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  • The Gossamer Yearsby Edward Seidensticker

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    Kagero Nikki , translated here as The Gossamer Years , belongs to the same period as the celebrated Tale of Genji . This frank autobiography diary reveals two tempestuous decades of the author's unhappy marriage and her growing indignation at rival wives and mistresses. To impetuous to be satisfied as a subsidiary wife, this beautiful noblewoman... more...

  • The Tale of Genjiby Shikibu Murasaki; Edward G. Seidensticker; Edward G. Seidensticker

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    In the eleventh century Murasaki Shikibu, a lady in the Heian court of Japan, wrote the world's first novel. But The Tale of Genji is no mere artifact. It is, rather, a lively and astonishingly nuanced portrait of a refined society where every dalliance is an act of political consequence, a play of characters whose inner lives are as rich and changeable... more...

  • The Sound of the Mountainby Yasunari Kawabata; Edward G. Seidensticker

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Ogata Shingo is growing old, and his memory is failing him. At night he hears only the sound of death in the distant rumble from the mountain. The relationships which have previously defined his life - with his son, his wife, and his attractive daughter-in-law - are dissolving, and Shingo is caught between love and destruction. Lyrical and precise,... more...

  • Thousand Cranesby Yasunari Kawabata; Edward G. Seidensticker

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Kikuji has been invited to a tea ceremony by a mistress of his dead father. He is shocked to find there the mistress's rival and successor, Mrs. Ota, and that the ceremony has been awkwardly arranged for him to meet his potential future bride. But he is most shocked to be drawn into a relationship with Mrs. Ota - a relationship that will bring only... more...

  • Snow Countryby Yasunari Kawabata; Edward G. Seidensticker

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Shimamura is tired of the bustling city. He takes the train through the snow to the mountains of the west coast of Japan, to meet with a geisha he believes he loves. Beautiful and innocent, Komako is tightly bound by the rules of a rural geisha, and lives a life of servitude and seclusion that is alien to Shimamura, and their love offers no freedom... more...

  • Snow Countryby Yasunari Kawabata; Edward G. Seidensticker

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.00

    Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata?s Snow Country is widely considered to be the writer?s masterpiece: a powerful tale of wasted love set amid the desolate beauty of western Japan.   At an isolated mountain hot spring, with snow blanketing every surface, Shimamura, a wealthy dilettante meets Komako, a lowly geisha. She gives herself to him fully... more...

  • The Decay of the Angelby Yukio Mishima; Edward G. Seidensticker

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    Yukio Mishima?s The Decay of the Angel is the final novel in his masterful tetralogy, The Sea of Fertility . It is the last installment of Shigekuni Honda?s pursuit of the successive reincarnations of his childhood friend Kiyoaki Matsugae.   It is the late 1960s and Honda, now an aged and wealthy man, once more encounters a person he believes... more...

  • The Sound of the Mountainby Yasunari Kawabata; Edward G. Seidensticker

    Tuttle Publishing 1971; US$ 16.95

    Few novels have depicted the predicament of old age more evocatively than The Sound of the Mountain. For in his portrait of an elderly Tokyo businessman, Yasunari Kawabata charts the gradual, reluctant narrowing of a human life, along with the sudden upsurges of passion that illuminate its closing. more...

  • Tokyo from Edo to Showa 1867-1989by Edward Seidensticker; Donald Richie; Paul Waley

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 28.95

    Edward Seidensticker's Tokyo: From Edo to Showa , available here for the first time in a single volume, tells the story of Tokyo's transformation from the Shogun's capital in an isolated Japan to one of the most renowned modern cities in the world. With the same scholarship and style that won him admiration as one of the premier translators of Japanese... more...

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