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Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata 0679762655 9780679762652
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Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata

With a restraint that barely conceals the ferocity of his characters passions, one of Japans great postwar novelists tells the luminous story of Kikuji and the tea party he attends with Mrs. Ota, the rival of his dead fathers mistress. A tale of desire, regret, and sensual nostalgia, every gesture has a meaning, and even the most fleeting touch or casual utterance has the power to illuminate entire lives--sometimes in the same moment that it destroys them. Translated from the Japanese by Edward G. Seidensticker. A novel of exquisite suggestibility...and a story that is human, vivid and moving.--New York Herald Tribune Kawabata is a poet of the gentlest shades, of the evanescent, the imperceptible. This is a tragedy in soft focus, but its passions are fierce.--Commonweal

Author: Yasunari Kawabata

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 147

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 1996-11-26

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ISBN: 0679762655

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