Snow Falling on Cedars
by David Guterson
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In 1954 a fisherman is found dead in the nets of his boat, and a local Japanese-American man is charged with his murder. In the course of his trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than one man's guilt. For on San Piedro, memories grow as thickly as cedar trees and the fields of ri

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Il cuore di ciascuno di noi rimane misterioso in eterno, in quanto dotato di una volontà sua propia. .......la casualità governa ogni angolo dell'universo tranne i recessi del cuore umano.
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Il cuore di ciascuno di noi rimane misterioso in eterno, in quanto dotato di una volontà sua propia. .......la casualità governa ogni angolo dell'universo tranne i recessi del cuore umano.
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Durante la sua educazione, spiegava, era stata addestrata con cura a evitare di manifestare troppo scopertamente i sentimenti, ma questo non significava che il suo spirito fosse angusto. Bastava che lui imparasse ad ascoltarlo, diceva, e avrebbe scoperto che il suo silenzio estprimeva qualcosa.
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Durante la sua educazione, spiegava, era stata addestrata con cura a evitare di manifestare troppo scopertamente i sentimenti, ma questo non significava che il suo spirito fosse angusto. Bastava che lui imparasse ad ascoltarlo, diceva, e avrebbe scoperto che il suo silenzio estprimeva qualcosa.
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Si disse che non sarebbe mai più stato così felice, e l'idea che tutto ciò stesse succedendo e che di conseguenza, per quanto a lungo llui potesse vivere, non sarebbe mai più successo nello stesso modo, gli fece sentire una specie di fitta di dolore.
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Si disse che non sarebbe mai più stato così felice, e l'idea che tutto ciò stesse succedendo e che di conseguenza, per quanto a lungo llui potesse vivere, non sarebbe mai più successo nello stesso modo, gli fece sentire una specie di fitta di dolore.
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The trick was to live here without hating yourself
because all around you was hatred. The trick was to refuse to allow your pain to prevent you from living honorably.

It was best to accept old age, death, injustice, hardship—all of these were part of living.

To deny that there was this dark side to life would be like pretending that the cold of winter was somehow only a temporary illusion, a way station on the way to the higher "reality" of long, warm, pleasant summers. But summer, it turned out, was no more real than the snow that melted in wintertime.
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The trick was to live here without hating yourself
because all around you was hatred. The trick was to refuse to allow your pain to prevent you from living honorably.

It was best to accept old age, death, injustice, hardship—all of these were part of living.

To deny that there was this dark side t
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There was a place in him she could not reach where he made his choices in solitude, and this made her not only uneasy about him but afraid for their future, too. Her life was joined to his now, and it seemed to her that every corner of his soul should be opened to hers because of this. It was the war, she persistently told herself, it was the prison of camp life, the pressures of the times, their exile from home, that explained his distance.
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There was a place in him she could not reach where he made his choices in solitude, and this made her not only uneasy about him but afraid for their future, too. Her life was joined to his now, and it seemed to her that every corner of his soul should be opened to hers because of this. It was the wa... More
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he had not been able to bring himself to stay away from the fighting. It was not only a point of honor, he'd said, it was also a matter of having to go because his face was Japanese. There was something extra that had to be proved, a burden this particular war placed on him, and if he would not carry it, who would?
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he had not been able to bring himself to stay away from the fighting. It was not only a point of honor, he'd said, it was also a matter of having to go because his face was Japanese. There was something extra that had to be proved, a burden this particular war placed on him, and if he would not carr... More
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It was no crime to find oneself attracted to another, ......or to believe what one felt was love. The dishonor lay instead in concealing from one’s family the nature of one’s affections.
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It was no crime to find oneself attracted to another, ......or to believe what one felt was love. The dishonor lay instead in concealing from one’s family the nature of one’s affections.
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he would......have to accept that the mountain of
his violent sins was too large to climb in this lifetime. He would still be climbing it in the next and the next, and his suffering inevitably would multiply.
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he would......have to accept that the mountain of
his violent sins was too large to climb in this lifetime. He would still be climbing it in the next and the next, and his suffering inevitably would multiply.
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This was what his father had taught him: the greater the composure, the more revealed one was, the truth of one’s inner life was manifest—a pleasing paradox. It had seemed to Kabuo that his detachment from this world was somehow self-explanatory, that the judge, the jurors, and the people in the gallery would recognize the face of a war veteran who had forever sacrificed his tranquillity in order that they might have theirs. Now, looking at himself, scrutinizing his face, he saw that he appeared defiant instead.
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This was what his father had taught him: the greater the composure, the more revealed one was, the truth of one’s inner life was manifest—a pleasing paradox. It had seemed to Kabuo that his detachment from this world was somehow self-explanatory, that the judge, the jurors, and the people in the gal... More
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He hoped it would snow recklessly and bring to the island the impossible winter purity, so rare and precious, he remembered fondly from his youth.
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He hoped it would snow recklessly and bring to the island the impossible winter purity, so rare and precious, he remembered fondly from his youth.