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My experience with Kawabata is a circuitous road.

Open Preview See a Problem? The Master of Go is a beautiful and sad novel. Chcker draw waves, attacks, idea.

As a true artist sculpting the Go art, the Master resisted from judging the persona of the opponent as it perverted the sanctity of the game. You have to read this book to understand what it’s really like. Some even thought it obliquely was about the USA vs. Uragami contradicts the play of contiguity by illustrating a breakage brought by modernity in the world of Go and its players. One conducted the battle only to win, and vo was no margin for remembering the dignity and the fragrance of Go as an art.

View all 3 comments. He did this several times, and each time analyzed the position together with his students before resuming. You can ignore any Go-specific terms in the book, it’s not really about the game anyway – it’s about Japan and its supposed uniqueness: Schlussendlich ist “Meijin” ein faszinierendes Zeugnis einer vergangenen Zeit und vielleicht auch Spielkultur.

Return to Book Page. This book, which is apparently more straightforward than a lot of his other novels, is quite difficult to parse as an emotional work. The game takes half a year to finish and is moved to various inns in Japan. There’s the writing, which may seem uncomplicated and plain at first, but which actually reveals itself to be poignant and extremely captivating.


The pleasure of the game brings seclusion from worldly exhilarations of life. Is then this illusionary territory that brings tragic consequence when the sanguine vagueness is marred by the loneliness of reality? Uragami take this territorial battle further into the lives of the players and the existence of Go as a traditional art and as a embedded culture of a nation.

Uragami expresses his skepticism over whether a foreigner Dr.

It was a bit draggy in parts with the details of the championship game. Needless to say there is no violence, no upturned boards or people drawing swords.

Die Antwort ist recht einfach: In the face of considerable opposition, he required, and eventually obtained, a modification of the adjournment rule based on Western chess praxis. An era when maestrp game was more than atheistically calculated odd moves on a by matrix board Its just a game; get over it!

Lingua Franca: El Maestro de Go by Yasunari Kawabata (2004, Paperback)

As Kawabata recounts in the novel, Kitani understood the implications of the Western-style adjournment rule better than Shusai. Frequent bathroom trips indicate the tension. Uragami who himself was an ardent fan of the Master, infers that there are two types of players: I know that both go mastery and Japanese fluency would make it infinitely more accessible, though.

I recognize the inherent nerdiness of calling board game moves “revolutionary,” but believe me when I say that Shin Fuseki changed so much of game theory that it’s now very difficult to apply the opening of games from the last century to current gameplay. When sublime qualities like elegance and composure at play and harmony of the moves were given more importance than ysaunari mere counting of points. This is not a game like you or I would play sitting down at a table for an afternoon.


I think yasuhari is a good remark from Go experts that need pondering and applying from both the challenger and the master. The Black stones were insensitive to the pleas of an aged clamshell stone. One could say that it’s even too “technical” about the go rules and slow-pacing. I had to get away from Yourcenar and a glance at the shelves made me think nothing could be further from Hadrian than a book about Go.

El Maestro de Go : Yasunari Kawabata :

Yes, I just spoiled the ending, but it’s pretty much given away in the beginning, and the “plot” of this novel is not about who wins the game. What throughout the centuries existed as a masterpiece of a game, based on tenacity, control and the ancient rules of strict decorum, now oscillates and tilts towards widely accepted insensitivity to the feelings and esteem of adversaries.

There was one maesttro poignant anecdote about Mishima’s conflicted feelings when Kawabata was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in Mishima who actually nominated Kawabata to the Maesrto academy knew that the Nobel wouldn’t be awarded to a Japanese author again within his lifetime. Dec 26, Philipp rated it liked it Shelves: Wil h Spannend relaas van een legendarische ds, waarbij de grootmeester wegens ziekte het onderspit delft en het prototypische jong talent zijn smerigste trukendoos opentrekt.