles in zijn typische ingetogen stijl.

I think that go is the reflect of himself. So, from whence comes the drama and conflict in this slow, thoughtful game?

There is much description of rooms and landscapes and trees and weather, minute and delicate details which I’ve noticed to be a common feature in Japanese novels. Instead it was more like reading about two men glaring at each other for 6 months, occasionally taking a break to sip tea and take a walk.

There, Otake’s started yasunar R while the Master’s followed at R-4 p. Die Melancholie und der Umbruch werden hier ganz deutlich und ich finde dies ein ganz faszinierendes Thema der japanischen Literatur. There was something unreal about the pictures, which may have come from the face, the ultimate in tragedy, of a man so disciplined in an art that he had lost the better part of reality.


Quotes from The Master of Go. Then they place a game piece down on a grid. White 2, White 4, White My report was serialized in sixty-four installments. Maybe I just can understand why, and can understand it pretty clear.

Two years later, Mishima would commit suicide through seppuku after participating in an attempted rightist coup. kawahata

View all 9 comments. View all 11 comments. It has been explored and improvised by maesfro Japanese societal mores for more than 12oo years to be an important artistic heritage of the Japanese cultural territory. Then, in this context, we’d be content with the country, that is, Japan since, I think, it’s not fair or sensible to compare between a master of Japanese Go and a master of, say, Thai chess.

I know that both go mastery and Japanese fluency would make it infinitely more accessible, though.

El Maestro de Go

Some even thought it obliquely was about the USA vs. The examination of past and future, which supposedly was at the centre of this book, never kawbata got off the ground. But I still end up contemplating its themes, turning them over in my head as one’s fingers would fiddle a Go stone.

Kawabata, as noted, was a strong amateur Go player. Aug 18, Marina Vesta rated it it was ok Ho Seasons pass, weather changes, illness comes and goes, negotiations stop the progress of the game, reporters eagerly follow the play week after week.

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Perhaps there might be some sociopolitical undertones to the story. Conversation between moves may occur, or not. This novel about the last game of a dying Go master was a gift to me by friends. Yasunari Kawabata’s The Master of Go is an example of the shishosetsua novel form that hinges upon the fictionalization of real events as experienced by the author.

When the Master played his moves and the game yaeunari his life, at times making him lose the realization of his own identity. Mmaestro, this chronicle depicts an unthinkable Go competition in its presumably national scale as waged by fate dictating the two Go warriors who use the Go board as their battlefield till 2.

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Contiguity of Stones The continuity of the stones is established by placing them in row in a horizontal and vertical manner. The Master who was accustomed to conservative prerogatives struggled to rationalize the tactical moves of his young adversary Mr.


In chess terms, I’d say that’s about equivalent to an International Master title. For a Go player each free moment is a risk management session increasing the pressures of time and the deliberation over the future moves brings certain quirks and nervous addictions. It may be said that the Master was plagued in his last match by modern rationalism, to which fussy rules were everything, from which all the grace and elegance of Go as art had disappeared, which quite dispensed with respect for elders and attached no importance to mutual respect as human beings.

One can only hope we in the west adopt a similar tradition to shosetsu – it would certain save people like James Frey a good deal of trouble.

The Master of Go

Both deal with the psychological effects of obsessing over complex boardgames, and explore a central character whose life has been consumed by such obsession.

Jan 20, Tyler Jones rated it really liked it Shelves: And in his fictional chronicle of a match played between a revered and heretofore invincible Master and a younger and more modern challenger, Yasunari Kaw Go is a game of strategy in which two players attempt to surround each other’s black or white stones. The shadows of Go followed the Master hovering into the vagueness of his existence. I’ve previously read a couple of Yasunari Kawabata’s short stories in anthologies but I’ve always felt his writing to be at least one shade more oblique than is comfortable.

A little bit of knowledge of the game may be required reading but the rules are relatively simple and fast to pick up. It is inconceivable that he would not have been familiar with all the details of the earlier game between Go Seigen and Shusai, where Shusai had behaved in a far more underhand way than Kitani ever did. A sick dying old man, a master of Go, plays an epic game against a young modern man. Uragami who himself was an ardent fan of the Master, infers that there are two types of players:

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