Beauty and Sadness
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Beauty and Sadness

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 8mm | 112g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141192615
  • 9780141192611
  • 112,253

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About Yasunari Kawabata

Yasunari Kawabata was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1899 and before the Second World War had established himself as his country's leading novelist. Among his major works are Snow Country, A Thousand Cranes and The Master of Go. Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968, he died in 1972.
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6,079 ratings
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