Toddler-Hunting and Other Stories

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9780811213912: Toddler-Hunting and Other Stories

"A sense of unease permeates this disturbing and exceptional collection of stories centered on unhappy women in postwar Japan...," wrote Publishers WeeklyWorld Literature Today proclaimed: "Reminiscent of Flannery O’Connor’s works, Kono’s stories explore the dark, terrifying side of human nature that manifests itself in antisocial behavior." Toddler-Hunting & Other Stories introduces to American readers a startlingly original voice. Winner of most of Japan’s top literary prizes for fiction, Kono Taeko writes with a disquieting and strange beauty, always foregrounding what Choice called "the great power of serious, indeed shocking events." In the title story, the protagonist loathes young girls, but she compulsively buys expensive clothes for little boys so that she can watch them dress and undress. The impersonal gaze Kono Taeko turns on this behavior transfixes the reader with a fatal question: What are we hunting for? And why? Now available in paperback for the first time, Toddler-Hunting & Other Stories should fascinate any reader interested in Japanese literature––or in the growing world of transgressive fiction.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Japanese

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An intriguing new voice is introduced in this selection of Kono Taeko's stories written in the 1960s....All the stories display a highly developed visual sense that gives them a cinematic quality and may remind readers of the work of other Japanese authors, such as Abe Kobe. -- Booklist, 15 February 1996

At once the most carnally direct and the most lucidly intelligent woman writing in Japan. -- Kenzaburo Oe, author of "An Echo of Heaven"

Reminiscent of Flannery O'Connor's works, Kono Taeko's disquieting stories explore the dark side of human nature with an original voice and a strange, powerful beauty. -- Translation Review, July 1999

Reminiscent of Flannery O'Connor's works, Kono's stories explore the dark, terrifying side of human nature that manifests itself in antisocial behavior. -- World Literature Today

Taeko's intimate descriptions of unhappy relationships are not only unexpectedly frank, but often genuinely shocking. -- The Boston Review

The stories are beautifully written... -- Calyx, Theresa Brown, Winter 2000/2001

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