Item #28513 Beauty and Sadness: A Novel. Japanese Literature, Yasunari Kawabata.

Beauty and Sadness: A Novel.

New York: Knopf, 1975. First Printing of the First Edition. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket. The successful writer Oki has reached middle age and is filled with regrets. He returns to Kyoto to find Otoko, a young woman with whom he had a terrible affair many years before. Otoko is now a painter, living with a younger woman as her lover. Otoko has continues to love Oki and has never forgotten him, but his return unsettles not only her but also her young lover. This is a work of strange beauty, with a tender touch of nostalgia and a heartbreaking sensitivity to those things lost forever. Item #28513
ISBN: 0394460553

Price: $65.00

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