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ISBN-10: 0811229300
ISBN-13: 9780811229302
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 09/27/2022
Dimensions: 9.07" L, 6.26" W, 0.49" H

Three Streets

Translator: Margaret Mitsutani

Hardcover

Price: $17.95

Overview

The always astonishing Yoko Tawada here takes a walk on the supernatural side of the street. In Kollwitzstrasse, as the narrator muses on former East Berlin’s new bourgeois health food stores, so popular with wealthy young people, a ghost boy begs her to buy him the old-fashioned sweets he craves. She worries that sugar’s still sugar–but why lecture him, since he’s already dead? Then white feathers fall from her head and she seems to be turning into a crane . . . Pure white kittens and a great Russian poet haunt Majakowskiring: the narrator who reveres Mayakovsky’s work is delighted to meet his ghost. And finally, in Pushkin Allee, a huge Soviet-era memorial of soldiers comes to life–and, for a scene of carnage everything was awfully well-ordered. Each of these stories opens up into new dimensions the work of this magisterial writer.

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Tawada's stories agitate the mind like songs half-remembered or treasure boxes whose keys are locked within.– "The New York Times"
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ISBN-10: 0811229300
ISBN-13: 9780811229302
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 09/27/2022
Dimensions: 9.07" L, 6.26" W, 0.49" H
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