WorldCat Identities

Cihi, Julian

Overview
Works: 3 works in 8 publications in 2 languages and 47 library holdings
Genres: Fiction 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PL862.A85, 895.635
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Julian Cihi
The emissary by Yoko Tawada( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yoko Tawada's new novel is a breathtakingly light-hearted meditation on mortality and fully displays what Rivka Galchen has called her "brilliant, shimmering, magnificent strangeness"Japan, after suffering from a massive irreparable disaster, cuts itself off from the world. Children are so weak they can barely stand or walk: the only people with any get-go are the elderly. Mumei lives with his grandfather Yoshiro, who worries about him constantly. They carry on a day-to-day routine in what could be viewed as a post-Fukushima time, with all the children born ancient--frail and gray-haired, yet incredibly compassionate and wise. Mumei may be enfeebled and feverish, but he is a beacon of hope, full of wit and free of self-pity and pessimism. Yoshiro concentrates on nourishing Mumei, a strangely wonderful boy who offers "the beauty of the time that is yet to come."A delightful, irrepressibly funny book, The Emissary is filled with light. Yoko Tawada, deftly turning inside-out "the curse," defies gravity and creates a playful joyous novel out of a dystopian one, with a legerdemain uniquely her own
The woman in the dunes by Kōbō Abe( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Woman in the Dunes, by celebrated writer and thinker Kobo Abe, combines the essence of myth, suspense and the existential novel. After missing the last bus home following a day trip to the seashore, an amateur entomologist is offered lodging for the night at the bottom of a vast sand pit. But when he attempts to leave the next morning, he quickly discovers that the locals have other plans. Held captive with seemingly no chance of escape, he is tasked with shoveling back the ever-advancing sand dunes that threaten to destroy the village. His only companion is an odd young woman. Together their fates become intertwined as they work side by side at this Sisyphean task
Aki jurian furansesu no hōmumeido eikaiwa( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
スィーヒ, ジュリアン

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