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one of the fundamental rules

“An entomologist must concentrate his whole attention within a radius of about three yards around his feet. And it is one of the fundamental rules that he should not have the sun at his back. 35 more words


vaguely disappointed

“Naturally, everyone at first imagined that a woman was involved. But his wife, or at least the woman he lived with, announced that the object of his trip had been to collect insect specimens. 32 more words


jealous as a teacher

“Rarely will you meet anyone so jealous as a teacher. Year after year students tumble along like the waters of a river. They flow away, and only the teacher is left behind, like some deeply buried rock at the bottom of the current. 62 more words


only a silhouette

“Suddenly she became a silhouette cut out from its background. A man of twenty is sexually aroused by a thought. A man of forty is sexually aroused on the surface of his skin. 24 more words


Reading Reviews: The Woman in the Dunes

Three years ago I read a book from my school library that I’ve been searching for ever since. I could order it online, but I’m too lazy to make a bank account for that. 376 more words

Opinion Pieces

Films: 砂の女 (The Woman in the Dunes)

(Note: I’m spending some time during the inter-semester break catching up on unseen films and unread books & articles, and will be using this space to get some thoughts about them down on paper .) 957 more words


unbecoming humility

“—This unbecoming humility again. There’s no need for you to think of writers as something special. If you write, you’re a writer, aren’t you?”

— Kobo Abe, The Woman in the Dunes