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Memoirs of a Polar Bear
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Memoirs of a Polar Bear (Paperback)

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Three bears.





The first, a diligent memoirist whose unlikely success forces her to flee Soviet Russia.





The second, her daughter, a skilled dancer in an East Berlin circus.





The third, Knut, a baby bear born and raised in Berlin Zoo at the beginning of the 21st century.





Here, then, is the enchanting story of three extraordinary bears, brought to life by one of Japan's most inventive and dazzling novelists.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Granta Books Publication Date: 02/11/2017 ISBN-13: 9781846276323  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Yoko Tawada was born in Tokyo in 1960, moved to Hamburg when she was twenty-two, and then to Berlin in 2006. She writes in both Japanese and German, and has published several books-stories, novels, poems, plays, essays-in both languages. She has received numerous awards for her writing including the Akutagawa Prize, the Kleist-Prize, the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize, the Tanizaki Prize, and the Goethe Medal. New Directions publishes her story collections Where Europe Begins (with a Preface by Wim Wenders) and Facing the Bridge, and her novel of Catherine Deneuve obsession, The Naked Eye.

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This is a work of strange and haunting brilliance: a meditation on the human and the animal (and the human animal), a searing critique (and sometimes celebration) of humanity (human nature, human kind), and a richly written novel (memoir) of jawdropping beauty and inventiveness. Read it and you may find, as I did, a small bear curled forevermore in the warmest corner of your heart.

Marion, Charing Cross Road

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 06/04/2018

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