Naked Eye

ISBN-10: 0811217396
ISBN-13: 9780811217392
Edition: 2009
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Description: An avant-garde poet, Yoko Tawada writes a very experimental novel about a young Vietnamese girl is invited to a youth conference in East Berlin. While there she is kidnapped but manages to escape her abductor and flees to Paris where she is  More...

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List price: $13.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 5/26/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.00" long x 0.58" tall
Weight: 0.462
Language: English

An avant-garde poet, Yoko Tawada writes a very experimental novel about a young Vietnamese girl is invited to a youth conference in East Berlin. While there she is kidnapped but manages to escape her abductor and flees to Paris where she is completely alone, broke. There she looses herself in Catherine Deneuve films while her real adventures begin. A feminist, Tawada’s work is all about alienation and reinvention.

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.

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