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  • Scarlet Gang of Asakusaby Yasunari Kawabata; Donald Richie; Ota Saburô; Alisa Freedman

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 24.95

    In the 1920s, Asakusa was to Tokyo what Montmartre had been to 1890s Paris and Times Square was to be to 1940s New York. Available in English for the first time, The Scarlet Gang of Asakusa, by Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata, captures the decadent allure of this entertainment district, where beggars and teenage prostitutes mixed with revue... more...

  • Thousand Cranesby Yasunari Kawabata

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 13.95

    Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata?s Thousand Cranes is a luminous story of desire, regret, and the almost sensual nostalgia that binds the living to the dead.   While attending a traditional tea ceremony in the aftermath of his parents? deaths, Kikuji encounters his father?s former mistress, Mrs. Ota. At first Kikuji is appalled by her indelicate... more...

  • The Master of Goby Yasunari Kawabata

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.95

    Go is a game of strategy in which two players attempt to surround each other?s black or white stones. Simple in its fundamentals, infinitely complex in its execution, Go is an essential expression of the Japanese spirit. And in his fictional chronicle of a match played between a revered and heretofore invincible Master and a younger, more modern... more...

  • Beauty and Sadnessby Yasunari Kawabata

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 13.95

    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... more...

  • The Sound of the Mountainby Yasunari Kawabata

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    ?The apparently fixed constellations of family relationships, the recurrent beauties of nature, the flaming or flickering patterns of love and lust?all the elements of Kawabata?s fictional world are combined in an engrossing novel that rises to the incantatory fascination of a N­? drama.? ? Saturday Review Few novels have rendered the predicament... more...

  • The Old Capitalby Yasunari Kawabata; J. Martin Holman

    Counterpoint 2006; US$ 15.95

    The Old Capital is one of the three novels cited specifically by the Nobel Committee when they awarded Kawabata the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968. With the ethereal tone and aesthetic styling characteristic of Kawabata's prose, The Old Capital tells the story of Chieko, the adopted daughter of a Kyoto kimono designer, Takichiro, and his wife,... 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...

  • Beauty and Sadnessby Yasunari Kawabata; Howard Hibbett

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    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... 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...