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Ruth Ozeki

Autor(a) de A Tale for the Time Being

11+ Works 8,091 Membros 363 Críticas 13 Favorited

About the Author

Ruth Ozeki received degrees in English literature and Asian studies from Smith College. She is a novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest. Her first novel, My Year of Meats, was published in 1998. Her other novels include All Over Creation and A Tale for the Time-Being, which was shortlisted mostrar mais for the Man Booker Prize. Her documentary and dramatic independent films, including Body of Correspondence and Halving the Bones, have been shown on PBS and at the Sundance Film Festival. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras por Ruth Ozeki

A Tale for the Time Being (2013) 4,244 exemplares
My Year of Meats (1998) 2,015 exemplares
The Book of Form and Emptiness (2021) 890 exemplares
All Over Creation (2003) 841 exemplares
The Face: A Time Code (2022) 94 exemplares

Associated Works

No-No Boy (1957) — Prefácio, algumas edições690 exemplares
Click (2007) — Contribuidor — 449 exemplares
Granta 127: Japan (2014) — Contribuidor — 120 exemplares
Inside and Other Short Fiction: Japanese Women by Japanese Women (2008) — Prefácio, algumas edições71 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum




My Year of Meats reads like a dual memoir told by a young Japanese American filmmaker and a Japanese housewife. The filmmaker is working on a TV show about American housewives who cook beef for dinner-- to be aired in Japan. It's an amusing premise but it started off rough. It is Ozeki's first novel and read as such, but it improved about 1/3 way through and started to hang together and find its footing as the filmmaker made discoveries about meat production. I enjoyed the characters and the story was satisfying, if not entirely believable. **Some people won't read this afraid they will be grossed out by meat after reading. This is NOT The Jungle. It's more about drugs used in the meat industry that are now outlawed. There are some unsavory meat factory scenes but I had several steaks while reading this book.**… (mais)
technodiabla | 56 outras críticas | Nov 22, 2023 |
A contender for book of the year for me. Sci-fi bordering on magical realism slowly seeps into the book, until it explodes and creates a narrative as worth of manga as print.
jscape2000 | 242 outras críticas | Nov 3, 2023 |
Hands down one of the best fiction books I've read in a long time. The continuing theme of suicide might be hard for some but I found the book original, inspiring, and engrossing.

Seriously--go read this.
meallenreads | 242 outras críticas | Oct 24, 2023 |
I was going to write some long, fancy, heart-felt review about the beauty and depth of this complicated novel to offer a little balance between the people who rave about it and the folks who hate it. But I realized that this book is also a time-being. And maybe in THIS world, it only really IMPACTS the reader or writer for whom it was written.

And that reader AND writer, for the time being, is me.

Pick it up and give it a cursory go. If it feels like you’re fighting a wave, put it back down. It’s not your time. If it feels like you’re falling into and of the story – then (and now), you’re it.
… (mais)
BreePye | 242 outras críticas | Oct 6, 2023 |


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