Writing On Literature

  • Questions  for Andrew Cowan on the novel Crustaceans by Kouhei Furuya, Eri Higuchi, Yuko Kato, Jun Ohashi, Akira Ohkubo, and Takuya Osada. Tokyo University, 6 November 2003 Your book, Pig, was a story about a pig. The word 'crustacean' is quite difficult, unfamiliar, and were you not afraid that the readers will find it difficult to imagine that this novel is about a father-son relationship with this title? Have you ever thought of having another title? No, this was always going to be the title. It has three kinds of resonance for me.  1.  It's a word of private significance for Paul, because it's the first word he imagines teaching his new-born son.  2.  It has seaside connotations. 3. It

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