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Yasunari Kawabata

Beauty and Sadness

€13,95
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.


Format: Paperback
Published: UK, 2011
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Pages: 144
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9780141192611
ISBN 10: 0141192615

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Beauty and Sadness

€13,95