Shibumi

O capodoperă a literaturii „minore”, un Kill Bill literar. Şi câteva amintiri de demult. Undeva, într-un apartament din Amsterdam, într-un living generos, cu geamuri mari şi fără perdele, ce dau spre un gracht. Citind pe nerăsuflate Shibumi *, în ediţia originală americană din 1979, într-o primăvară rece, simţind mirosul cafelei pregătite de Clemence…

<< The General smiled. „…You may find one of my friend’s habits of speech a little disconcerting at times. He speaks of everything in terms of Go. All of life, for him, is a simplified paradigm of Go.”

„He sounds as though I shall like him, sir.”

„I am sure you will. He is a man who has all my respect. He possesses a quality of….how to express it? …of shibumi.

„Shibumi, sir?” Nicholai knew the word, but only as it applied to gardens or architecture, where it connoted an understated beauty. „How are you using the term, sir?”

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