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Beauty and Sadness
     

Beauty and Sadness

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by Yasunari Kawabata
 

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The successful writer Oki has reached middle age and is filled with regrets. He returns to Kyoto to 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 continues to love Oki and has never forgotten him, but his return unsettles not only her but also

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The successful writer Oki has reached middle age and is filled with regrets. He returns to Kyoto to 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 continues 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679761051
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
Vintage International Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
316,342
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.60(d)

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Beauty and Sadness 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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(No. In rp. My mom is sick though in RL.) He smiled. "We could be friends."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She follows.