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Yasunari Kawabata
Birth date: June 14, 1899
Died: April 16, 1972
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flanderosa321 rated it 8 years ago
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...
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Emad Attely [The Book Nerd] rated it 9 years ago
يا سلام يا سلام :)أجمل شيء في هذه القصة هي أنها ذكرتني بمسلسل كان ياما كان السوري القديم. القصة جميلة. تنفع أن تكون قصة ما قبل النوم للأطفال ..وللكبار أيضاً!
Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it 9 years ago
Letta la sinossi ho pensato: ecco, finalmente “l’orientale” che fa per me. Non è andata così. Non sono riuscita a sprofondare nel libro. O meglio l'ho fatto a tratti per rincorrere funamboli, attori, ballerine, prostitute, vagabondi perché mi raccontassero le loro storie. Ho ascoltato, a volte ammal...
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Brain Gourmet rated it 10 years ago
The windows were still screened from the summer. A moth so still that it might have been glued there clung to one of the screens. Its feelers stood out like delicate wool, the color of cedar bark, and its wings, the length of a woman’s finger, were a pale, almost diaphanous green. The ranges of moun...
Nicole~ rated it 10 years ago
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...
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