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House of the Sleeping Beauties and Other Stories
by Yasunari Kawabata | Literature & Fiction
Registered by spy-there of Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on 2/20/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by spy-there from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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Three stories by Nobel-Prize-winner Kawabata - who committed suicide at the age of 72! A remarkable and strong deed which tempts even me to read this book. Actually I picked it at "Luggage Inn" for an avid Japan-lover ;) 


Journal Entry 2 by spy-there at Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Sunday, April 14, 2013

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Old Eguchi visits an establishment where old men pay to sleep besides naked young girls that had been narcotized. The old men take sleeping pills and share the bed for a whole night with a „sleeping beauty“ without attempting anything of "bad taste". It's an erotical, male fantasy with endless descriptions of body parts which I found so boring and somewhat depressing that I couldn't read it to the end.

I snooped a bit into the other two stories. One is about a woman who lends her right arm to her boy friend for the night (japanese Dadaism?) – which leads to further lenghty, erotical chitchat about skin and round shoulders ...

The third story describes the torturing of animals and is just utterly disgusting :/
This book is too strange and too japanese for me. I was even tempted to give three stars ... However I hope that Karpow might like it.
 


Journal Entry 3 by spy-there at Riehen, Basel-Stadt Switzerland on Monday, August 26, 2013

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Released 3 yrs ago (8/25/2013 UTC) at Riehen, Basel-Stadt Switzerland

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Reist zu Karpow, im Tausch gegen Psycho.

lieber Karpow,
ich hoffe, Dir gefallen Kawabatas Geschichten besser als mir. Sie sind schon sehr abstrakt, die mit dem Arm etwa *schauder*. Erinnert mich an diese japanischen Filme in den 80er Jahren, die ich auch nie verstand ...

Vegania's contribution to Tennis. I swapped this book for Psycho. 


Journal Entry 4 by karpow at Riehen, Basel-Stadt Switzerland on Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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Von spy-there im Tausch mit Robert Bloch: Psycho BCID: 613-11763898 erhalten.
 


Journal Entry 5 by karpow at Café Gloria in Riehen, Basel-Stadt Switzerland on Thursday, September 05, 2013

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Released 3 yrs ago (9/5/2013 UTC) at Café Gloria in Riehen, Basel-Stadt Switzerland

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Auf das Bücherbord des Café Gloria gestellt. 


Journal Entry 6 by wingOBCZ-TeddysDenwing at Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Thursday, October 10, 2013

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wurde mir von spy noch kurz vor Ende von unserem facebookcrossers meetup in die Hand gedrückt, fast hätte ich es verpasst...Yukio Mishima sagte darüber:" an esotheric masterpiece", und er, der Grossmeister des Exzesses muss es ja wissen.... ;-), bin jedenfalls gespann auf die Lektüre und würde es dann unserer ghanescha ans Herz legen, wenn ich es studiert habe.... 


Journal Entry 7 by wingOBCZ-TeddysDenwing at Café Gloria (OBCZ) in Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Tuesday, June 09, 2015

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Released 1 yr ago (6/9/2015 UTC) at Café Gloria (OBCZ) in Zürich, Zürich Switzerland

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Reist heute nach Zürich an unser facebookcrossers meetup -
comes along to our facebookcrossers meetup today :-)

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