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The Resource The Sound of the Mountain

The Sound of the Mountain

Label
The Sound of the Mountain
Title
The Sound of the Mountain
Statement of responsibility
Yasunari Kawabata ; translated from the Japanese by Edward M. Seidensticker
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 N­ō drama." --Saturday ReviewFew novels have rendered the predicament of old age more beautifully 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. By day Ogata Shingo is troubled by small failures of memory. At night he hears a distant rumble from the nearby mountain, a sound he associates with death. In between are the relationships that were once the foundation of Shingo's life: with his disappointing wife, his philandering son, and his daughter-in-law Kikuko, who instills in him both pity and uneasy stirrings of sexual desire. Out of this translucent web of attachments--and the tiny shifts of loyalty and affection that threaten to sever it irreparably--Kawabata creates a novel that is at once serenely observed and enormously affecting. Translated from the Japanese by Edward G. Seidensticker
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Summary
Focuses on the anxieties, desires, and emotions of a sensitive old Japanese man
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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037457
Cataloging source
HCO
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1899-1972
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Kawabata, Yasunari
Dewey number
895.634
Index
no index present
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  • 670
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1921-2007
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Seidensticker, Edward
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  • Classic Literature
  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Sound of the Mountain
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:bc1775ad-d8ab-49c0-8fc3-2f4aea105f11
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307833655
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Sound of the Mountain
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:bc1775ad-d8ab-49c0-8fc3-2f4aea105f11
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307833655
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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