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The Resource The pine islands, Marion Poschmann ; translated by Jen Calleja

The pine islands, Marion Poschmann ; translated by Jen Calleja

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The pine islands
Title
The pine islands
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Marion Poschmann ; translated by Jen Calleja
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
When Gilbert Silvester, a journeyman lecturer on beard fashions in film, awakes one day from a dream that his wife has cheated on him, he flees - immediately, irrationally, inexplicably - for Japan. In Tokyo he discovers the travel writings of the great Japanese poet Basho. Suddenly, from Gilbert's directionless crisis there emerges a purpose: a pilgrimage in the footsteps of the poet to see the moon rise over the pine islands of Matsushima. Falling into step with another pilgrim - a young Japanese student called Yosa, clutching a copy of The Complete Manual of Suicide - Gilbert travels with Yosa across Basho's disappearing Japan, one in search of his perfect ending and the other the new beginning that will give his life meaning. The Pine Islands is a serene, playful, profoundly moving story of the transformations we seek and the ones we find along the way
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YDX
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1969-
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Poschmann, Marion
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the German
Literary form
novels
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bibliography
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Calleja, Jen
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  • Matsuo, Bashō
  • Suicidal behaviour
  • Self-actualisation (Psychology) in middle age
  • Men
  • Suicidal behaviour
  • Midlife crisis
  • Pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Japan
Label
The pine islands, Marion Poschmann ; translated by Jen Calleja
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Publication
Note
Translated from the German
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065141714
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9781788160919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1057648916
Label
The pine islands, Marion Poschmann ; translated by Jen Calleja
Publication
Note
Translated from the German
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065141714
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9781788160919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1057648916

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