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The Sound of the Mountain - Yasunari Kawabata
The Sound of the Mountain
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780307833655 (0307833658)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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flanderosa321 rated it
5.0 The Sound of the Mountain
Shingo Osada is growing old, coming up to his retirement and experiencing more than one instance of temporary memory loss. He is becoming wistful and reflective in his old age, beginning to have odd dreams that wake him and hearing odd sounds that he takes to be omens of his own impending death. Thi...
Nicole~ rated it
5.0 The Sound of the Mountain by Yasunari Kawabata
Kawabata uses Ogata Shingo as his narrator and prime character to tell the story of a 62-year-old man immersed in unhappiness, who feels death closing in on him. Shingo lives with his wife, Yasuko (the plain sister of the beautiful woman who was, in his youth, his one true love); his son, Shuichi wh...
Edward rated it
4.0 The Sound of the Mountain
Note on the Pronunciation of Japanese names--The Sound of the Mountain
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Lotus wild over sakura rated it
As the last smell of spring faded in a flowery envelope at a nearby bin, it was time to bid adieu to Shingo Ogata. I wanted to escape from his loneliness, as if it was mine to hold to; the prospects of designing uncharted ideas somehow enticed me more than Mr. Ogata. Unaware of my goodbyes, Shingo ...
AC rated it
There are some books you just sit and read with a sense of wonderment. It is, perhaps..., Kawabata's masterpiece.
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