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Ogawa, Yōko 1962-

Overview
Works: 202 works in 909 publications in 17 languages and 7,451 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Horror fiction  Film adaptations  Drama  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee
Classifications: PL858.G37, 895.635
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Most widely held works by Yōko Ogawa
The housekeeper and the professor by Yōko Ogawa( Book )

72 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 1,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"He is a brilliant math Professor with a peculiar problem -- ever since a traumatic head injury, he has lived with only eighty minutes of short-term memory. She is an astute young Housekeeper, with a ten-year-old son, who is hired to care for him. And every morning, as the Professor and the Housekeeper are introduced to each other anew, a strange and beautiful relationship blossoms between them. Though he cannot hold memories for long (his brain is like a tape that begins to erase itself every eighty minutes), the Professor's mind is still alive with elegant equations from the past. And the numbers, in all of their articulate order, reveal a sheltering and poetic world to both the Housekeeper and her young son. The Professor is capable of discovering connections between the simplest of quantities -- like the Housekeeper's shoe size -- and the universe at large, drawing their lives ever closer and more profoundly together, even as his memory slips away."--Publisher description
Hotel Iris by Yōko Ogawa( Book )

36 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young hotel clerk Mari is drawn to a widowed translator suspected of killing his wife, who initiates her into a dark realm of pleasure and pain, a world that she embraces even more than the translator
Mīna no kōshin by Yōko Ogawa( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Après le décès de son père, alors que sa mère doit s'éloigner pour parfaire sa formation professionnelle, la petite Tomoko est reçue pour un an chez son oncle et sa tante
Ninshin karendā by Yōko Ogawa( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depuis le début de la grossesse de sa soeur, la narratrice consigne dans un journal les moindres transformations physiques de la future mère. Et quand celle-ci, passé la période des nausées, retrouve un appétit vorace, elle s'empresse de lui préparer des marmelades de pamplemousses, dont elle la régale et la gave à plaisir
The housekeeper and the professor : a novel by Yōko Ogawa( Recording )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He is a brilliant math Professor with a peculiar problem-ever since a traumatic head injury; he has lived with only eighty minutes of short-term memory. She is an astute young Housekeeper-with a ten-year-old son-who is hired to care for the Professor. And every morning, as the Professor and the Housekeeper are introduced to each other anew, a strange and beautiful relationship blossoms between them
Petits oiseaux roman by Yōko Ogawa( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the lives and relationship of two brothers: the elder who cannot speak but only chirps like a bird, and the younger who can understand him. After the elder's death, the younger becomes known as "the little father of the little birds"
Revenge : eleven dark tales by Yōko Ogawa( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman goes into a bakery to buy a strawberry cream tart. The place is immaculate but there is no one serving so she waits. Another customer comes in. The woman tells the new arrival that she is buying her son a treat for his birthday. Every year she buys him his favourite cake; even though he died in an accident when he was six years old. From this beginning Yoko Ogawa weaves a dark and beautiful narrative that pulls together a seemingly disconnected cast of characters. In the tradition of classical Japanese poetic collections, the stories in Revenge are linked through recurring images and motifs, as each story follows on from the one before while simultaneously introducing new characters and themes. Filled with breathtaking images, Ogawa provides us with a slice of life that is resplendent in its chaos, enthralling in its passion and chilling in its cruelty
Amours en marge by Yōko Ogawa( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une jeune femme se réveille dans un étrange silence le matin où son mari la quitte. Ses oreilles lui font mal, elle croit devenir sourde. Elle entend tout de façon démesurée, y compris le bourdonnement de sa mémoire dans lequel elle va retrouver les traces de son premier amour. Le personnage de ce roman de 1991 reviendra sous les traits de la vieille dame du "Musée du silence" écrit en 2003
Neko o daite zō to oyogu by Yōko Ogawa( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In einem ausrangierten Bus wird ein kleiner Junge vom Hausmeister des städtischen Busdepots in die Geheimnisse des Schachs eingeweiht. Der Mann hat sofort das aussergewöhnliche Talent des Jungen erkannt, der am besten spielt, wenn er unter dem Schachbrett sitzt - ohne die Figuren vor sich zu haben, ohne seinem Gegner in die Augen zu sehen, in Gedanken bei einem Elefanten, mit dem er befreundet ist. Jedoch wird ihm aufgrund dieser Angewohnheit der Beitritt in den örtlichen Schachklub verwehrt. Er darf nur einen Schachautomaten bedienen, der die Gesichtszüge des berühmten Grossmeisters Alexander Alexandrowitsch Aljechin trägt. Im Inneren des Automaten, eingezwängt zwischen Hebeln und Knöpfen, treibt der Junge seine Kunst zur Vollendung. Doch dann kommt es zu einem verhängnisvollen Zwischenfall ... Yoko Ogawa hat einen hinreissenden Roman über eine aussergewöhnliche Freundschaft geschrieben - und über den Zauber des Schachspielens. Yoko Ogawa gilt als eine der wichtigsten japanischen Autorinnen ihrer Generation. Für ihr umfangreiches Werk wurde sie mit vielen Literaturpreisen ausgezeichnet, zuletzt mit dem Tanizaki-Jun'ichiro-Preis. Für ihren Roman "Das Geheimnis der Eulerschen Formel" erhielt sie den begehrten Yomiuri-Preis. Bei Liebeskind erschienen u.a. die Romane "Hotel Iris", "Das Museum der Stille" und "Das Ende des Bengalischen Tigers". Yoko Ogawa lebt mit ihrer Familie in der Präfektur Hyogo
