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Where Europe Begins

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ISBN-10: 0811217027

ISBN-13: 9780811217026

Edition: 2007

Authors: Yoko Tawada, Susan Bernofsky, Yumi Selden, Wim Wenders

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A gorgeous collection of fantastic and dreamlike tales by one of the world's most innovative contemporary writers. Where Europe Beginspresents a collection of startling new stories by Japanese writer Yoko Tawada. Moving through landscapes of fairy tales, family history, strange words and letters, dreams, and every-day reality, Tawada's work blurs divisions between fact and fiction, prose and poetry. Often set in physical spaces as disparate as Japan, Siberia, Russia, and Germany, these tales describe a fragmented world where even a city or the human body can become a sort of text. Suddenly, the reader becomes as much a foreigner as the author and the figures that fill this book: the ghost…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 5/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.00" wide x 6.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

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…