Jan 15 2005

Master of Go (Meijin)

Published by at 12:46 pm under Books

The story of a ‘legendary’, 1938 Go match between and aging Master and an up and coming “youngster”. Mostly of interest for those who play go, but an intriging glimpse of pre WW II Japan culture and the conflict between the “old ways” and the new. Essentially a rewrite of newspaper stories, but reads like a novel. Well written.

Author: Yasunari Kawabata – translated E.G. Seidensticker
About 180 pages.
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