Autofiction has ratings and 79 reviews. Edward said: Have you ever read a book and liked it but not known exactly why you like it? That’s kinda where. Snakes and Earrings (Originally published in Japan as Hebi ni Piasu). May 19, by Hitomi Kanehara and David Karashima. Autofiction [Hitomi Kanehara, David James Karashima] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Rin is twenty-two, with a troubled adolescence.

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Translated by Bradley, Dan. I thought of how I had no real possessions, no emotional ties, no hatred.

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The author finds no answers. That’s how our narrator Rin thinks of it, anyway. I can’t pin down the exact spot though, as I was mostly skimming by this point.

Kanehara was 19 when she wrote this, a short novella of just 80 pages of three people pulling each other down into co-dependancy, alcohol and consensual violence, and it shows. Hitoji also wants a unique tattoo and asks Shiba to design it.

A VERY interesting part to me was the section describing her job as a “companion,” where she had to “play the part of a pleasant, polite Japanese girl”: Who will she have to fuck to survive on the fringes of the red light district?


But Shah’s nothing compared to Gato, the guy Rin shacked up with when she was Apr 23, Bjorn rated it liked it Shelves: I was introduced to Hitomi Kanehara at an author event with Melvin Burgess.

And this is not good. Instead, the same patterns repeat all the way down. If you want a protagonist who’s so emotionally damaged, this book’s definitely for you. So consider yourself informed! Since Kanehara herself is a high school drop-out who spent kaneyara time leading a hard-knock life, it was inevitable that people would view Snakes Hitomi Kanehara shot to fame in Japan with her debut novel, Snakes and Earringswhich won the prestigious Akutagawa prize while she was just 20 years old she is, I suspect, a partial inspiration for Konoha Inoue in Mizuki Nomura’s Book Girl series.


Sep 07, Bernadette rated it really liked it.

Snakes and Earrings

She suffers terrible during it because she such young girl! In fact, it is a void literature which it’s self-caricature.

In fact, some people don’t even bother going through the whole pierce-and-tie process at all – they just slice their tongue in two with a scalpel As for me, I knew that no matter what else, the dragon and Kirin on my back would always be with me.

This also caused a few problems with the development and connection to the characters – none were fully introduced, no details were ever truly exchanged about any of them. Then a lot of boring shit happens, the girl wants a tattoo, she keeps stretching the knaehara out of her tongue, blahblah. I can’t help but feel the book was too short for the story.

Some of the issues raised hit home for me: With no new works in the last eight years, she keeps a low profile and her media interviews since are as rare as Greek tax compliance. I’m talking about tattoos, piercings, sex, alcohol, drugs, self mutilation Lui, self destruction and depression As my friend pointed out, Lui is possibly suffering from depression.

I dont understand it. Open Preview See a Problem? Kimiyo Naka Learn More in these related Britannica articles: Jul 06, Emma Louise rated it did not like it Shelves: The author is an incredibly hot year old from Japan “the youngest author ever to win Japan’s prestigious Akutagawa Prize”This book is fairly raunchy, which I don’t have a problem with.


Considering this won prestigious awards in Japan, I’m assuming the English translator should be shot figuratively speaking. She needs a tongue just like his. Tokyo, city and capital of Tokyo to metropolis and of Japan. Was hltomi review just “powerful She is succesful, rich and pretty, she loves nice and handsome rich succesful young man Shin who deeply loves her and marry her.

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Autofiction by Hitomi Kanehara

Well this story will rivet you and involve you so effectively, kanebara even after you’re done reading, you will still be so overwhelmed by your sympathetic feelings kanehaa the characters, and you will not soon forget. Monika, ianehara you are reading this review, it is for you: Reading Food in Modern Japanese Literature. I see it in my students’ work, “The Vegetarian,” “Normal People” yes in the case of these two novels it’s a ‘key’ element to the girl’s character My favourite thing about this book was how much it made me laugh.

What did she find so attractive about him? Unlike Kanehara’s ground-breaking, brilliant, blood-curling debut Snakes and Earrings which was magnificent in its darkness, Autofiction just reads like a failed experiment in non-linear storytelling. The genre of auto fiction is defined as a fictional autobiography, or an autobiography with fictional elements.

At the very least they seem to be getting paid to fuck these men. Navigating contradiction in narrative and visual culture. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

You read that correctly – her cunt.

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