Fumiko Enchi’s Masks (translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter) begins in Kyoto, where Tsuneo Ibuki and Toyoki Mikame, two university lecturers. Masks is a fascinating novel in which the author. Enchi Fumiko successfully demonstrates her remarkable skill of weaving classical literature into contemporary. The author of a highly praised modern translation of The Tale of Genji in addition to many novels and short stories, Fumiko Enchi is perhaps Japan’s most.

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In Masks, Enchi has crafted a stunning and understated novel of seduction and rnchi. Read more Read less. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List.

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Write a customer review. Read reviews that mention tale of genji spirit possession noh masks fumimo literature women woman men drama japan modern culture familiar century female male subtle translation unique. Showing of 22 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right ench. Please try again later. This exquisitely written book is best read if you have read at least some of The Tale of Genji and have some knowledge of Japanese Noh drama, but even if you don’t, I think you will find this book engrossing.

It is the tale of a woman who seeks revenge and carries it out brilliantly and at high cost to herself. This isn’t a blood and guts story mass a subtle psychological novel about the status of women in the mid-twentieth century.

She uses Noh masks as a way of adding flavor to some of the key characters and actions. It’s ok, I guess. I prefer junichiro tanizaki’s books. One person found this helpful. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. It was a really good book toward the end. I would say that the front is a little slow but it picks up as the book goes along. Only criticism is that keeping track of the characters is hard since first and last names are used interchangeably.

My family and I like it very much. Thank you very much. A thrilling, enrapturing book. I bought a book of Japanese No masks to see the masks referenced by the sections.

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Only feminine mind could be this ruthless and twisted going for maximum pain and not so much for a kill. Love this book precisely because I couldn’t figure out how to feel about all that the main characters have done. See all 22 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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