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Characters ☆ La Joueuse de go É PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Aptivated by her beauty as much as by her bold unpredictable approach to the strategy game the soldier finds his loyalties challenged Is there room on the path to war for that most revolutionary of acts falling in lov. This is a tragic love story that ends brutally Shan Sa s novel doesn t seem to have lost much in the translation from French to English the voices of the two protagonists are beautifully rendered one male and one female I was a little dubious about a female literary romance author writing a male character from a first person POV but the Japanese soldier is believable flawed and a little vulnerable but still mostly full of sex and violence Still it s the Chinese girl who really comes alive and whose inner life is explored in detail We get her thoughts and reactions and everything she does seems understandable but while the Japanese soldier s voice takes up just as much of the book and we get flashbacks to some of his formative experiences an awful lot of which have to do with sex the inner workings of his mind are of a mystery It did feel as if Shan Sa tried to render each in eual detail and complexity but ultimately found men as impenetrable as the soldier claims women to beNonetheless it s a good book with a sad but swift moving story about a sixteen year old girl who plays go to escape from the world which is closing in around her She goes to a school where some of her classmates are urging resistance against the Japanese occupiers she falls in love with a boy who joins the resistance Meanwhile at the village suare where she goes to play go each afternoon she meets a mysterious stranger who sits down to play with her This we learn is a Japanese soldier in disguise sent to spy on the Chinese townspeople to try to ferret out terrorists among them The two of them play go and each day the game tells them about one anotherSince this is a war story with the two would be lovers on opposite sides it can t end well and you know right from the beginning that it will be a tragedy the only uncertainty is just what form the tragic ending will takeAlthough this may be a romance romance is a bit of a misnomer There s definitely no happy ever after and there is much going on with both characters than their lovers though there is uite a bit of sex in this book It s of a literary historical novel with elements of romance and tragedy and a bit of goThe last point was probably my major disappointment the book is written in short alternating chapters from the girl s POV and the soldier s POV symbolic of their alternating moves in the game but unless there was some additional extraordinary subtlety that I just missed go never really was much than a plot device I was hoping to see it fully realized as a metaphor for the story possibly even as something that would drive the story but if you re reading this book for go references you ll find it pretty thin the go game in the end is pretty meaninglessIt s still a pretty good though definitely not a feel good story and it s a short book with chapters that fly by so if you like the time period go the general theme or just want to sample something literary that isn t completely full of itself Shan Sa is apparently something of a big deal in France and her writing shows great craftsmanship without wordiness and translates well it s definitely worth checking out

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Characters ☆ La Joueuse de go É PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free As the Japanese military invades 1930s Manchuria a young girl approaches her own sexual coming of age Drawn into a complex triangle with two boys she distracts herself from the onslaught of adulthood by playing the ga. Ughhhhhhhhhhh this bleeegh i mean this book Ugh

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Characters ☆ La Joueuse de go É PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Me of go with strangers in a public suare and yet the force of desire like the occupation proves inevitable Unbeknownst to the girl who plays go her most worthy and freuent opponent is a Japanese soldier in disguise C. I can t imagine this book being as good as it was if I wasn t a go fan Which you can play right here or here Many of the axioms of Go were brought out in the book life imitates Go Go imitates life being the key oneOthers include your enemies move is your move keep both alive for if one dies neither are any good a captured territory switches sides etcThe book also makes reference to many of the etiuette aspects of the game such as placing a starting stone next to an opponents starting stone and the proper way of holding the stones between index and middle fingersThe two characters in the book playing the game represent the white and black sides of a go board I realize that the girl went first black but I still think her character fits the character of the white stones They end up playing each other but not until about halfway through the book Like Go There are minor battles off to the side that they are each fighting but their battle is the main oneI thought that near the end you could tell where the game actually ended too There s a point in most Go games where both sides know it s over and you re just tying up the loose ends The game doesn t officially end though until both sides passI understand that the Go board represented virgin land waiting to be taken but for me that part of the book was over done I only read that it was about a sexual awakening after I d checked it out of the library so I understand that that was my fault but there sure was a lot of sex


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    [Read] (La Joueuse de go) If you're familiar with Kawabata's The Master of Go it's impossible to read Shan Sa's book without thinking about it on every page Kawabata in subtle elliptical prose describes a real Go match which he covered as a young reporter working for a Japanese newspaper He reorganized his match reports as a novel where the symbolic aspects of the game gradually come to the fore; the Master represents the old Japan his brash young challenger the

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    [Read] (La Joueuse de go) Ughhhhhhhhhhh this bleeegh i mean this book Ugh

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    [Read] (La Joueuse de go) I want to inhabit a world built of Shan Sa’s dreamy metaphors— A woman is bathing in thermal springs her body glistening under the water where it writhes and twists like a slender leaf or The moon looks like a line of chalk drawn on the sky Even her name a pen name has the alluring meaning rustle of the wind in the mountainsThe

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    Summary La Joueuse de go Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ë Shan Sa Shan Sa ë 2 Read & download I can't imagine this book being as good as it was if I wasn't a go fan Which you can play right here or here Many of the axioms of Go were brought out in the book life imitates Go Go imitates life being the key oneOthers include your enemies move is your move; keep both alive for if one dies neither are any good; a captured territory switches sides etcThe book also makes reference to many of the etiuette asp

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    [Read] (La Joueuse de go) The Girl Who Played Go by Shan Sa has a story laid out like a game of go Each chapter is like a new move Song of the Night a young Manchurian girl plays the black side while the Japanese soldier takes the white Anyone familiar with the game or with the history of Japan's invasion of China will know that this book won't be a happy oneAs with a game of go the two characters don't meet or interact until half way through the book page

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    Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ë Shan Sa [Read] (La Joueuse de go) Shan Sa ë 2 Read & download I loved the dramatic ending

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    [Read] (La Joueuse de go) In a small town in Manchuria in the 1930s a 16 year old girl is concerned with her daily game of go and her fledgling romantic relationship with a dissident student than she is with the potential for war with Jap

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    [Read] (La Joueuse de go) This is a tragic love story that ends brutally Shan Sa's novel doesn't seem to have lost much in the translation from French to English; the voices of the two protagonists are beautifully rendered one male and one female I was a li

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    Shan Sa ë 2 Read & download [Read] (La Joueuse de go) When I think of the work of Shan Sa's I previously read Empress I remember fragments of a voracious dream the sort of imaginings where the lust for what is already achieved is never sated and visions of immortality and impregnable fates can never be afforded by mortal means This was a woman's story I much enjoyed with its sinking into history and pleasing translated turns of phrase so when I came across Sa's higher rated work I couldn't

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    [Read] (La Joueuse de go) Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ë Shan Sa This book is a tale told in dream like prose Life love betrayal and death all float by in short lyrical chapters that seem to be recalled from the dreamer's memoryThe story itself while being compelling isn't one that you haven't read before If you have ever watched any old black and white movie from the 1940s you know the ultimate ending from page one; but that isn't the point the telling of the tale like the game of the title is about c

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  • Paperback
  • 280
  • La Joueuse de go
  • Shan Sa
  • English
  • 08 July 2019
  • 9781400032280