Details

ISBN-10: 0811220370
ISBN-13: 9780811220378
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 11/27/2012
Dimensions: 6.80" L, 4.30" W, 0.50" H

The Bridegroom Was a Dog

Translator: Margaret Mitsutani

Paperback

Price: $10.95

Overview

The Bridegroom Was a Dog is perhaps the Japanese-German writer Yoko Tawada’s most famous story. Its initial publication in 1998 garnered admiration from The New Yorker, who praised it as, “fast-moving, mysteriously compelling tale that has the dream quality of Kafka.”

The Bridegroom Was a Dog begins with a schoolteacher telling a fable to her students. In the fable, a princess promises her hand in marriage to a dog that has licked her bottom clean. The story takes an even stranger twist when that very dog appears to the schoolteacher in real life as a dog-like man. They develop a very sexual, romantic courtship with many allegorical overtones — much to the chagrin of her friends.

Author

Read More
Reviews
Her masterpiece.–Parul Sehgal "The New York Times"
More Reviews

Details

ISBN-10: 0811220370
ISBN-13: 9780811220378
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 11/27/2012
Dimensions: 6.80" L, 4.30" W, 0.50" H
Skip to content