A Japanese Dream In Seventy-Nine Letters
Namiko, a young Japanese teacher of languages, travels to Oxford to improve her English. During her stay in England, which takes a couple of weeks, she meets a student from the 'Continent'. After having returned to Kyoto, the old Japanese imperial city and her home town, she starts a long correspondence with Hubert, the student from the 'Continent', whom she met in Oxford. In almost two years, from early autumn of 1975 till late spring of 1977, she writes seventy-nine letters. And in between she travels for a period of several months to Europe to meet with Hubert. The possibilities and impossibilities of this Euro-Asian relationship are described with great subtlety in Namiko's letters.
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- 06 Sep 2011
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