The Naked Eye PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Naked Eye free pdf A precocious Vietnamese high school student - known as the pupil with "the iron blouse"-in Ho Chi Minh City is invited to an International Youth Conference in East Berlin. But, in East Berlin, as she is preparing to present her paper in Russian on "Vietnam as a Victim of American Imperialism," she is abruptly kidnapped and taken to a small town in West Germany. After a strange spell of domestic-sexual boredom with her lover-abductor-and though "the Berlin Wall was said to be more difficult to break through than the Great Wall of China" - she escapes on a train to Moscow ...but mistakenly arrives in Paris. Alone, broke, and in a completely foreign land, Anh (her false name) loses herself in the films of Catherine Deneuve as her real adventures begin. Dreamy, meditative, and filled with the gritty everyday perils of a person living somewhere without papers (at one point Anh is subjected to some vampire-like skin experiments), The Naked Eye is a novel that is as surprising as it is delightful-each of the thirteen chapters titled after and framed by one of Deneuve's films. "As far as I was concerned," the narrator says while watching Deneuve on the screen, "the only woman in the world was you, and so I did not exist." By the time 1989 comes along and the Iron Curtain falls, story and viewer have morphed into the dislocating beauty of both dancer and dance.

About Yoko Tawada

Yoko Tawada (March 23, 1960 - Present) is a Japanese writer currently living in Hamburg, Germany. She was born in Tokyo, received her undergraduate education at Waseda University in 1982 with a major in Russian literature, then studied at Hamburg University where she received a master's degree in contemporary German literature. She received her doctorate in German literature at the University of Zurich. In 1987 she published A Void Only Where You Are, a collection of poems in a German and Japanese bilingual edition. Tawada's Missing Heels received the Gunzo Prize for New Writers in 1991, and The Bridegroom Was a Dog received the Akutagawa Prize in 1993. In 1999 she became writer-in-residence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for four months. Her Suspect on the Night Train won the Tanizaki Prize and Ito Sei Literary Prize in 2003. Tawada received the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize in 1996, and the Goethe Medal in 2005. Susan Bernofsky is the acclaimed translator of Hermann Hesse, Robert Walser, and Jenny Erpenbeck, and the recipient of many awards, including the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize and the Hermann Hesse Translation Prize. She teaches literary translation at Columbia University and lives in New York.

Details Book

Author : Yoko Tawada
Publisher : New Directions Publishing Corporation
Data Published : 15 May 2009
ISBN : 0811217396
EAN : 9780811217392
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Naked Eye

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • Stasiland free pdfStasiland

    In 1989. the Berlin Wall fell- shortly afterward the two Germanys reunited. and East Germany ceased to exist. Anna Funder's bestselling "Stasiland" brings us extraordinary tales of real lives in the former East Germany..

  • Berlin. Portrait of a City free pdfBerlin. Portrait of a City

    The spirit of Berlin. This is a photographic journey into the city's history. Berlin has survived two world wars. was divided by a wall during the Cold War. and after the fall of the Wall was re-united..

  • Field Station Berlin Teufelsberg 2015 / UK-Version free pdfField Station Berlin Teufelsberg 2015 / UK-Version

    The Teufelsberg (German for "Devil's Mountain") is a hill in Berlin. Germany. in the Grunewald locality of former West Berlin. Rising to 120 metres Berlin's Teufelsberg is not only Berlin's highest point..

  • The Collapse free pdfThe Collapse

    On the night of November 9. 1989. massive crowds surged toward the Berlin Wall. drawn by an announcement that caught the world by surprise: East Germans could now move freely to the West. The Wall--infamous symbol of divided Cold War Europe--seemed to be falling..

  • Rocking the Wall. Bruce Springsteen free pdfRocking the Wall. Bruce Springsteen

    Rocking the Wall explores the epic Bruce Springsteen concert in East Berlin on July 19. 1988. and how it changed the world. Erik Kirschbaum spoke to scores of fans and concert organizers on both sides of the Berlin Wall..

  • The Naked Eye free pdfThe Naked Eye

    Free Online Downloadable Books. A precocious Vietnamese high school student - known as the pupil with "the iron blouse"-in Ho Chi Minh City is invited to an International Youth Conference in East Berl