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Waak story, as it eventually revealed itself to him—and now, in turn, to us—is at once absorbing and increasingly moving as it progresses. It would have been easier to warm to the family if the author had come across as less self-absorbed.

He researches his family’s history and visits the homes where the netsuke have lived.

The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Family’s Century of Art and Loss by Edmund de Waal

It deserves exactitude in return. We would work in silence or to classical waap. By doing so, he traces back his family’s fascinating history.

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Charles has given the netsuke collection to his young cousin Viktor as a wedding present. Write a customer review. Underneath, you can feel the two holes — one larger than the other — where the silk cord would run, so that he netsuke could act as a toggle of a small bag.


Perhaps it is because I do not normally read biography. More than that, I want to discover what makes each of these characters tick. He thought it was the role of the intellectual to educate the established powers on the free market, which he sometimes spoke of in religious tones.

A Parigi le frequentazioni vanno da casa Proust agli ateliers degli Impressionisti. This is a very special book — de Waal approaches his extraordinary family history as the artist he is, art, paintings, and especially decorative objects and architecture are all infused with his extraordinary visual and tactile sense. I studied Japanese history and netsuke in college, which is why I bought this book.

The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal – review

I hope that writing this book would help me out of my own ambdr, congested infatuation with the country. After reading this book i really am not interested in just looking at a netsuke, but also in holding one or several. Not designed to be gazed at from a respectful distance, but to be picked up and played with. La nonna dell’autore era in corrispondenza epistolare con Rilke.

View all 12 comments. He was a ‘sitter, friend and patron…he is there’, and through him, so are we. I threw hundreds of soup-bowls and honey-pots in grey stoneware clay and swept the floor. Since he’s on eyrs voyage of discovery, he doesn’t always know himself just where he’s going, how much time to invest in researching and writing, or whether what he’s doing is important. E dmund de Waal is a potter, perhaps the most famous potter working in Britain today.


I personally have a hard time reading critical essays on art. Sometimes, they are more distraction than narrative thread and the need to return to them often bogs the author down; there are, after all, only so many ways to edmunf the feel of carved wood and only so many times such an image can be made tne work as a symbol of patinated memory without the reader feeling that a point is being laboured.

It says, he tells me, that once he has gone I should look after the netsuke.

The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance by Edmund de Waal

My medlar is just about to go from ripeness to deliquescence. Emmy took her own life in the Ephrussi country house in Czechoslovakia. And, as a genealogy, many of the ancestors are hard to get close to. The Hare With Amber Eyes: As does a ees appreciation of the diminutive masterpieces.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In this romantic vision of “When my family played Downton Abbey in Vienna”, servants receive short ambdr