Palm-of-the-Hand Stories

Palm-of-the-Hand Stories

Yasunari Kawabata Lane Dunlop J. Martin Holman / May 25, 2019

Palm of the Hand Stories Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature in the novelist Yasunari Kawabata felt the essence of his art was to be found not in his longer works but in a series of short stories which he called

  • Title: Palm-of-the-Hand Stories
  • Author: Yasunari Kawabata Lane Dunlop J. Martin Holman
  • ISBN: 9780374530495
  • Page: 214
  • Format: Paperback
  • Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968, the novelist Yasunari Kawabata felt the essence of his art was to be found not in his longer works but in a series of short stories which he called Palm of the Hand Stories written over the span of his career In them we find loneliness, love, and the passage of time, demonstrating the range and complexity of a true mRecipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968, the novelist Yasunari Kawabata felt the essence of his art was to be found not in his longer works but in a series of short stories which he called Palm of the Hand Stories written over the span of his career In them we find loneliness, love, and the passage of time, demonstrating the range and complexity of a true master of short fiction.

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        Yasunari Kawabata was a Japanese short story writer and novelist whose spare, lyrical, subtly shaded prose works won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968, the first Japanese author to receive the award His works have enjoyed broad international appeal and are still widely read.Nobel Lecture 1968nobelprize nobel_prize


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    1. a symmetrical simplicity denoting the depths of human complexity.He understood that human beings cannot make other human beings unhappy, he murmurs, as I gaze up at the bewildered night skye ephemeral life of timee beating of a hummingbird's wings.a world contained in a vase filled with peoniesath throes under the fading light of duskagments of a dream that never belonged to this placee atmospheric silence of an afternoon wrapped in autumnal colors.a bowl being dashed against a rock; the sound o [...]


    2. “There are not many bell crickets in the world. Probably you will find a girls like a grasshopper whom you think is a bell cricket. To your clouded, wounded heart, even a true bell cricket will seem like a grasshopper.”The birds scurry over to the lake, noisily pecking the earliest fish of the season. A fresh flower bud opens to the flutter of the hummingbird. The white flower that bloomed last night desired to be pink. Pink was the colour that would erase its transparency. Pink was the word [...]


    3. Yasunari Kawabata's Palm-of-the-Hand Stories could be my key to my own heart. Palmists! Why didn't I think of that? They are short, like echoes inside that sound fainter as time passes, but are important enough to leave its footprint (handprint?) behind. Fucking haunting me kinda faint. "Oh." Much later: "Oh!" Yeah, he's got me. The eyes as windows to the souls thing that I like no matter how cliched it is (staring! you can't look away 'ship WRECKS), the Mona Lisa secret smiles, millions of tiny [...]


    4. A very strange book. Two-thirds or more of these very tiny stories (like Haiku) were written between 1923 and 1935. Then 15 between 1944 and 1964, and one from 1972. We have heard of "occasional" writings; perhaps these need to be called "momentary" writings.A collection of this sort will likely be, perhaps inevitably, uneven. Yet this collection certainly contain some, quite a few Kawabata masterpieces. I preferred the earlier stories, those from the early 20's, and some of the Postwar stories, [...]


    5. اسلوب كاواباتا غريب، تجربتي الاولى معه جائت بطريقة مفاجئة وعن طريق الصدفة.نوعية القصص، في الغالب باهتة بعض الشيء، لم اقع في حب هذا الكاتب ولا حتى قصصه، ربما ستكون "الجميلات النائمات" فرصة اخرى .الغلاف جميل :)


    6. Tiny stories that are more like poems.I approached this book in the wrong way. I consumed as many of them in one go as I could and almost certainly shouldn't have. Kawabata crafts beautiful images that can have a profound effect on you but when you pile image upon image they lose all appeal and the effect is dulled. I knew this and yet I kept on reading until my brain couldn't hold any more imagery, kind of like an addiction I suppose.This is the kind of work you can return to many times and pic [...]


    7. حسناً كنت أرغب بمنحها نجمتين على الأقل لبراعة تصوير ملامح البيئة اليابانية القديمة وكيف يجعل القارئ يرى ويستشعر أجواء هذه البيئة ويلمسها بطبيعتها وطقوسها حية وحقيقيةلكن عندما يتصاعد احباطي من البداية للنهاية وأنا أقرأ قصة تلو قصة دون أن أجد أي معنى لأي منها!! باستثناء البع [...]


