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By David Karashima Elmer Luke | Comments: ( 127 ) | Date: ( Dec 07, 2019 )

11th March 2011 An earthquake occurring off the north eastern coast of Japan magnitude 9.0, duration six minutes unleashed a 50 foot tsunami that within fifteen minutes had slammed its way ashore, rushing inland six miles, crushing all in its path roads, airports, villages, trains, and buses and triggering the slow, inexorable leak of radiation from five nuclear p11th March 2011 An earthquake occurring off the north eastern coast of Japan magnitude 9.0, duration six minutes unleashed a 50 foot tsunami that within fifteen minutes had slammed its way ashore, rushing inland six miles, crushing all in its path roads, airports, villages, trains, and buses and triggering the slow, inexorable leak of radiation from five nuclear plants This was just the beginning The waves did not stop nor did the aftershocks, which were themselves rolling earthquakes of terrifying magnitude, nor did the danger from radiation, which was controlled incrementally, until the meltdown began One year on, the overwhelming sense of loss endures Life goes on, but life is not the same The writers in this collection seeks to explore the impact of this catastrophe through a variety of different means The pieces fiction and non fiction, poetry and manage reconceive the events of that day, imagine a future and a past, interpret dreams, impel purpose, pray for hope Specific in reference, universal in scope, these singular, heartfelt contributions by Yoko Ogawa, Ryu Murakami, Yoko Tawada, Kazumi Saeki and David Peace, among others comprise an artistic record of a disaster which raises questions for all of us who live in the modern world.


  • Title: March Was Made of Yarn
  • Author: David Karashima Elmer Luke
  • ISBN: 9781846556180
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments March Was Made of Yarn

  • Alison

    As is usual for any collection, some stories I liked, some I didn't. The title story "March Was Made of Yarn" (written by Mieko Kawakami and translated by Michael Emmerich) was a particular favourite, as was Hiromi Kawakami's reworking of a previously published story, "God Bless You", into a post-Fukushima version entitled "God Bless You, 2011". I read this over the summer, starting when I was in Natori at my mother-in law's. Everyday I walked the dog in the sports ground of the municipal gym ar [...]


  • Cheryl

    This collection of writing (fiction, non-fiction, poetry and manga) centres around the events of March 2011, the earthquake and tsunami that followed. Unfortunately, the collection is uneven. Some pieces are incredibly haunting and somber, some, including the piece that gives the book its title, did not capture me in any way. Could it be the translation or my lack of cultural understanding? Perhaps, but I think good literature crosses cultural boundaries and focuses on humanity at its core. My f [...]


  • Molly

    A collection of short stories, it is a quick read. The writing style was very new to me because it was originally written in Japanese. I think that's what's interesting is that it takes you into the minds of the Japanese - so you can understand better their reaction to the catastrophe. But, a lot are fiction and seem to relate little to the topic.


  • Mazohyst

    First: Imagine, for a moment, that you know nothing of what is happening here, or what is to come.Last: He believed the disaster was still to come.


  • Ellie

    Like all anthologies, there are going to be stories you love and some that you just don't care for. The collection is much more focused on the after rather than the actual events of March 2011. One thing I've always found Japanese writers do so well is making the mundane into something more. It just so happens that the earthquake, tsunami and resulting nuclear disaster taints this every day life now.We get two versions of God Bless You 2011, a walk with a bear in the Japanese countryside. One wa [...]


  • Nesa Sivagnanam

    'If you shut your eyes to a frightening sight, you end up being frightened forever," says a teenager amid the horror of the Great Kanto earthquake that struck Japan in 1923. "But if you look at everything straight on, then there is nothing to be afraid of." David Peace's story of the collapse of in the aftermath of disaster closes this collection of fiction grappling with the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear catastrophe that devastated north-eastern Japan a year ago.The Tohoku earthquake was film [...]


  • Sally Ito

    I'd been given this book awhile back from my brother-in-law but hadn't had a chance to read it. Since I was going to Japan again for the Japan Writers Conference, I decided to take this book for reading on the plane and to prepare myself for once more immersing myself into that culture. The book is an anthology and I liked most of the stories. Since I had just recently finished reading one of my short stories from my short story collection, Floating Shore (published 1998 by Mercury Press) to a c [...]


  • Signe Mehl

    "Lucky enough to be served gourmet meals on a daily basis, we grumble about the cooks above the sky.""Novelle"samling der tager udgangspunkt i jordskælvet og tsunamien i Japan i marts 2011, og hvordan disse naturkatastrofer kan ende op som et grundvilkår for den Japanske kultur. Og det er måske netop fordi at omdrejningspunktet er noget helt centralt i den Japanske kollektive bevidsthed, at der i gennemlæsningen tegner sig et meget oprigtigt og medrivende billede af moderne japansk litteratu [...]


  • Natalie (weneedhunny)

    This is my first short-story collection ever read. While some stories are rather cultural-specific, most of it really was just interesting and different perspectives on life and on humanity in general. Many of them could be interpreted in different ways, of course, but most leaving something behind. I particularly liked "The Charm", "Lulu", and "God Bless You, 2011", all of which I was tearing up while reading. I also have to say the introduction was very well-written, and the finale thing to ma [...]


  • Ainy Rainwater

    I was initially disappointed that Haruki Murakami wasn't included in this collection, however the stories (and a few poems) were so excellent and reminded me of his work so strongly that my disappointment changed to delight. Not that these are "delightful" stories: they are not. But if you like Murakami (as I do) you will probably like this collection. The book benefits ( via various charities) the ongoing relief efforts for those who were impacted by this catastrophe. Excellent and highly recom [...]


  • Kathryn

    Only six or seven of the seventeen pieces in this anthology of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry appealed to me, but it is a nice introduction to some of Japan's most celebrated modern writers. "The Island of Eternal Life" by Yoko Tawada, an expatriate who has lived in Germany since the early 1980s, paints a chilling picture of a possible future, while "The Charm" by Kiyoshi Shigematsu left me feeling homesick. Alas, most of the stories were outside my Western comprehension.


  • tamarack

    Though I didn't get to finish the entire collection, this book of short stories from Japan was amazing. Nice to branch out beyond Haruki Murakami (whom I quite like) into some equally quirky and talented writings. Highly recommended.


  • Melissa

    I thought that this book was very intriguing. There are many aspects of it that I can use within a social studies classroom and I feel that there is a lot of positive lessons that come from these reflections.


  • Patrick Carroll

    An interesting series if stories, some quite profound, some sad and some cultural, definitely worth reading.


  • Swissroll

    Some stories just flew over my head, but several were highly touching and enjoyable.


  • Kathleen

    so far hit and miss. Best story inside is Lulu. I am finished with it for now but actually skipped a few stories. I wanted to like it more.


  • Jessica Felton

    Saw this intriguing title at the library and gave it a go - thought it was a great collection of short stories on a thought provoking topic.


  • Noc Vvyne

    Wonderful book, beautifully written with surreal imagery in some stories, I love every one of them, highly recommended.


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