HemGrupperDiskuteraMerTidsandan
Sök igenom hela webbplatsen
Denna webbplats använder kakor för att fungera optimalt, analysera användarbeteende och för att visa reklam (om du inte är inloggad). Genom att använda LibraryThing intygar du att du har läst och förstått våra Regler och integritetspolicy. All användning av denna webbplats lyder under dessa regler.

Resultat från Google Book Search

Klicka på en bild för att gå till Google Book Search.

Laddar...

The Office of Gardens and Ponds

av Didier Decoin

Andra författare: Se under Andra författare.

MedlemmarRecensionerPopularitetGenomsnittligt betygOmnämnanden
693386,671 (3.09)1
A mesmerising fable with a difference, set in Japan over 1000 years agoFor readers of Alessandro Baricco's SILK, Patrick Suskind's PERFUME and Takashi Hiraide's THE GUEST CAT.The village of Shimae is thrown into turmoil when master carp-catcher Katsuro suddenly drowns in the murky waters of the Kusagawa river. Who now will carry the precious cargo of carp to the Imperial Palace and preserve the crucial patronage that everyone in the village depends upon?Step forward Miyuki, Katsuro's grief-struck widow and the only remaining person in the village who knows anything about carp. She alone can undertake the long, perilous journey to the Imperial Palace, balancing the heavy baskets of fish on a pole across her shoulders, and ensure her village's future.So Miyuki sets off. Along her way she will encounter a host of remarkable characters, from prostitutes and innkeepers, to warlords and priests with evil in mind. She will endure ambushes and disaster, for the villagers are not the only people fixated on the fate of the eight magnificent carp. But when she reaches the Office of Gardens and Ponds, Miyuki discovers that the trials of her journey are far from over. For in the Imperial City, nothing is quite as it seems, and beneath a veneer of refinement and ritual, there is an impenetrable barrier of politics and snobbery that Miyuki must overcome if she is to return to Shimae.… (mer)
Ingen/inga
Laddar...

Gå med i LibraryThing för att få reda på om du skulle tycka om den här boken.

Det finns inga diskussioner på LibraryThing om den här boken.

» Se även 1 omnämnande

engelska (1)  spanska (1)  franska (1)  Alla språk (3)
Visar 3 av 3
Ugh, what a disappointment.

I had high hopes for the this book - it ticked off so many of my interests:
- Japanese history
- Japanese history that included village life not just aristocracy/'Tale of Genji' world
- Discussion of things like nature, fragrance and colour
- Heian fashion

But it was...not good. For various reasons. Main ones are:
The author is reported to have researched 14 years to write this book. And it shows. There is so much superfluous material in this book that add nothing to the story but the writer could just not let go (and an editor didn't have the guts to cut). Add to that the ostentatious use of Japanese terms that are footnoted. Due to a mix of study and experience I actually knew what a lot of them meant but didn't find the use of them added to the story (and found it weird that he chose to include some terms in the original Japanese and yet translate others). It just looked like another example of 'look at me, I studied this strange and exotic culture, let me show you' rather than 'I decided to leave these in the original language to add verisimilitude to the story'. Frankly I would have found footnotes about the plants a lot more useful (thank-you built in Kindle dictionaries).
- The sex scenes. As many other reviewers point out, they are cringeworthy. I am not a prude - my list of favourite literature includes books like 'Story of O' so I don't mind a sex scene if it is well written and has a place in the story. The sex scenes in this book are neither well written, or in most places add to the story. They are so bad I really can't even think that it is a problem with the translation in to English.

There are some interesting parts to this story - I particularly liked how Decoin attempted to explore the headspace of someone coming from an isolated village and how their view of the world would be shaped by that, to the point of not having words for many of the new things she experienced. But that is not enough to save this book. It is, in short, not very good. Which is a shame as there was a lot of potential behind it. ( )
  ForrestFamily | Mar 28, 2020 |
Japón, año 1100. Al borde del río Kusagawa hay una pequeña aldea conocida más allá de sus fronteras por ser la encargada de surtir los estanques de la ciudad imperial de las carpas más hermosas. Pero este año el diestro pescador que lleva a cabo tal tarea ha muerto, y su joven viuda es la única que tal vez podría reemplazarlo. Así, reclutada por el director de la Oficina de Estanques y Jardines, y cargando sobre sus frágiles hombros una pértiga de la que cuelgan los cestos donde rebullen los peces, Miyuki emprende un largo viaje en el que deberá afrontar amenazas y monstruos -humanos y acuáticos-, y demorarse en posadas de té en las que no se vende precisamente té. Una vez en la corte imperial, con la misma inocencia con la que ha conocido el sexo y el engaño, y vestida con doce kimonos de seda, será la insospechada protagonista del concurso anual de perfumes convocado por el emperador con el tema de «una doncella cruzando un puente luna entre dos neblinas».

