Beauty and Sadness

Beauty and Sadness

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by Yasunari Kawabata
     
 

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Love as sickness and immortality, sex as entrapment and revenge- these are the themes that the Nobel Prize-winning author of Snow country dramatizes with such coolly mesmerizing power in this novel. At its heart is a destructive love affair between a married writer and a teenage girl that continue to haunt both of them more than twenty years after their lastSee more details below

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Love as sickness and immortality, sex as entrapment and revenge- these are the themes that the Nobel Prize-winning author of Snow country dramatizes with such coolly mesmerizing power in this novel. At its heart is a destructive love affair between a married writer and a teenage girl that continue to haunt both of them more than twenty years after their last embrace- and whose lingering bitterness poisons everyone around them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679761051
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
Vintage International Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
381,737
Product dimensions:
5.17(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.57(d)

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