The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

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The year is 1799, the place Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor, the “high-walled, fan-shaped artificial island” that is the Japanese Empire’s single port and sole window onto the world, designed to keep the West at bay; the farthest outpost of the war-ravaged
Miroku
Wrote 10/12/12
Just the most fascinating book I have read in a long time!

What else can I say? - The intricate, surprising plot, the Haiku-style little events on the fringes, the brilliant workmanship in handling the language... I wish there were more books like this one!

Corstin
Wrote 9/2/12
Mitchell's historical novel
I admire Mitchell, because he knows how to write across so many genres. And he writes so beautifully. This novel is about the Dutch East Indies Company and its tradepost on Dejima, Japan. It is about how people from the different cultures try to unde...Continua
Very good journey into the colonial days of Holland in Japan

I enjoyed it a lot. A bit difficult to start but very rewarding. Will make a very good movie too...

Mitchell, David (2010). The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. New York: Random House. 2010. Secondo Wikipedia, David Mitchell è nato a Southport (Merseyside), è cresciuto a Malvern (Worcestershire), ha studiato all’università del Kent, ha vissuto pe...Continua

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