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Palm-of-the-Hand Stories - J. Martin Holman, Lane Dunlop, Yasunari Kawabata
Palm-of-the-Hand Stories
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Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968, the novelist Yasunari Kawabata felt the essence of his art was to be found not in his longer works but in a series of short stories--which he called "Palm-of-the-Hand Stories"--written over the span of his career. In them we find loneliness,... show more
Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968, the novelist Yasunari Kawabata felt the essence of his art was to be found not in his longer works but in a series of short stories--which he called "Palm-of-the-Hand Stories"--written over the span of his career. In them we find loneliness, love, and the passage of time, demonstrating the range and complexity of a true master of short fiction.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780374530495 (0374530491)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 280
Edition language: Japanese
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A very strange book. Two-thirds or more of these very tiny stories (like Haiku) were written between 1923 and 1935. Then 15 between 1944 and 1964, and one from 1972. We have heard of "occasional" writings; perhaps these need to be called "momentary" writings....A collection of this sort will likely ...
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