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A Thousand Cranes : Vintage International - Yasunari Kawabata

A Thousand Cranes

Vintage International

Paperback Published: 1st December 1996
ISBN: 9780679762652
Number Of Pages: 160

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With a restraint that barely conceals the ferocity of his characters' passions, one of Japan's great postwar novelists tells the luminous story of Kikuji and the tea party he attends with Mrs. Ota, the rival of his dead father's 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 artistry...rich 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

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"A literary habitat like no other . . . quietly devastating fiction. . . . Behind a lyrical and understated surface, chaotic passions pulse." --The Independent (London) "Thousand Cranes has the qualities of the best Japanese writing: a stunning economy, delicacy of feeling, and a painter's sensitivity to the visible world." --The Atlantic

ISBN: 9780679762652
ISBN-10: 0679762655
Series: Vintage International
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st December 1996
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.34  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.16

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