Monday, May 25, 2015

On Kawabata Yasunari's "Pomegranate" (Zakuro; 1945)

Tomorrow is Open Campus; I have to give two lectures in Japanese to 80 potential children-clients and their parents; I have 40-min to teach the basics of reading narrative (see 13 points:; for a sample text, I chose the shortest story I could find:Kawabata Yasunari's "Pomegranate" (Zakuro; 1945); I just realized, however, that this story might not be so appropriate, as it is about a teenage girl's discovery of her recently-ripened vagina, as symbolized by the "pomegranate" fruit that she plucks from the tree and shares with her (prospective?) boyfriend before he goes off to war。


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