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Beauty and Sadness

Beauty and Sadness

Author: Yasunari Kawabata
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The successful writer Oki has reached middle age and is filled with regrets. He returns to Kyoto to find Otoko, a young woman with whom he had a terrible affair many years before, and discovers that she is now a painter, living with a younger woman as her lover. Otoko has continued to love Oki and has never forgotten him, but his return unsettles not only her but also her young lover. This is a work of strange beauty, with a tender touch of nostalgia and a heartbreaking sensitivity to those things lost forever.
'One is repeatedly moved by the delicacy of the imagery and the understated precision' - New Statesman
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General Fields

  • : 9780141192611
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Classics
  • : January 2011
  • : April 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 1
  • : 144
  • : Yasunari Kawabata
  • : Paperback