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"This novel is one of modern literature's greatest, most poignant elegies" Washington Post "Kawabata's narrative spirals through the book's events in ruminative glides and turns... There is a kind of low-key daring, an austere, autumnal nobility, in Kawabata's tale" Time "An archetypal saga... there are storms and landscapes as cool, as luminous, as any in Japanese paintings and woodcuts" The New Yorker --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Even though "The Go Master" is a story of Shusei Mejin's last game between Shusei Mejin and Otake. However, I think, in this book, the story line is a mixture of Shusei Meijin vs... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Steve Sun
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. Read morePublished 10 months ago by pineywoods85
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 13 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 17 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 19 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 19 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 20 months ago by Gary Freed