    8. It feels very difficult to verbalize the experience of reading these short-stories. They at times border on the fantastical, but mostly describe some intricate psychological play, as if Kawabata has access to the deep labyrinths of thoughts and feelings inside a character’s head. Often the stories refer to dreams, and have themselves a dreamy quality, and they left me with the uneasiness of eavesdropping on people’s very inner feelings: the young sister who loves her older sister’s blind l [...]


    9. I wanted to love this book. Over the years, I've heard so many great things about these short-short stories, but I could never really quite get into them even though I read the entire collection. Reminded me of looking at the gorgeous window displays at Tiffany--things of beauty that I couldn't quite touch, unable to reach them emotionally or otherwise understand what was going on or why. The subtlety and shades of meaning were lost on me. The recurring environments of hot spring inns and charac [...]


    10. Another annotation from my MFA/Creative Writing work at Goddard this semester:Talismans Inside Koans Masquerading as Fairy Tales: Yasunari Kawabata’s Palm-of-the-Hand Stories The toss of a silver coin determines whom a boy should marry, but a sparrow shows the boy that in his next life he will marry a sparrow. A vision is had, and something that might be considered a lesson or generalization about human existence is imparted—i.e don’t worry about marrying the girl, because in your next lif [...]


    11. جانب آخر يظهر إبداع كاواباتا الأدبيقصص كما وصفها تماما بحجم راحة اليدولكنها تطرق أبواب القلب والحياةوتربط بين الإنسان والطبيعة من حوله متجاوزة كل الحواجزفــ :" الثلج، القمر، البراعم، تلك كلمات تعبر عن الفصول، فيما هي تنداح مفضية أحدها إلى الآخر، وهي تشتمل، في التقاليد اليا [...]


    12. Due to the success of two of my writing teachers (Pete Rock and Bruce Holland Rogers), I wanted to study short-shorts/flash fiction and this was a good place to begin. Although "Canaries" is probably the most anthologized of Kawabata's stories, I found a other treasures in this tome. "The Rainy Station" is one of those. Beginning with the opening line "Wives, wives, wives," it carries the reader throughout the disappointing life of a typical housewife with an interesting twist. So many of these [...]


    13. I'm not sure how to characterize this. I know I have this tagged 'short-stories', but it's something much different. Profound and thought-provoking little parables, which shift imperceptibly and subtly over the course of Kawabata's long illustrious life.


    14. Cada uno de los setenta relatos por los que caminamos en Historias de la palma de la mano es un sueño. La lectura es, entonces, un deambular a través de un reino onírico en el que las imágenes y las situaciones responden a una lógica particular que no conseguimos articular del todo, pero que nos tocan hondo, acariciando la cabeza del niño que somos (aunque lo olvidemos) con la sabiduría del anciano que no hemos llegado a ser (aunque a veces lo sintamos).Conjugada a los reinos de la ilusi [...]


    15. Εδω δε θα πω τίποταΤιποτα απολυτως γιατι θα χαλασω τα πανταΤο βιβλιο, το συγγραφεα, την πατριδα του, το μεταφραστηΑπλα θα μοιραστω μαζι σας την τελευταια παραγραφο απο το εξαιρετικο επιμετρο του Παναγιώτη Ευαγγελίδη: "Ανάμεσα στον αγώνα για το σύγχρονο και τη λαχτάρα για το [...]


    16. What a nice surprise, I didn't know Hiroshi Shimizu's 1936 movie "Mr. Thank You" was based off a Kawabata short story. I know Kawabata also worked on A Page of Madness so I'm going to assume "The Man Who Did Not Smile" is related to that experience, seeing as it's about a writer on a movie set, Noh masks, a mental hospital, etc.


    17. it's been 4 years or so since I read these stories but the way I felt still glows in me. This is not to say I can remember any details of the stories themselves I can't. That's how I am. But the feelings of awe. Of encountering strange beauty. Of being led slowly through small but intricate (and glowing also) little gardens and baths. That all glows in me. It's a book of glowing flesh. Of a bitch about to whelp.I came to this book by sheer chance. Beckian Goldberg Fritz (who's used the word cock [...]


    18. Son muchísimos relatos cortos y algunos no me han acabado de gustar, pero otros me han impresionado muchísimo. Kawabata no tiene muchos altibajos, aunque sí puede verse una tendencia a ciertos temas a proliferar según la época en la que escribió los cuentos (como están ordenados cronológicamente, eso se ve claramente).


