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Any information on this book?

Postby chi » Mon 11.27.2006 6:27 pm

I recently bought a book in Japanese to help further my studies and although I can make out some of the actual text inside, I can't figure out the front (my kanji skills are poor :(), which means that I have no idea who it is by and cannot find out much about it. A competent translation of the blurb would also be helpful, here are some scans:
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RE: Any information on this book?

Postby coco » Mon 11.27.2006 7:09 pm

I typed a blurb from your images so that some one could help you easier.
( He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1994.)

The blurb
森に火を放つ! 木を守るための、村の女たちの奇想天外な
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RE: Any information on this book?

Postby clay » Mon 11.27.2006 8:32 pm

I would suggest shelving that book and getting a simpler reader to go along with where you are in your textbook. Then, a few years later, once you make good progress with kanji, pull it out again.

I actually did this very same thing. I found a novel when I first started out at a used bookstore. I don't know how they got a Japanese book! Of course I was eager to tear into it, but I quickly found out it was way too much for me.
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