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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I adapted the diagram and took kawwabatano hane-tsugi” from Kitani’s commentary. As a young prodigy Cho had been the student of none other than Kitani and, with his victory, many in the go community breathed a sigh of relief. Would be nice to read through. I’ve just read the book. English Choose a language for shopping.

I guess it would be easy for a reader of the Western world to say that Kawabata’s book is not much more than a slightly fictionalised record of a game that lasted 6 months and was split into several sessions, where two adversaries played and the country silently observed until the Master of Go finally lost and his much younger opponent took the laurel, which, by the way, we are told straight at the onset.

Could it be that Seidensticker didn’t like the technical, un-ambiguous “extend” or even “push” and prefered “swim”? The book does include diagrams of the game as it progresses, though — go students still study this game as one of the classics.

Il maestro di Go

I do know that there was at elast one change that Dowsey wanted that was not made regarding oyogu. Unsourced material may be challenged and kawabbata. The swallow is flying, the epoch is dying. It’s a chronicle-novel, it’s faction, it’s creative non-fiction, it’s a non-fiction novel There, Otake’s started at R while the Master’s followed at R-4 p.


Kawabata, who was about 5k level I HolIgor guess, understood that the shape was bad, so he explained the fact by the unwillingness of the Master to give in any point in a match that was so close. Also, Kitani pointed out elsewhere that afteris not sente. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: It is not what might be called a game of moves, as chess and checkers Rather than rushing to acquire the game of Go, I am inclined to acquire further works by this great Japanese author and loose myself for a few hours in the imaginary world painted by him.

If there is any other translation out there, please give me a note – for my collection of translations that I am editing in the Japanese Wikipedia version of http: So, from whence comes the drama and conflict in this slow, thoughtful game? Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Tre ore e mezza solo per decidere se “saltare” o “nuotare”. Hushour rated it really liked it. I assume that the Yellow Jersey Press edition is identical to the original one from Knopf maestto except for the typos. Kawabata uses the actual game record in his storytelling, a recreation of which you can access here.

I found myself surprised when I reached the last page. Another crucial plot point involves the use of the rules to get more thinking time in between sessions. One conducted the battle only to win, and there was no margin for remembering the dignity ce the fragrance of Go as an art.

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Family had a higher priority in life for Otake. Is the art of the game that creates martyrs of its soldiers? A letting go, not a straight forward one, when a young player sticks to his guns to ensure that the Master is not able to get away with abuse of his power, prestige and guile, but instead unsettles the Master and defeat him but canny use of the new rules.

In Japan, it became the pursuit of warriors and the aristocracy from as early as the 8th century. The game, as actually played in real life, lasted moves, and is documented in the book by means of diagrams. There’s a clash between old and new, tradition and modernity, rules and rebellion. Yet though the “story” is merely an account of a go game and the kawbaata social manuevering surrounding itthere is a slow building of tension to a climax no less satisfying for your knowing how gk ends.

Published May 28th by Vintage first published Three and a half hours deciding whether to jump or to swim. Anyone who knows anything about the game can see immediately that Kawabata was a decent player.

Kawabata’s Master of Go at Sensei’s Library

You just learn that the Master was arbitrary and Otake was Kawabata’s writing can be seen either in terms of Japanese aesthetics or Western existentialism and as such should have something to offer to all of us. Met tekeningen van het verloop van de langdurige kamp, voor wie die wil naspelen. Kitani’s friend Go Seigen was just one victim of this practice.