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The master of go

Author: 川端康成, 1899-1972, author. ; Yasunari Kawabata; Edward Seidensticker
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, New York : Random House 1972.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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"Go is a game of strategy in which two players attempt to surround each other's black or white stones. Simple in its fundamentals, infinitely complex in its execution, Go is an essential expression of the Japanese spirit. And in his fictional chronicle of a match played between a revered and heretofore invincible Master and a younger, more modern challenger, Yasunari Kawabata captured the moment in which the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Kawabata, Yasunari, 1899-1972.
Master of go.
New York, Knopf; [distributed by Random House] 1972
(OCoLC)578946569
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: 川端康成, 1899-1972, author. ; Yasunari Kawabata; Edward Seidensticker
ISBN: 0394475410 9780394475417
OCLC Number: 297841
Language Note: Text in English translated from the Japanese.
Notes: Translation of Meijin.
Description: viii, 187 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Meijin.
Responsibility: Yasunari Kawabata ; translated from the Japanese by Edward G. Seidensticker.

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"Go is a game of strategy in which two players attempt to surround each other's black or white stones. Simple in its fundamentals, infinitely complex in its execution, Go is an essential expression of the Japanese spirit. And in his fictional chronicle of a match played between a revered and heretofore invincible Master and a younger, more modern challenger, Yasunari Kawabata captured the moment in which the immutable traditions of imperial Japan met the onslaught of the twentieth century. The competition between the Master of Go and his opponent, Otaké, is waged over several months and layered in ceremony. But beneath the game's decorum lie tensions that consume not only the players themselves but their families and retainers--tensions that turn this particular contest into a duel that can only end in death." -- Publisher's description

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