    19. A set of poingnant, breif, sad gems that spans fifty years of Kawabata's career, with almost all the stories between two to five pages. They're very silent, still stories but deeply insightful. I won't claim there were no duds, but the mood of the collection as a whole is incredible.


    20. "Entendió que su creencia de haberla hecho infeliz era un error. Entendió que se había equivocado al evaluar su propia situación. Entendió que los seres humanos no pueden hacer infelices a otros seres humanos. Entendió también que había sido un error pedirle perdón. Entendió que era presuntuoso por parte de alguien que había mejorado siendo injusto con otro pedir perdón al que había quedado abatido por el agravio. Entendió que los seres humanos no pueden perjudicar a otros seres hu [...]


    21. These stories are the Japanese equivalent of Lydia Davis's short short stories, as so employ more aesthetic considerations. Where Davis's stories are pure practices in economy, Kawabata's stories are more about the distillation of complicated interpersonal stories into beautiful tableaux, sometimes with a distracting predilection for the dreamlike.Notes:Kawabata, as opposed to Lydia Davis, gives his short short stories a haze of dreaminess with deft, artful, but inexact images, whereas Davis is [...]


    22. Seventy miniature short stories that Kawabata wrote between 1923 and 1972. It’s said the essence of Kawabata’s writing can be found in these brief episodes in Japanese lives more so than in his novels, but in truth they often feel like fragments of larger stories that Kawabata may have discarded then stripped down to their absolute minimum. Many end with a character staring into the distance, perhaps wondering something, or with an unresolved issue still hanging uncomfortably in the reader [...]


    23. Like a small stone dropped into a pond, these minute but potent stories send out ripples long after they've been read. Some of the stories I read over and over are "Snow," "Up in the Tree," "Immortality," "Yuriko,"


    24. Ini kumcer yg gak mudah dibaca, meski kisah2nya singkat, tp makna mendalam yg ditimbulkannya meresap diam2, perlahan, dan bertahan. Tentang sepi2 hati. Yang lama baru menghilang. Beberapa cerita harus kubaca berulang2 untuk mengerti, karena inti rasanya dicurahkan secara samar2, dibalut ke(tidak)sederhanaan ala jepun klasik. Ah


    25. Hay una gran cantidad de cuentos verdaderamente soberbios en esta colección. Predomina la exquisitez, la sutileza y lo maravilloso de los actos más cotidianos, atrapados por una mirada que todo lo transforma en belleza. Bello libro. Vale la pena leerlo con lentitud, pieza a pieza.


    26. This book has several short stories and most of them, if not all, are about men and women relationships since childhood to old ages.I have to be honest that I have actually not been able to understand and / or appreciate all stories but some of them are so kind, sensitive and display such a deep understanding of human hearts and soul that are worth the entire book.


    27. Kawabata, hands-down, is an unsurpassed master of the short story form. I have never read such powerful, minimalist, and elegant writing. He truly captures the beauty of "侘寂", the simple and understated details, like an umbrella in the rain, a repeated "thank you", the madness in our hearts and the grace of the every-day.An excerpt:Love SuicidesA letter came from the woman's husband. It had been two years since he had taken a dislike to his wife and deserted her. The letter came from a dista [...]


    28. Любой японский писатель, говорит мне товарищ, в душе скрытый блогер. Будь то Сэй Сенагон, Мисима или Мураками – открываешь книгу и словно в чужую жежешечку с головой окунаешься. Если говорить о знаменитом сборнике Нобелевского лауреата Ясунари Кавабаты “Рассказы на ладон [...]


    29. Considerada la obra maestra de su autor, "Historias de la palma de la mano" es una recopilación de los cuentos más importantes que escribió el premio Nobel de Literatura Yasunari Kawabata durante más o menos medio siglo. En él se muestra, de manera muy breve y simbólica, el pensamiento y creencias de su autor. Su visión de la vida como algo fútil y frágil, la belleza y naturaleza de la mujer, la contemplación como base para una vida satisfactoria y en menor medida, aunque para mí más [...]


    30. These are ticklish teases that hardly merit the name "stories". Kawabata excels at the simple and pinprick nuance, so naturally, and as he even said so, these little slices of narratives exemplify what makes him stand out from much of the blather of 20th century fiction.Concise and often gaspworthy, figmental and fragmental in much the same way that Nabokov could be and that Calvino tries to be, the stories are almost impossible to lump together. The themes are as disparate as their beginnings a [...]


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