Paul Griffiths
The Tilted Cup: Noh Stories

In this cahier Paul Griffiths effects a multi-layered translation, taking a series of eleven Japanese Noh plays and turning them into stories in English. The reader will encounter spirit-beings set free, lovers lost and found, dreams and desires fulfilled, lessons learned from nature, and always a longing for the infinite, as the long, slow drama of each noh play is transformed into a short and moving tale. Interspersed and contrasting with the stories are ten photographs of contemporary Japan by John L. Tran which further explore the relation between theatricality and narrative, while offering hints of a very different vision of infinitude.

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In the Press / Reviews

PNR Review May/June 2014

  • 44 pages

  • 10 colour illustrations

  • 240 x 150mm

  • ISBN 

    978-1-90963102-1

  • Publication date: 

    2013

  • Sewn paperback with dust jacket


  • £ 14
    Choose it as part of a boxed set of 6
    £ 72