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Ariyoshi, Sawako 1931-1984

Overview
Works: 374 works in 1,440 publications in 5 languages and 6,149 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Literatures  Portraits  Film adaptations  Drama  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: PL845.R5, 895.635
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Most widely held works by Sawako Ariyoshi
The doctor's wife by Sawako Ariyoshi( Book )

91 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel based on the life of Hanaoka Seishu, the first doctor to perform surgery for breast cancer under a general anesthetic
The twilight years by Sawako Ariyoshi( Book )

67 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problems of working families trying to care for aging parents is not just a phenomenon of the modern U.S.A. This is the novel of a Japanese family and the struggle, under sometimes unbearable pressures, to care for the husband's father through his decline and death
The River Ki by Sawako Ariyoshi( Book )

82 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The River Ki passes through mountains, villages, ricefields and cities that are the heart of Japan and that provide a setting for the flow of this novel built around the lives of three women: mother, daughter and granddaughter who face great changes in the fabric of Japanese society
Kabuki dancer by Sawako Ariyoshi( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and Japanese and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized biography of Okuni, the 17th Century Japanese temple dancer who invented the Kabuki theatre. The novel chronicles her love life and the public's reaction to her innovations, such as cross-dressing, reaction which tended to vary with the political climate of the day
Kōge by Sawako Ariyoshi( Book )

31 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in Japanese and French and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le roman-fleuve d'une histoire d'amour, de haine et de jalousie dans le Japon d'avant-guerre. Deux destins tragiques de femmes dans un monde impitoyable
Kazu no Miyasama otome by Sawako Ariyoshi( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hishoku by Sawako Ariyoshi( Book )

24 editions published between 1964 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managoya O-mine by Sawako Ariyoshi( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in Japanese and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sanbaba by Sawako Ariyoshi( Book )

25 editions published between 1961 and 1986 in Japanese and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaimaku beru wa hanayaka ni by Sawako Ariyoshi( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aritagawa by Sawako Ariyoshi( Book )

20 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Umikura by Sawako Ariyoshi( Book )

16 editions published between 1968 and 1984 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fushin no toki by Sawako Ariyoshi( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asai Michiko is a 28-year old housewife. Her husband is 38-year old Yoshio, who works at an advertisement agency. Five years into their marriage, Michiko finds out that Yoshio has been having an affair. Michiko visits the woman and begs her to break up with Yoshio. "Yoshio mentioned that he doesn't see his wife as a woman," she says, bringing Michiko to tears. Nogami Machiko is a 31-year old woman who works at a luxurious nightclub in Ginza. She is told by her lover whose child she bears, "Get an abortion." She too, is brought to tears. Three years later... Since her husband's affair, Michiko, now 31, has put every effort forward to become the adorable wife by studying the latest trends and fashion. Machiko, now 34, is an employed owner of a Ginza nightclub. One day, Okinaka Kazuko moves in across from the Asai family. She is there to take care of the house while her sister and her family are living in Osaka. Alone and lonely, she hopes to become close friends with Michiko. Koyanagi Shingo, Yoshio's client and president of a middle-sized company, takes Shingo to a luxurious Ginza nightclub after dinner. It's Machiko's club. Machiko has had feelings for Yoshio since he started visiting her establishment. When Shingo rises from his seat to leave, Yoshio does the same. But Machiko holds him back. "There's an annoying customer at another table. Can you stay a little longer for me?" After leaving the club, Shingo heads downtown to visit 18-year old Ito Mayumi who sings and plays the guitar. Although Shingo has a wife and a nearly adult-age son, all he can think about is his young lover. After finishing work, Machiko takes a taxi home with Yoshio. Machiko's apartment is just a station away from Yoshio's. In the taxi, Machiko spills coffee on Yoshio's suit. "We should clean this up immediately" she says and invites Yoshio in. Yoshio can't hold back his feelings as Machiko seduces him. Meanwhile, Michiko has reunited with Kondo Kei, a 26-year old calligrapher who was formerly a student of Michiko's father, a master in calligraphy
Ariyoshi Sawako shū by Sawako Ariyoshi( Book )

13 editions published between 1961 and 1992 in Japanese and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinugawa by Sawako Ariyoshi( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gong hai yu ni by Sawako Ariyoshi( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in Chinese and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ichi no ito by Sawako Ariyoshi( Book )

17 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fukugō osen by Sawako Ariyoshi( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watashi wa wasurenai by Sawako Ariyoshi( Book )

21 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ariyoshi Sawako senshū by Sawako Ariyoshi( Book )

in Japanese and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The doctor's wife
Alternative Names
Ariyoshi 1931-1984 Sawako

Ariyoshi, Sawako

Ariyoshi, Sawako, 1931-1984

Jin, Sawako Ariyoshi 1931-1984

Sawako, Ariyoshi

Sawako Ariyoshi 1931-1984

Sawako Ariyoshi escritora

Sawako Ariyoshi Japanese writer and novelist

Sawako Ariyoshi japanische Schriftstellerin

Sawako Ariyoshi Japans romanschrijfster (1931-1984)

Youji, Zuohezi 1931-1984

Yu-chi, Tso-ho-tzu 1931-

Yu-chi, Tso-ho-tzu 1931-1984

Ариёси, Савако

Савако Ариеси 1931-1984

Савако Арийоши

ساواكو اريوشي

아리요시 사와코 1931-1984

유길좌화자 1931-1984

アリヨシ, サワコ 1931-1984

有吉 佐和子 1931-1984

有吉佐和子.

有吉佐和子 1931-

有吉佐和子 1931-1984

有吉佐和子 小説家

Languages
Japanese (417)

English (98)

Chinese (30)

French (23)

Russian (1)

Covers
The River KiKabuki dancer