Hitojichi no rōdokukai by Yoko Ogawa( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cristallisation secrète by Yōko Ogawa( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A deft and dark Orwellian novel about the terrors of state surveillance, from the acclaimed author of The Housekeeper and the Professor On an unnamed island off an unnamed coast, things are disappearing. First, animals and flowers. Then objects--ribbons, bells, photographs. Then, body parts. Most of the island's inhabitants fail to notice these changes, while those few imbued with the power to recall the lost objects live in fear of the mysterious 'memory police,' who are committed to ensuring that the disappeared remain forgotten. When a young novelist realizes that more than her career is in danger, she hides her editor beneath her floorboards, and together, as fear and loss close in around them, they cling to literature as the last way of preserving the past. Part allegory, part literary thriller, The Memory Police is a stunning new work from one of the most exciting contemporary authors writing in any language"--
Wu ming zhi de biao ben by Yōko Ogawa( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'envoûtement et le fétichisme hantent ce récit étrange et fascinant (1994)
Une parfaite chambre de malade : suivi de La désagrégation du papillon : nouvelles by Yōko Ogawa( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intimisme et fine psychologie caractérisent ces deux nouvelles. La première a pour héroïne une jeune fille qui assiste son frère mourant et vit une passion avec un médecin; la seconde met en scène une jeune femme enceinte qui place sa grand-mère amnésique et sénile dans un hospice. [SDM]
Les tendres plaintes by Yōko Ogawa( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruriko est calligraphe. Fuyant les infidélités de son mari, elle part s'installer seule en pleine montagne, dans le chalet de ses parents. Elle rencontre Nitta, pianiste reconverti dans la fabrication de clavecins. L'histoire d'une femme en crise entre deux amours, entre deux vies
L'annulaire = The ring finger by Diane Bertrand( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being fired from her job at a lemonade bottling plant, Iris moves to a port town in search of work. She happens upon a secretarial position at a laboratory where a perplexing scientist specializes in the preservation of personal mementos. Iris gradually engages in a disturbing love affair with her enigmatic employer
La bénédiction inattendue : récits by Yoko Ogawa( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sept nouvelles autour de l'écriture, de la naissance des romans ou l'origine des histoires parfois issues de l'enfance des écrivains. Dans un train, une jeune femme raconte l'histoire de son petit frère à une autre femme qui décide de l'écrire, les talents d'écriture d'une petite fille mal-aimée par sa mère sont encouragés par l'employée de maison, une romancière parle avec un de ses lecteurs
Instantanés d'ambre : roman by Yōko Ogawa( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman fantastique
Les paupières by Yōko Ogawa( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in French and Japanese and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans ce recueil de nouvelles, l'auteure explore l'angoisse des insomnies : une petite fille suit un vieil homme sur son île où vit un petit hamster sans paupières ; dans un avion, un homme d'une trentaine d'années révèle à sa voisine, une jeune Japonaise, les pouvoirs des histoires à sommeil ; une jeune femme part seule en voyage pour fuir ses insomnies
Genkō zeromai nikki by Yōko Ogawa( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuscrit Zéro est une esquisse, une ambiance, de jolis traits ... sur l'univers intime de l'auteur
Das Museum der Stille by Yōko Ogawa( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ever since 11 years old, the old woman has been collecting items from deceased people's estates. She wants to have a 'silent museum' to display these items. No matter how the deceased died, if the item worths any monetary value, every item tells a story"--Provided by vendor
 
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Alternative Names
Ogava, Joko

Ogaṿah, Yoḳo 1962-

Ogawa, Y.

Ogawa, Yōko

Ogawa, Yôko 1962-

Ogkaoya, Gyoko

Yōko Ogawa

Yōko, Ogawa 1962-

Yōko Ogawa écrivaine japonaise

Yōko Ogawa escritora japonesa

Yōko Ogawa Jaapani kirjanik

Yoko Ogawa Japanese writer

Yōko Ogawa japanische Schriftstellerin

Yoko Ogawa Japans romanschrijfster

Yōko Ogawa scrittrice giapponese

Ογκαουα, Γυοκο

Огава, Ёко

אוגוה, יוקו 1962-

אוגווה, יוקו 1962-

يوكو أوغاوا كاتبة يابانية

یوکو اوگاوا

یوکو اوگاوا نویسنده ژاپنی

소천양자 1962-

오가와, 여코

오가와 요코

オガワ, ヨウコ

オガワ, ヨウコ 1962-

小川 洋子 1962-....

小川洋子 1962-

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