The Japanese Lover

A breathtaking and absorbing novel set in Malaysia propelled by the superb storytelling instinct of the author of THE RICE MOTHER.

Author: Rani Manicka

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848946112

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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A breathtaking and absorbing novel set in Malaysia propelled by the superb storytelling instinct of the author of THE RICE MOTHER. Parvathi leaves her native Ceylon for Malaya and an arranged marriage to a wealthy businessman. But her father has cheated, supplying a different girl's photograph, and Kasu Marimuthu, furious, threatens to send her home in disgrace. Gradually husband and wife reach an accommodation and the naïve young girl learns to assume the air of sophisticated mistress of a luxurious estate. She even adopts his love child and treats Rubini as her own daughter - a generous act which is rewarded by a long-wished-for son. But it is a life without passion and Parvathi dreams of loving - and being loved - with complete abandon. When the Japanese invade Malaya in WW2, they requisition the estate. Marimuthu dies and Parvathi is forced to accept the protection of the Japanese general who has robbed her of her home. For the first time she experiences sexual ecstasy. And gradually, her sworn enemy becomes the lover she has always yearned for . . .

The Japanese Lover

Sweeping through time and spanning generations and continents, The Japanese Lover is written with the same keen understanding of her characters that Isabel Allende has been known for since her landmark first novel The House of the Spirits.

Author: Isabel Allende

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501117009

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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From New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende, “a magical and sweeping” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) love story and multigenerational epic that stretches from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during World War II. In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma Belasco’s parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the family’s Japanese gardener. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender love affair begins to blossom. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the two are cruelly pulled apart as Ichimei and his family—like thousands of other Japanese Americans—are declared enemies and forcibly relocated to internment camps run by the United States government. Throughout their lifetimes, Alma and Ichimei reunite again and again, but theirs is a love that they are forever forced to hide from the world. Decades later, Alma is nearing the end of her long and eventful life. Irina Bazili, a care worker struggling to come to terms with her own troubled past, meets the elderly woman and her grandson, Seth, at San Francisco’s charmingly eccentric Lark House nursing home. As Irina and Seth forge a friendship, they become intrigued by a series of mysterious gifts and letters sent to Alma, eventually learning about Ichimei and this extraordinary secret passion that has endured for nearly seventy years. Sweeping through time and spanning generations and continents, The Japanese Lover is written with the same keen understanding of her characters that Isabel Allende has been known for since her landmark first novel The House of the Spirits. The Japanese Lover is a moving tribute to the constancy of the human heart in a world of unceasing change.

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Publisher: Instaread Summaries

ISBN: 1944195572

Category: Fiction

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Instaread on The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende Preview: The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende is a novel that chronicles a forbidden but passionate romance that grows between two people over time, and how this relationship touches the lives of others over the course of several decades. Much of the book is set in San Francisco during and after World War II, when tensions were high between the United States and Japan and between Nazi Germany and European Jews; both conflicts impact the formation of the relationship at the heart of the novel. Irina Bazili is a young girl with no family and a dark past who comes to work at Lark House, a senior residence and home for convalescents. One of her patients is the vivacious screen printer Alma Belasco. Alma takes Irina under her wing as her assistant, and over time Irina comes to learn more about Alma and the reasoning behind some of her mysterious habits, such as disappearing for days at a time unannounced or receiving yellow envelopes and gardenias from anonymous senders… PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of The Japanese Lover: • Summary of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

Japan Aspects Destinies

THERE is the Japanese Home and thereare the institutions which it harbours.
Paradox being so ... The Japanese lover woos and marries in the fashionof
hisancestors, unblessed with revolutionary knowledge orthe means ofit. Here
isfood for ...

Author: Watson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136204113

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 196

First published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Flowers of Japan and the Art of Floral Arrangement

Whereas the Western amateur devotes his attention mainly to the blossoms , the
Japanese lover of flowers bestows his admiration on the whole character of the
plant or tree producing them . The rugged nature of the plum trunk , with its ...

Author: Josiah Conder

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Floral decoration

Page: 136

View: 534

This striking work, prepared through the enthusiasm of Professor Conder, who was Professor of Art and Architecture to the Japanese Government, is particularly important as it includes six woodblocks by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, deemed to be perhaps the finest print designer of the period (1839-1892) - a Kuniyoshi pupil who stands almost alone in expressing ukiyo-e vigor during the years of social, political and artistic upheaval.

