The Setting Sun

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This powerful novel of a nation in social and moral crisis was first published by New Directions in 1956.
Set in the early postwar years, it probes the destructive effects of war and the transition from a feudal Japan to an industrial society.

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Overview

This powerful novel of a nation in social and moral crisis was first published by New Directions in 1956.
Set in the early postwar years, it probes the destructive effects of war and the transition from a feudal Japan to an industrial society.

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"translators with a rapid but fine rhythm...in tragic Kavuko, Davai offers something permanent and beautiful...." -- New York Times Book Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811200325
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 1/28/1968
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Pages: 1
  • Sales rank: 390,650
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Posted March 25, 2010

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    Powerful and influential work of Japan's early postwar years

    Powerful and beautiful novel by one of the most brilliant Japanese writers. Addresses moral and social issues through characters who are the "victims of a transitional period in morality". Poetic and poignant depictions of their every day life. Dark yet we find hope in Kazuko's determination to struggle.

    Tradition vs. Modern. Wealthy vs. Struggling. Aristocrat vs. Commoner. Secrets and lies vs. Integrity and authenticity. Life vs. Death. Explores the heart and depth of the postwar struggles with an authentic voice.

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