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Kawabata, Yasunari, 1899-1972. Holman, J. Martin.

The Old Capital

The Old Capital

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San Francisco: North Point Press, 1989 (1962). Appears to be the first paperback edition. vi, 164 p.; 21 cm. Very fine (as new ) copy with faintest of soiling to bottom edge. Paperback. ISBN: 0865474117

An immaculate copy. / "The Old Capital" intricately navigates themes of tradition and modernity against the backdrop of Kyoto, Japan's historic heart. Centered on Chieko, the daughter of a kimono designer, the narrative explores her life's complexities, identity, and love in a swiftly transforming society. Kawabata's evocative prose presents a vivid tableau of Kyoto, reflecting his poetic mastery and subtly probing human emotions. The novel stands as a quintessential part of Kawabata's oeuvre, emphasizing his stature as a luminary in Japanese literature." ... Yasunari Kawabata (1899-1972), a Japanese author, stands as a towering figure in world literature, recognized for his lyrical and delicate prose. His literary contributions culminated in receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968, the first Japanese author to be so honored. Kawabata's notable works include "Snow Country" (1948), "Thousand Cranes" (1952), and "The Old Capital" (1962), each manifesting his signature style of depicting internal emotional landscapes through evocative and symbolic narratives. His exploration of themes such as loneliness, love, and the fleeting nature of beauty reflect traditional Japanese aesthetics, resonating powerfully with readers across cultures. His writings serve as an embodiment of his literary philosophy, emphasizing intuition over logic and celebrating the beauty of the incomplete."—Bing

Romans (teksten) Time: 1900-1999 General Info: Vert. van:Koto. - 1962. Responsibility: by Yasunari Kawabata; transl. [from the Japanese] by J. Martin Holman. Document Type:

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