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e-Book Master of Go download

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by Yasunari Kawabata

ISBN: 0399505288
ISBN13: 978-0399505287
Language: English
Publisher: Perigee Trade (August 10, 1981)
Pages: 187
Category: History and Criticism
Subategory: Literature

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The Master of Go is a novel by the Japanese author Yasunari Kawabata, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968. The novel was first published in serial form in 1951.

The Master of Go is a novel by the Japanese author Yasunari Kawabata, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968. Titled Meijin (名人) in its original Japanese, Kawabata considered it his finest work, although it is in contrast with his other works. It is the only one of Kawabata's novels that the author considered to be finished.

The Master of Go book. The author, Yasunari Kawabata, who penned this novel years after he wrote serialized journalistic articles to record this match for a newspaper, was in fact a Go admirer and friend of the old Master of Go, that sounds great! I look forward to see Mr. Kawabata's take on this contest.

Yasunari Kawabata was born in Osaka in 1899. In 1968 he became the first Japanese writer to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. One of Japan’s most distinguished novelists, he published his first stories while he was still in high school, graduating from Tokyo Imperial University in 1924. His short story The Izu Dancer, first published in 1925, appeared in The Atlantic Monthly in 1955. His short story The Izu Dancer, first published in 1925, appeared in The Atlantic Monthly in 1955

The Master of Go. 205 printed pages

The Master of Go. 205 printed pages. Go is a game of strategy in which two players attempt to surround each other's black or white stones. Simple in its fundamentals, infinitely complex in its execution, Go is an essential expression of the Japanese spirit. And in his fictional chronicle of a match played between a revered and heretofore invincible Master and a younger, more modern challenger, Yasunari Kawabata captured the moment in which the immutable traditions of imperial Japan met the onslaught of the twentieth century.

Yasunari Kawabata actually did write a series of articles for Tokyo and Osaka newspapers about the Master of Go. .Kawabata is more difficult to translate into english than say someone like Mishima. He lets us view a pre-war Japan mind set that can sometimes seem a little alien to the westerner.

Yasunari Kawabata actually did write a series of articles for Tokyo and Osaka newspapers about the Master of Go and his last game against a much younger opponent. This is his difficulty and his genius. The courtly aristocratic Go master playing against the much younger more modern challenger lets us see in microcosm the change in Japan from the pre-war aristocracy to a more egalitarian society.

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Records the struggles of the Master as he attempts to defend his title and ideals while playing a young challenger in the Japanese game of go
Comments:
Ceroelyu
According to the introduction to the book there is a word in Japanese (shōsetsu - literally: "short story") which means a fictionalized account of an historical happening. The degree to which the account has been turned into fiction is left vague. The Master of Go is a shōsetsu of a famous "retirement" game of Go between the aged Master (Honinbō Shūsai) and the young Challenger (Minoru Kitani). The game was played, and the book is set, in 1938.

The account given by Kawabata of the contestants, the contest, and the context is sensitive and beautifully rendered. He provides a wonderful commentary on events as they unfold over the course of the six months of the game.

Just as in the game of Go itself, there are patterns within patterns and many levels of complexity in the narrative. For example, although the rules under which the game is conducted have been agreed beforehand there is a continual bargaining and negotiation between the players as the game progresses over how to run the game itself in the light of the Master's failing health and the Challenger's own health problems. This forms an alternative contest within a contest where dignity and honor are at stake with both contestants offering to forfeit the game at different times as a ploy to get their own way.

Kawabata provides many poignant touches of descriptive color which punctuate the story of the game. Anyone familiar with haiku poetry will recognize immediately the inspiration behind these short, exquisitely-crafted interludes.

If the book was simply an account of a game of Go it would be of limited interest. What makes the book so compelling is to degree to which the culture and mores of Go are intimately intertwined with the culture and mores of Japan at a critical moment of Japan's history and evolution.

Snowseeker
i guess this is a journalism story turned into a novel, but not too intriguing. you don't have to understand the game Go in order to enjoy the portrait of the old master of Go, which is really the underlying purpose of the novel. you might think it a great novel, but wait, there are also Kawabata's masterpieces of Beauty and Sadness and Snow Country. the master of go is ok but lacks those beautiful kawabatian phrases of his later novels, you know, the haiku zen descriptions which are so magical. what has always drawn me to kawabata is his feminine style and his thoughtful and beautiful rendering of women. you can feel the warmth (yes indeed) of his women characters from the page. master of Go lacks that. nevertheless if you are interested in Kawabata, please buy the novel and read it, a necessary work.

Mr_KiLLaURa
I read this out of curiosity as I was in the process of learning how to play Go. I don't think this book is for everybody, but it is well written and you get a feel for just how seriously the game of Go is viewed in Japan. I Think if this were written as one expects with the beginning at the beginning and the end at the end instead of moving back and fourth through the chain of events the story would have been a more exciting read. The fact that it was interesting at all reflects well on the authors writing ability.

Cha
Go is an Asian game of strategy. Two players using black and white balls fight for control of the board, while bock the other the player's control.
This is book is an early example of creative nonfiction. Kawabatta wrote this book basing it on a Go Match he covered when he was reporter.He included diagrams of the players' positions as the game progresses. The reader does not need to know a lot about Go to follow the game

The book is about the passing of an era in Japan. It is a battle between the old and young; tradition and the modern world It gives a good view of Japanese society. Be sure to read the footnotes at the back.

Go is an Asian game of strategy. Two players using black and white balls fight for control of the board, while bock the other the player's control.
This is book is an early example of creative nonfiction. Kawabatta wrote this book basing it on a Go Match he covered when he was reporter.He included diagrams of the players' positions as the game progresses. The reader does not need to know a lot about Go to follow the game

The book is about the passing of an era in Japan. It is a battle between the old and young; tradition and the modern world It gives a good view of Japanese society. Be sure to read the footnotes at the back.

Alsath
Even if you do not play Go or have any interest in it, this story of the last match of an aging and ill master against a much younger and more aggressive player of high rank will hold your interest. It is a character study more than anything and the shifts between the master and his opponent become the dramatic elements of the story that rivet your attention.

Kezan
Engaging and enthralling. He makes you feel for the people involved in the story. This book is a lot more journalistic and driven by action. It does not have much of the painting of scenes and the subtle gestures that fill his other books.

Xanzay
I really enjoyed this book, but even though it seems to be intended for go players (the entire book is based on a single game of Go) it often uses the wrong terms, it is also a bit annoying when referring to other games, such as shogi, which it just refers to as chess throughout the entire book, with it only having a note in the back telling you it means shogi whenever it says chess. Overall it is a good read if you play Go, but it does have a few small problems

A beautiful and fascinating bit of Go history, a turning point in Japanese cultural history, as well as a character study of unusual men.

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