House of the Sleeping Beauties and Other Stories.
by Kawabata, Yasunari.
A Very Good plus copy in a Very Good unclipped dust jacket with some wear to the corners. The three stories presented in this volume all center upon a lonely protagonist and his peculiar eroticism. In each, the author explores the interplay of fantasy and reality at work on a mind in solitude-in "House of the Sleeping Beauties," the elderly Eguchi and his clandestine trips to his club; in "One Arm," the bizarre dialogue of a man with the arm of a young girl; in "Of Birds and Beasts," a middle-aged man's memories of an affair with a dancer mingled with glimpses of his abnormal attachment to his pets. All of these stories appear in English for the first time outside of Japan.
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition
Book Id: 26637