Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme created by Marcia at Mailbox Monday and is being hosted all this month by Marie of Burton Book Review.
I'm participating in the Japanese Literature challenge 6, hosted by Dolce Bellezza - and I'm very excited for this nice pile of books (of course I will be reading in English, even though I would have preferred to read the original...):
Once I was able to shut my mouth (this is a seriously big book...), I started reading the first pages - I think I will be totally submerged in it!
"An essay on aesthetics by the Japanese novelist, this book explores architecture, jade, food, and even toilets, combining an acute sense of the use of space in buildings."
"An early modernist short story, it consists of seven varying accounts of the murder of a samurai, Kanazawa no Takehiro, whose corpse has been found in a bamboo forest near Kyoto".Considered to be among the greatest stories in Japanese Literature, In a Grove was also used by Akira Kurosawa in one of his films - for me, a sure indication of its preciousness...