El premio Goncourt Didier Decoin ha investigado doce años la cultura nipona para escribir esta novela, deudora de los clásicos orientales y de la picaresca, que embriaga los sentidos del lector.
  bibliotecayamaguchi | Sep 21, 2018 |
Katsuro est pêcheur de carpes dans un petit village japonais de l'été Heian, XIIe siècle. Quand il meurt noyé, sa jeune épouse Miyuki reprend sa tâche de livrer les poissons destinés aux étangs sacrés de la cité impériale. Un roman qui reconstitue avec minutie une époque, une civilisation et une culture, qui déploie sensualité, odeurs et couleurs, et suggère un monde à la fois terrien et subtilement codifié où l'évanescence est élevée au rang d'art. Le "monde flottant" des estampes ukiyo-e. ( )
  Steph. | Apr 1, 2017 |
Visar 3 av 3
inga recensioner | lägg till en recension

» Lägg till fler författare

Författarens namnRollTyp av författareVerk?Status
Didier Decoinprimär författarealla utgåvorberäknat
Cameron, EuanÖversättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Gallego Urrutia, María TeresaÖversättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
García Gallego, AmayaÖversättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Killisch-Horn, Michael vonÖversättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Woudt, MartineÖversättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Du måste logga in för att ändra Allmänna fakta.
Mer hjälp finns på hjälpsidan för Allmänna fakta.
Vedertagen titel
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Originaltitel
Alternativa titlar
Första utgivningsdatum
Personer/gestalter
Viktiga platser
Viktiga händelser
Relaterade filmer
Motto
Dedikation
Inledande ord
Citat
Avslutande ord
Särskiljningsnotis
Förlagets redaktörer
På omslaget citeras
Ursprungsspråk
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Kanonisk DDC/MDS
Kanonisk LCC

Hänvisningar till detta verk hos externa resurser.

Wikipedia på engelska

Ingen/inga

A mesmerising fable with a difference, set in Japan over 1000 years agoFor readers of Alessandro Baricco's SILK, Patrick Suskind's PERFUME and Takashi Hiraide's THE GUEST CAT.The village of Shimae is thrown into turmoil when master carp-catcher Katsuro suddenly drowns in the murky waters of the Kusagawa river. Who now will carry the precious cargo of carp to the Imperial Palace and preserve the crucial patronage that everyone in the village depends upon?Step forward Miyuki, Katsuro's grief-struck widow and the only remaining person in the village who knows anything about carp. She alone can undertake the long, perilous journey to the Imperial Palace, balancing the heavy baskets of fish on a pole across her shoulders, and ensure her village's future.So Miyuki sets off. Along her way she will encounter a host of remarkable characters, from prostitutes and innkeepers, to warlords and priests with evil in mind. She will endure ambushes and disaster, for the villagers are not the only people fixated on the fate of the eight magnificent carp. But when she reaches the Office of Gardens and Ponds, Miyuki discovers that the trials of her journey are far from over. For in the Imperial City, nothing is quite as it seems, and beneath a veneer of refinement and ritual, there is an impenetrable barrier of politics and snobbery that Miyuki must overcome if she is to return to Shimae.

Inga biblioteksbeskrivningar kunde hittas.

Bokbeskrivning
Haiku-sammanfattning

Pågående diskussioner

Ingen/inga

Populära omslag

Snabblänkar

Betyg

Medelbetyg: (3.09)
0.5
1 1
1.5
2 3
2.5 1
3 3
3.5 2
4 6
4.5
5

Är det här du?

Bli LibraryThing-författare.

 

Om | Kontakt | LibraryThing.com | Sekretess/Villkor | Hjälp/Vanliga frågor | Blogg | Butik | APIs | TinyCat | Efterlämnade bibliotek | Förhandsrecensenter | Allmänna fakta | 206,353,098 böcker! | Topplisten: Alltid synlig