Winter Sleep

Winter Sleep

by Mark Schilling
     
 

The legendary Japanese master's Winter Sleep take you into the hardboiled world of art — where ex-cons are philosophers, young lovers are combustible, and aesthetics is life. An artist's quest for growth from one of the world's greatest stylists.

Nakagi, an ex-con painter who has sequestered hismself in a mountain cabin, is trying to elevate his art.

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The legendary Japanese master's Winter Sleep take you into the hardboiled world of art — where ex-cons are philosophers, young lovers are combustible, and aesthetics is life. An artist's quest for growth from one of the world's greatest stylists.

Nakagi, an ex-con painter who has sequestered hismself in a mountain cabin, is trying to elevate his art. The only thing breakin his solitude are the visits of two women: an art dealer who wants him to produce the sort of paintings that she would like to buy from him, and a young aspiring, and soulful apprentice. When Nakagi welcomes an escaped felon into the emotionally fraught fold, and begins to teach him to pain well. Winter Sleep awakens to a literally incendiary climax.

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“The spirit of James M. Cain's novels hovers over Winter Sleep, a bleak but compelling slice of deadpan noir.” The Seattle Times“(Winter Sleep) gives new meaning to the term ‘splatter’.” — Agony Column“Kitakata manages his nihilistic climax with consummate control...it's absolutely compelling to read.” The Japan Times“Kitakata…[is] part Spillane, part Dostoevsky, but always hard-boiled.” — Hackwriters.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932234138
Publisher:
Vertical, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/15/2005
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.85(d)
Age Range:
16 - 17 Years

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