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The Resource The dancing girl of Izu and other stories, Yasunari Kawabata ; translated by J. Martin Holman

The dancing girl of Izu and other stories, Yasunari Kawabata ; translated by J. Martin Holman

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The dancing girl of Izu and other stories
Title
The dancing girl of Izu and other stories
Statement of responsibility
Yasunari Kawabata ; translated by J. Martin Holman
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Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
  • One of the most influential figures in modern Japanese fiction, Yasunari Kawabata is treasured for the intensity of his perception and the compressed elegance of his style. This new collection includes twenty-two stories now appearing in English for the first time in book form. Written between 1923 and 1929, these short fictions form a shadow biography of the author's early years, and provide fresh glimpses of Kawabata's haunting and haunted vision
  • Born in 1899, Kawabata committed suicide at age seventy-two. Throughout his life he was concerned with themes of loss, longing, and memory. His childhood was repeatedly shaken by deaths in the family - first his parents when he was three, then a grandmother, an older sister, and finally the blind grandfather he cared for in his early adolescence. These personal losses linger as motifs in such remarkable stories as "Gathering Ashes" and "The Master of Funerals." The stark physical details of caregiving - suffused with edgy resentment and desperate fear - are remembered in "Diary of My Sixteenth Year." In addition to the twenty-two stories unknown to American readers, this collection features the first translation of the complete text of the classic "Dancing Girl of Izu." This unforgettable story portrays the tender anxiety of a young man whose brooding fascination with a pubescent girl nudges him along the path toward adulthood
Summary
A collection of stories reflects the emotional toll of early losses in life
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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037450
Cataloging source
TOC
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1899-1972
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Kawabata, Yasunari
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Holman, J. Martin
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True
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Kawabata, Yasunari
Target audience
adult
Label
The dancing girl of Izu and other stories, Yasunari Kawabata ; translated by J. Martin Holman
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1405/97026835-d.html
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Publication
Contents
The Dancing Girl of Izu -- Diary of My Sixteenth Year -- Oil -- The Master of Funerals -- Gathering Ashes -- Hurrah -- The Princess of the Dragon Palace -- The Money Road -- Chastity under the Roof -- The Moon -- Enemy -- A Woman -- Frightening Love -- Horse Beauty -- The Sea -- Hands -- The Third-Class Waiting Room -- The Watch -- History -- Birthplace -- Burning the Pine Boughs -- A Prayer in the Mother Tongue -- The Setting Sun
Control code
000013303241
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st paperback ed.
Extent
x, 161 p.
Isbn
9781887178945
Lccn
97026835
System control number
(OCoLC)37211335
Label
The dancing girl of Izu and other stories, Yasunari Kawabata ; translated by J. Martin Holman
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1405/97026835-d.html
Publication
Contents
The Dancing Girl of Izu -- Diary of My Sixteenth Year -- Oil -- The Master of Funerals -- Gathering Ashes -- Hurrah -- The Princess of the Dragon Palace -- The Money Road -- Chastity under the Roof -- The Moon -- Enemy -- A Woman -- Frightening Love -- Horse Beauty -- The Sea -- Hands -- The Third-Class Waiting Room -- The Watch -- History -- Birthplace -- Burning the Pine Boughs -- A Prayer in the Mother Tongue -- The Setting Sun
Control code
000013303241
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st paperback ed.
Extent
x, 161 p.
Isbn
9781887178945
Lccn
97026835
System control number
(OCoLC)37211335

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