Dancing Girl of Izu and Other Stories

ISBN-10: 1887178945

ISBN-13: 9781887178945

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List price: $14.95
Publisher: Counterpoint LLC
Publication date: 8/29/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Kawabata Yasunari's first artistic medium was painting, a fact perhaps reflected in his writing's masterful and evocative juxtaposition of imagery. One of Japan's finest novelists, he writes of memories and desires and the intensity of the immediate. His prose is intended to richly suggest more than it declares. For all of his talent and success, Kawabata does not appear to have been a happy man. Knowledgeable in the classics and in Buddhism, he felt a sense of loss and impermanence, as if this world held no particular place for him. Kawabata committed suicide without leaving a word of explanation.

Translator's Introduction
The Dancing Girl of Izu
Diary of My Sixteenth Year
The Master of Funerals
Gathering Ashes
The Princess of the Dragon Palace
The Money Road
Chastity under the Roof
The Moon
A Woman
Frightening Love
Horse Beauty
The Sea
The Third-Class Waiting Room
The Watch
Burning the Pine Boughs
A Prayer in the Mother Tongue
The Setting Sun
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