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The Sound of the Mountain

The Sound of the Mountain( )
Author: Kawabata, Yasunari
Editor: Seidensticker, Edward G.
ISBN:978-1-306-77724-7
Publication Date:Jan 1971
Publisher:Tuttle Publishing
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $16.95
Book Description:

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.

Book Details
Pages:293
Author Biography
Kawabata, Yasunari (Author)
Author Yasunari Kawabata was born in Osaka, Japan on June 14, 1899. He experienced numerous family deaths during his childhood including his parents, a sister, and his grandparents. He graduated from the Tokyo Imperial University in March 1924. He wrote both short stories including The Dancing Girl of Izu and novels including The Sound of the Mountains, Snow Country, Thousand Cranes, and The Old Capital. In 1959, he received the Goethe Medal in Frankfurt and in 1968 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. He committed suicide on April 16, 1972.

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