Annual Report

Whereas the eastern amateur devotes his attention mainly to the blossoms , the
Japanese lover of flowers bestows his admiration on the whole character of the
plant or tree producing them . The rugged nature of the Plum trunk , with its
straight ...

Author: Minnesota. Bureau of Statistics

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Minnesota

Page:

View: 380




Lippincott s Monthly Magazine

FROM TROM the stand - point of the fine arts it matters very little whether object is
ancient or modern , foreign or domestic , so long as it is fine ; but it is a peculiarity
of the Japanese lover of fine arts to collect foreign and antique things . This is ...

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Category: American literature

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McBride s Magazine

FROM TROM the stand - point of the fine arts it matters very little whether an
object is ancient or modern , foreign or domestic , so long as it is fine ; but it is a
peculiarity of the Japanese lover of fine arts to collect foreign and antique things .

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Black and Blue

After she has spent the night with her Japanese lover, she looks at him asleep on
her bed, lying face down, in The New Hiroshima. His hand trembles slightly.
Suddenly and unexpectedly, she is transported back to the moment of the death
of ...

Author: Carol Mavor

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822352710

Category: Art

Page: 193

View: 109

In an exploration of one book and three films, themes including loss, regret, violence, and history are discussed in terms of the feeling of the colors black and blue.

British Architect

But the lecturer very strongly urged that Japanese art The main entrance to the
hall is from the large need not therefore be debased or stripped of its dis .
staircase , which is carried up to the roof , with a tinctive character . “ The
Japanese lover ...

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Category: Architecture

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The British Architect

But the lecturer very strongly urged that Japanese art The main entrance to the
hall is from the large need not therefore be debased or stripped of its dis
staircase , which is carried up to the roof , with a tinctive character . “ The
Japanese lover ...

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Category: Architecture

Page:

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Japonica

Your European florist — who masses together his roses , and gardenias , his
maiden - hair ferns and calla - lilies , surrounding them with a dish of green , and
an outer overcoat of lace paper - appears to the Japanese lover of flowers lower
 ...

Author: Sir Edwin Arnold

Publisher: New York : C. Scribner's Sons

ISBN:

Category: Japan

Page: 128

View: 216


The Floral Art of Japan

ITH the Japanese , the arrangement of cut flowers in vessels of various kinds has
become a decorative art of ... Whereas the Western amateur devotes his attention
mainly to the blossoms , the Japanese lover of flowers extends his admiration ...

Author: Josiah Conder

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Flower arrangement

Page: 142

View: 313


Japan and the Japanese

They accept the offer, and head a solemn procession, which goes from street to
street, to the lover's door. In vain does he, hidden behind his panels, turn a deaf
ear; he is at length obliged to yield to the importunities of the besieging crowd; ...

Author: Aimé Humbert

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110808107X

Category: History

Page: 404

View: 543

The 1874 English translation of a Swiss diplomat's well-illustrated description of life under the Tokugawa shogunate in its final years.

Book News

The American addition to works of reference but in edu hero falls in love with a
Japanese girl . The cation the support for them is so small that American heroine
refuses a Japanese lover like the most useful “ College Year Book , " before she ...

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Category: American literature

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The Classical Poetry of the Japanese

Oh! he my prince, that left my side O'er the twain Lover Hills 'J' to roam, Saying
that in far Kishiu's tide He'd hunt for pearls to bring them home, When will he
come? With trembling hope I hie me to the busy street To ask the evening
horoscope, ...

Author: Basil Hall Chamberlain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136393447

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

View: 101

Published in 2000, The Classical Poetry of the Japanese is a valuable contribution to the field of Asian Studies.

100 Poems from the Japanese

The Ise Monogatari purports to be based upon his diaries, but it is more likely a
largely fictional romance developed by imagining situations for his poems. He is
the legendary great lover of Japanese literature and there are several plays and
 ...

Author:

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811223787

Category: Poetry

Page: 140

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It is remarkable that any Westerner—even so fine a poet as Kenneth Rexroth—could have captured in translation so much of the subtle essence of classic Japanese poetry: the depth of controlled passion, the austere elegance of style, the compressed richness of imagery. The poems are drawn chiefly from the traditional Manyoshu, Kokinshu and Hyakunin Isshu collections, but there are also examplaes of haiku and other later forms. The sound of the Japanese texts i reproduced in Romaji script and the names of the poets in the calligraphy of Ukai Uchiyama. The translator's introduction gives us basic background on the history and nature of Japanese poetry, which is supplemented by notes on the individual poets and an extensive bibliography.