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And this is precise what I like about Japanese literature: She loves the moments in which you bamana stop to record in your mind exactly what’s around you for a beautiful and brief second.

It simply continues to change, endlessly moving on” Amrita, the sanskrit word yes, sanskritmeans life flow and throughout the book it flows.

Banana Yoshimoto’s magical realist rumination on life and death

yooshimoto It doesn’t mean it gets better or worse. Dec 27, Rezarta rated it liked it Shelves: She’s purposefully lost the sharp editing of Kitchen. Yoshimoto was in her twenties or early thirties.

E tutto senza che venga data una giustificazione, o anche che venga mostrata un po’ di amita, un po’ di mistero, niente. We all love Japan. I also hate pseudo choruses, which Banana seemed to incorporate a lot.

Sadly, this Banana Yoshimoto failed my page test.

The brush with mortality also brings her to consider life and death, and she comes to realise that all things – friendships, relationships, families – are transient and fleeting. Every sequential chapter, distinctly out of joint with the previous, made me feel like I was floating out in the ether somewhere. Books by Banana Yoshimoto. The thing about Banana Yoshimoto’s books is that I feel like I’m being introduced into a real and raw, yet dreamy world.


However, she described what was happening in too many details that for several instances, I lost track of what she was saying. The title, ‘Amrita’, refers to concepts present in the Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist religions and is connected to the refreshment of the human soul from drinking a liquid, like the nectar of the Greek gods, which is vital for living.

Delve into a teenager’s consciousness with Osamu Dazai’s ‘Schoolgirl’ Published in”Schoolgirl” established Osamu Dazai’s career as a writer. Amrita by Banana Yoshimoto is one of those books that is a terror to summarize. Like a book you appreciate when you are in a certain state of mind. The story is supposed to be about the way life turns on itself; the ebb and flow of just living. To ask other readers questions about Amritaplease sign up.

I say, good for her! Read archived reviews of Japanese classics at jtimes. They are not for the casual reader or those looking to be entertained.

Mar 07, Tenma rated it did not like it Shelves: Of course, it’s virtually impossible to always live for the moment life has a nasty habit of getting in the waybut if you do look back, do so with joy, not regret. She added that she thought she might not ever write another book as lengthy as this one.


Bsnana is as strange as a dream, and also as charming as one, no matter if a beautiful vision or the worst nightmare.

Whenever she appears in public she eschews make-up and dresses simply. Of course, the reason why my opinion of the book this time is so different to when I read it a couple of years ago has a lot more to do with me than with the book.

Amrita by Banana Yoshimoto

The loss of memory enables Sakumi to look at the world around her through a new pair of eyes, and although she does regain her memory slowly, the lack of detail in her memory forces her to reconsider her relationships with people and places. Most of her characters here have special powers — telepathic, clairvoyant, visionaries, etc.

Some might argue that Yoshimoto’s story is too surreal, too fragmented, “too detailed” as a friend put it. Ma che caspita ti ridi cretina??

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Her amrit are mostly about a group of well to do young people who are intimately connected and share difficult and sad experiences.