Beauty and Sadness

Beauty and Sadness

4.3 8
by Yasunari Kawabata
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307833631
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/20/2013
Series:
Vintage International
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
374,217
File size:
2 MB

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

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