The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance

by Edmund de Waal | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0099539551 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingDeepswampwing of Oskarshamn, Småland Sweden on 5/11/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by wingDeepswampwing from Oskarshamn, Småland Sweden on Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having spent thirty years making beautiful pots—which are then sold, collected, and handed on—he has a particular sense of the secret lives of objects. When he inherited a collection of 264 tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings, called netsuke, he wanted to know who had touched and held them, and how the collection had managed to survive.

And so begins this extraordinarily moving memoir and detective story as de Waal discovers both the story of the netsuke and of his family, the Ephrussis, over five generations. A nineteenth-century banking dynasty in Paris and Vienna, the Ephrussis were as rich and respected as the Rothchilds. Yet by the end of the World War II, when the netsuke were hidden from the Nazis in Vienna, this collection of very small carvings was all that remained of their vast empire.

Journal Entry 2 by wingDeepswampwing at Hotell Post in Oskarshamn, Småland Sweden on Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Released 6 yrs ago (12/12/2012 UTC) at Hotell Post in Oskarshamn, Småland Sweden

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Bok på vandring!

Journal Entry 3 by Mariabokmal at Malmö, Skåne Sweden on Saturday, December 15, 2012
Caught!

Journal Entry 4 by Mariabokmal at Malmö, Skåne Sweden on Saturday, April 20, 2013
A really good book, with lots of new insights and ways of looking at things.

Journal Entry 5 by Mariabokmal at Norges hus in Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Saturday, April 20, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (4/20/2013 UTC) at Norges hus in Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden

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At the bookcrossing convention

Journal Entry 6 by Gealach at Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Saturday, April 20, 2013
Fick den idag på konventet.

Journal Entry 7 by Gealach at Stockholm, Uppland Sweden on Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (2/12/2014 UTC) at Stockholm, Uppland Sweden

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I didn't really get into this, not because it's bad, but I'm not supposed to read it right now, it seems. Another bookcrosser wished to read it after me, so I will give it to her at our meet-up on February 12th.

Journal Entry 8 by Nordpirat at Norrmalm, Stockholm Sweden on Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Received at the meet-up.
Having heard a couple of other bookcrossers discuss this book I'm now a little uncertain whether I will read it or not. But I'll probably give it a try...after all; it says "masterpiece" on the cover.

Journal Entry 9 by Nordpirat at Bromma, Stockholm Sweden on Thursday, February 05, 2015
Hmm...
No, I won't read this through.
I read a few chapters, but I will leave it at that. I think the writer gets lost in details. There are pages upon pages with detailed descriptions of pieces of art. Too boring.
Also, I discovered, I'm not that interested in the "stinking rich" peoples parties and art collecting.

Journal Entry 10 by Nordpirat at Linköping, Östergötland Sweden on Friday, May 15, 2015

Released 3 yrs ago (5/15/2015 UTC) at Linköping, Östergötland Sweden

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Releasing it to another bookcrossing member who wished for it.

Journal Entry 11 by wingBAMPwing at Linköping, Östergötland Sweden on Friday, May 15, 2015
Thank you so much!

Journal Entry 12 by wingBAMPwing at Linköping, Östergötland Sweden on Friday, February 26, 2016
I was hesitant about this story at the beginning, art and architecture is not my strongest interest, but soon it captured me. A fantastic genealogical history that I enjoyed very much and learned a lot from.

Journal Entry 13 by wingBAMPwing at Ubbes café Repslagaregatan in Motala, Östergötland Sweden on Friday, May 06, 2016

Released 2 yrs ago (5/6/2016 UTC) at Ubbes café Repslagaregatan in Motala, Östergötland Sweden

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Till dig som hittar boken säger jag: "Tack för att du tog hand om boken. Skriv gärna en kommentar JE (Journal Entry).Du kan vara anonym om du vill eller bli medlem (Join).Det är gratis. Din e-mail lämnas aldrig ut.Du får inte spam.Du hittar många bokintresserade och det finns forum, både skandinaviska och internationella att prata på.Om du undrar över något så skicka gärna ett PM (personal message) till mig, BAMP, och fråga.

Lycka till!

Journal Entry 14 by winghingraldwing at Motala, Östergötland Sweden on Friday, May 06, 2016
Jag var med på en träff på Ubbes idag och fick den här boken. Tack alla som ordnat dess väg.

I participated in a meeting at Ubbes today and received this book. Thank you all who arranged their way.

Journal Entry 15 by winghingraldwing at Motala, Östergötland Sweden on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
I just want to read it before this year end. I'm prisoned under to-do-lists but I find the book very interesting of course.

edit 23 dec. This book wait to next year.

Journal Entry 16 by winghingraldwing at Motala, Östergötland Sweden on Tuesday, April 24, 2018
A quite new topic for me and I had difficulty about it. When I took a break from this Book I met another story about small things. They were made in different stuff but I find it mysterious.

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