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The Bear and the Paving Stone A Japanese man, far from home, travels the countryside of Normandy with a friend talking about war, literature, and everything in between As his ideas of his life become entangled with his personal writing, the pangs of his past and his half forgotten memories overlap and threaten his peaceOwing a debt to French writers from La Fontaine to Proust, the three fable like tales in The Bear and the Paving Stone are stories of loss, memory and a longing to belong


10 thoughts on “The Bear and the Paving Stone

  1. says:

    This is a difficult book to assess as I am still considering what I think about it That, in itself, is usually a good thing The three stories all consider the fluidity of the worlds of thought, time, memoriesall of these important mental con


  2. says:

    This is a collection three very good short stories covering many different topics They were interesting and engaging and I would like to readfrom this author.


  3. says:

    3.5 stars, rounded up.A small collection of three stories These stories are so quiet, it s easy to think they re insubstantial No drama and no plot these are like whispers, or the sound of waves as they recede from the shore It was a bit like


  4. says:

    Three short stories about memory, travel, longing and language I really enjoyed all three of the stories in this collection, and will look out forof Horie s work.The title tale, The Bear and the Paving Stone is beautifully told Set in Northern


  5. says:

    In the course of under 200 pages, Horie ties several threads together that would seem to have no connection, but such is the globalized world that a Japanese student studying in Paris has such a fertile mind that makes this possible Our narrator


  6. says:

    Yeah I quite liked these three short stories They had something to them I was surprised to see that the translator is a former colleague of mine, too While the stories were good, and I enjoyed the translation, I must say that there were quite a f


  7. says:

    What a strange dream like world Toshiyuki Horie has created in these three stories I came across this book entirely by chance, but what caught my eye was that the publishers are Pushkin Press, which a friend of mine loves So, my friend and I start


  8. says:

    The first novella revolved on a reminiscing memories but the way the plot developed was a bit plain, nothing compelling It was dreamy and melodrama, a talk and snippet of literature which I think this part wasof author s admiration towards Littr I


  9. says:

    Lovely, deeply humane stories There s not much in the way of literary fireworks here and those looking for something innovative or showy will be disappointed although the first story does have some clever linguistic and historical surprises up its d


  10. says:

    The Bear and the Paving Stone, by Toshiyuki Horie translated by Geraint Howells , is a collection of three stories by this award winning Japanese author The titular tale takes up the bulk of the book and tells of a visit to France where the narrator


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