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Beautiful town : stories and essays

Author: Haruo Satō; Francis B Tenny
Publisher: Honolulu, Hawaii : University of Hawai'i Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Six stories of amazing diversity and two critical essays revealing the understated Japanese ideals of beauty make up this volume, all translated into English for the first time. The title story is a utopian dream of a better city, populated by ideal people, that vanishes in a mirage. Another tale portrays the loneliness of a man unsuccessful with women. A third embellishes a bare Basho haiku about the man next door.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Translations
Vertalingen (vorm)
Verhalen (teksten)
Essays (teksten)
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Satō, Haruo, 1892-1964.
Beautiful town.
Honolulu, Hawaii : University of Hawai'i Press, ©1996
(DLC) 96025661
(OCoLC)34850092
Named Person: Haruo Satō; Haruo Satō
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Haruo Satō; Francis B Tenny
ISBN: 0585332452 9780585332451 9780824861582 0824861582
OCLC Number: 45843048
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (269 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction / Elaine Gerbert --
Beautiful Town --
The Fingerprint --
F*O*U --
The Star --
Unbearably Forlorn --
A Window Opens --
A Discourse on "Elegance" --
The Joy of the Artist and Other Critical Selections.
Responsibility: by Satō Haruo ; translated by Francis B. Tenny.

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Six stories of amazing diversity and two critical essays revealing the understated Japanese ideals of beauty make up this volume, all translated into English for the first time. The title story is a utopian dream of a better city, populated by ideal people, that vanishes in a mirage. Another tale portrays the loneliness of a man unsuccessful with women. A third embellishes a bare Basho haiku about the man next door. Here too are the dream ballad of a Chinese prince, the imaginary world of a mad Japanese artist in Paris, and the probing search for an opium-drugged murderer. Sato's critical essays that conclude this volume have their themes in a exploration of the sad beauty of impermanence, the nature of enlightenment, the awareness of self, the merging of the instant and the eternal, and the "self-indulgent, unrestrained beauty" of the Japanese language.

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