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Yoko Ogawa

Autor(a) de The Housekeeper and the Professor

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Obras de Yoko Ogawa

The Housekeeper and the Professor (2009) 3,237 cópias
The Memory Police (1994) 2,180 cópias
Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales (1998) 863 cópias
Hotel Iris (1996) 566 cópias
L'annulaire (1994) 95 cópias
Le musée du silence (2000) 87 cópias
Parfum de glace (1997) 73 cópias
La Marche de Mina (2006) 49 cópias
Love in the Margin (1993) 39 cópias
Les tendres plaintes (2004) 38 cópias
Les Paupières (2001) 35 cópias
La petite pièce hexagonale (2004) 34 cópias
La grossesse (1900) 32 cópias
La mer (2009) 31 cópias
Les Lectures des otages (2012) 23 cópias
Petits Oiseaux (2012) 19 cópias
La Bénédiction inattendue (2004) 17 cópias
Jeune fille à l'ouvrage (2016) 10 cópias
Instantanés d'ambre (2018) 10 cópias
Ice perfume (2000) 9 cópias
Manuscrit zéro (2010) 8 cópias
Les abeilles (1991) 8 cópias
Petites boîtes (2022) 3 cópias
Mina's Matchbox: A Novel (2024) 3 cópias
ボタンちゃん (2015) 3 cópias
Venganza (2023) 2 cópias
De tabte minders ø (2021) 2 cópias
Yoko Ogawa - Oeuvres T2 (2014) 2 cópias
Kustunud mälestuste saar (2021) 2 cópias
妄想気分 (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
いつも彼らはどこかに (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Giáo Sư Và Công Thức Toán (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
Prstenjak (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
The perfume of the ice 1 exemplar(es)
Yoake no fuchi o samayou hitobito (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
妖精が舞い下りる夜 (1997) 1 exemplar(es)
Begalinė lygtis: romanas (2020) 1 exemplar(es)
Podziemie pamięci 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories (2018) — Contribuinte — 359 cópias
The Uncanny Reader: Stories from the Shadows (2015) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, Volume 01 (2011) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, Volume 07 (2017) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, Volume 06 (2016) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
すばる 2010年 04月号 [雑誌] (2010) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Ogawa, Yoko
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Okayama, Japan
Locais de residência
Ashiya, Hyogo, Japan
Waseda University
Prix Kaien (1988)
Prix Akutagawa (1990)
Prix Yomiuri (2004)
Prix Izumi (2004)
Prix Tanizaki (2006)
Pequena biografia
Yoko Ogawa's fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, A Public Space, and Zoetrope. Since 1988 she has published more than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction, and has won every major Japanese literary award. [retrieved 6/28/2016 from Amazon.com Author Page]



il mare sollevava onde lunghe da profondità di piombo
LLonaVahine | outras 29 resenhas | May 22, 2024 |
Such beautiful writing, even in translation! Seemingly prosaic but almost dreamlike at the same time.
Abcdarian | outras 220 resenhas | May 18, 2024 |
I've had a horrid gastrointestinal bug for days now and so it has taken me four days to read a 180-page book. It was the nicest book to read while convalescing on my sofa with soft blankets and plenty of pillows and a cat in need of cuddles.

To begin with, this book is beautiful, sweet, and unusual. Never before have I read a book in which love expresses itself in mathematics. Through prime numbers, perfect numbers, Fermat's Last Theorem and Euler's formula, each calculates the bond between the professor and his housekeeper and her ten year old son. The professor, who loses his memory every eighty minutes, has only mathematics as a constant. The rules never change, unlike his life, which is a suspicious and fearsome place every time another eighty minutes passes and he must start again to learn about his surroundings.

One of the odd things about this book, and there are many, is that the characters don't have names. There is the housekeeper, her son whom the professor calls Root (because his head looks like a square root symbol), the professor, and the professor's sister-in-law, who is referred to as 'the widow'. The only named character is Yutaka Enatsu, considered by many to be the best pitcher in the history of Japanese baseball. Enatsu is the only person whom the professor's memory held onto after his accident and subsequent brain damage in 1976. It is imperative that the housekeeper and her son keep the professor from knowing that Enatsu no longer plays baseball, for fear of what the lack of this constant would do to him.

This book is about love, I think. It is not a romance; the professor becomes part of the housekeeper's family, or she becomes part of his. Through love and kindness this family is formed, through consideration and proximity and a fascination for pure mathematics, which the housekeeper soon finds fascinating and a way of sharing the professor's interests.

It is hard to describe how good this book is because I have nothing to compare it to. I've never met a book before that runs on mathematics and recurrent amnesia and household chores. If I'd known the book was so math-oriented I wouldn't have read it, so I'm very glad that the cover of the book didn't give any of that away.

'Peaceful' was the professor's highest compliment: he hated noise and crowds. This book has left me feeling peaceful, and has given me hope that I can find for myself a family now that the twists and turns of life have deprived me of my own.
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ahef1963 | outras 220 resenhas | May 8, 2024 |
This is really depressing, so it feels strange to say I enjoyed my time with it, but it is beautifully written and captivating. Dystopian, what is left of a person when all their memories of things are gone? The world keeps shrinking until they are gone. I enjoyed the story within the story as well.
KallieGrace | outras 93 resenhas | May 8, 2024 |



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