Buy Bedtime Eyes by Amy Yamada (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Bedtime Eyes [Japan Association for Cultural Exchange, Amy Yamada, Marc Jardine, Yumi Gunji] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Amy Yamada (山田 詠美, Yamada Eimi) born February 8, , is a popular but controversial In writing Bedtime Eyes, Yamada drew upon her experiences with black people and black culture and combined them with the Japanese literary.

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Mar 09, David rated it it was ok Shelves: African-American characters in Japanese litera Amy’s not winning many friends by page 5: Both of fyes are immature leading to crazy behaviors and chaotic situations, but little by little, they know how to open their heart and accept each other. Thanks for telling us about the problem. All I can have is some gloomy feeling and a bitter ending.

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Such typical contemporary Japanese novels, pretty carnal, pretty trashy, but still I haven’t finished it, may not. I could tell he was feeling the same way now bedyime he had two years earlier when he had fucked me by the piano. Seeing the girlfriend trying to deal with the boyfriend’s son is very interesting. The writing is so-so.

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The book consists of three stories. I guess I’m a little biased, but I just can’t stand most feminist porn, because, I don’t know, I guess I’m just simple, but can anyone tell me why self-identified feminists always write such blatantly abusive, masochistic sex scenes?

But they learn to live together at last. Bedtime Eys by Amy Yamada. North Carolina, United States: Aug 29, Illa P rated it really liked it. Books of the Week. In awarding it the Bungei Prize, however, jury member Jun Eto urged people to recognize its high artistic value, arguing it to be “the most extraordinary work not only by a new writer but indeed by any writer published in Japan this year.


If an American wrote this, they’d be rightly accused of racism. Include the boyfriend, all of them are charming with strength and weakness.

The third story was quite good though. Open Preview See a Problem? Still with lots of violent sex, the story is more flirtatious but the characters are shallow. The recommendation is hopefully relevant to my mental disorder.

They fool around and eventually fall in love with these rather initially weak men, and then this crazy drama unfolds. Her first big splash on the literary scene came with the novella Bedtime Eyes in tr.

He’d earned the right. Books by this author. The third story was a bit pointless.

While I recognize the equivalency can’t really be made, it does reveal something problematic in Ms. Amh first, Bedtime eyes, is about heroines love for black American soldier nicknamed Spoon, who is sometimes hamada tender and sometimes very violent toward her. She broke up with him cruelly and he was totaly devasted. Amy Yamada burst onto the literary scene with this novel, which attracted much public attention for its audacious content when it first appeared. Interracial sex in Japan’s “International Age ” “.

I am not clear why this author got all kinds of prizes while most soft porn writers go disregarded by literary juries. But he would still keep playing the piano.

Jan 27, Vanessa Santos rated it liked it Shelves: Born in Tokyo as Futaba Yamada, she lived in several places around Japan due to her father’s job. That’s ground-breaking, no wonder it got some award. Her black characters are soldiers and sailors in an unnamed port in Japa Can’t rate a book like this on a one-dimensional scale. I read it hoping for some glimpse into literature overseas, but I think I’ll keep looking – this wasn’t what I wanted to see.


The third one is what I like when sex is just background. Kawade Shobo Shinsha, Publishers www. In stark, profane prose, Yamada complicates racial stereotypes—the hypersexual black man, the submissive or dragon lady Asian woman—as she illustrates how cultural and racial difference amplify “the extraordinary power of sexual curiosity. Heroine is beautiful and capricious Japanese “queen” who is loved by many American soldiers which slave to her.

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She returns to D. She manages this at last, but he is deserter from his army base and he is taken into prison for desertion. There is drug use and sexual contact that borders on rape and spitting and humiliation. He hated me now. In Yamada’s second collection of works, Jesse’s Spine, Yamada depicts the experiences of a woman who is learning to adjust to life with her lover’s child from another relationship.

According to her interview with the Japanese magazine Bungei, during middle school she was moved by African-American soul music and began to read any novels she could find written by black people, or featuring black people.

I nearly lost consciousness a number of times, and Leroy was obviously very satisfied with his work. Final story Jessie thankfully mixes it up themes wise a Three Novellas from the 80’s. But I knew he loved me, too.

And she confess her love for Leroy, which is her first love confession for anyone at her life, too. Perhaps the only thing I was capable of was crying to make him feel superior.