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Beauty and Sadness - Yasunari Kawabata, Howard Hibbett
Beauty and Sadness
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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, and discovers that she is now a painter, living with a younger woman as her lover. Otoko has continued to love Oki... show more
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, and discovers that she is now a painter, living with a younger woman as her lover. Otoko has continued 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679761051 (0679761055)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 209
Edition language: Japanese
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4.0 Beauty and Sadness
cerita ini menyayat hati sejak halaman-halaman awal. kalau lagi melankolis sensitif dan ada tendensi bunuh diri, mending tunda dulu pembacaan buku ini. gawat banget deh. mana om senangnya ikutan melas lagi. padahal digodain murid mantan selingkuhannya tetep gak nolak. dasar om senang. kasian banget ...
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3.0 Beauty and Sadness
The acrylics are laid on a wooden table with monochromatic perfection. A blank canvass waits to be explored. Water droplets glisten as they leave the auburn bristles of the brush. A flurry of horizontal strokes awakens the sordid paleness. A dash of vertical Prussian blue collides with wavy ochre. V...
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4.0 Beauty and Sadness
Seeking revenge for her love, young painter Keiko seduces novelist Toshio, the man who seduced Keiko's mentor thirty years before. As neither the novelist or the older artist Otoko have forgotten their affair, each is perversely lured by the opportunity to use the girl as a stand-in for the other. T...
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