The Master of Go is a novel by the Japanese author Yasunari Kawabata, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in The novel was first published . El maestro de Go. Front Cover. Yasunari Kawabata. Emecé, Author Yasunari Kawabata was born in Osaka, Japan on June 14, He experienced. El Maestro de Go by Yasunari Kawabata, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Hushour rated it really liked it. Therefore it modifies the predicate i. White for the Master.

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We can see how they start the decisive match on the chess-like Go board denoted by lines row and letters A-T across. I adapted the diagram and took “no hane-tsugi” from Kitani’s commentary. ComiXology Kaaabata of Digital Comics. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

The Master of Go by Yasunari Kawabata

View all 24 comments. After a diagonal and connection on White’s part at Mafstro and F, he said, ‘White need not respond as the Master did with even to Black’sbut could defend himself at H Does anyone have the full SGF of this game or know in which collection it could be found?

Delve into a teenager’s consciousness with Osamu Dazai’s ‘Schoolgirl’ Published in”Schoolgirl” established Osamu Dazai’s career as a writer. Thanks, Bill – can anyone shed any light on other changes to the translation?.

It is inconceivable that he would not have been familiar with all the details of the earlier game between Go Seigen and Shusai, where Shusai had behaved in a far more underhand way than Kitani ever did.

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Kawabata uses the actual game record in his storytelling, a recreation of which you can access here. Articles needing additional references from May All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata Wikipedia articles with GND identifiers.

This book is hard to recommend, there is just not enough action, not enough dramatics for the distracted Western mind to immediately like it. In any case, ” In addition to a detailed commentary on the moves the book discusses the historical context of the game and the various translations that have been published. Jan 01, Riku Sayuj rated it really liked it Shelves: A newspaper, the Tokyo Nichinichi Shimbun, now called the Mainichi Shimbun, had sponsored the competition to spur sales and sent Kawabata — then 30 years away from winning the Nobel Prize — to report on it.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. And keeping in mind that not being Japanese, not being a master go player, and reading a translation, you’re really seeing third-hand ripples reflected through a fuzzy lens. I couldn’t finish the Wikipedia article on the game of Go. There is also a great deal of profiling of the two men. The master was a man obsessed. Did Kawabata intend Kitani to make a kind of word play? For example, Gena Sosonko is not as good, but it’s not ridiculous either to compare him with Kawabata.

Its just a game; get over it! Shusai did kxwabata a name a successor–instead, he bequeathed the name Honinbo to the Japan Go Association. Thanks to Stuart Dowsey, the mistake was corrected. This appears to be an infinitesimal difference in chilled goa very subtle point. As multiple conflicts rage simultaneously in different areas, timing becomes critical and moves take on various flavors. It’s a quintessentially Japanese book, but I found the translation quite accessible.


It has been explored and improvised by the Japanese societal mores for more than 12oo years to be an important artistic heritage e the Japanese cultural territory. Jan 20, Tyler Jones rated it really liked it Shelves: He had forms down well enough, but he had a way of playing thoughtlessly, without really putting himself into the game.

YouTube has videos of people explaining how to play Go, so that is what I watched to prepare myself for this book. A different defensive move was better kawabatw his opinion. It’s a very literary novel and if you don’t like Japanese literature, you probably won’t like this book.

El Maestro de Go

The attitudes of the players softened over time. Aug 18, Marina Vesta rated it it was ok Shelves: Government patronage ended with the Edo Periodbut some of the old schools persisted. Yes, I just spoiled the ending, but it’s pretty much given How does a book about a go game win the Nobel Prize for Literature?