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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. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Chris Ziesler
I love go and was looking forward to reading a book about go that even non players liked :)
However, I found the book to be rather boring. Read more
Written in the early days of WWII, this autumnal biography is based upon a real person. The Master, who always plays white and never loses, is regarded as superhuman and an emblem... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jeffrey Huntington
I got this book a couple of years ago. I just love it. I am happy to see Kindle finaly got it. Being a lover of the game of Go, or igo as it is known in Japan, I really get into... Read morePublished 8 months ago by eric v. c. carlson
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... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Allan H. Clark
It's an absolutely enthralling tale about a single game of go. It is also the tale of changing traditions in a country that reveres excellence. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Gary Freed
Shortly after I'd caught wind of a game called "Go" I discovered "The Master of "Go" by Kawabata.
I was immediately taken by the games' eloquent simplicity in principle,... Read more
In this novel, a masterful Kawabata describes the game of go between Shusai and Otake in 1938, which was the last game Shusai, the old master, ever played. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Sebastian Fernandez