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Palm-of-the-hand stories

Author: Yasunari Kawabata
Publisher: San Francisco : North Point Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968, the novelist Yasunari Kawabata felt the essence of his art was to be found not in his longer works but in a series of short stories--which he called "Palm-of-the-Hand Stories"--Written over the span of his career. In them we find loneliness, love, and the passage of time, demonstrating the range and complexity of a true master of short fiction.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Named Person: Yasunari Kawabata; Yasunari Kawabata
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yasunari Kawabata
ISBN: 0865473250 9780865473256
OCLC Number: 17394706
Notes: Translation of: Tenohira no shōsetsu.
Description: xiv, 238 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A sunny place --
The weaker vessel --
The girl who approached the fire --
A saw and childbirth --
The grasshopper and the bell cricket --
The ring --
Hair --
Canaries --
Harbor town --
Photograph --
The white flower --
The incident of the dead face --
Glass --
t The O-shin jizō --
The sliding rock --
Thank you --
The silverberry thief --
Summer shoes --
A child's viewpoint --
Love suicides --
The maidens' prayers --
Toward winter --
The sparrow's matchmaking --
The hat incident --
One person's happiness --
There is a god --
Goldfish on the roof --
Mother --
Morning nails --
The young lady of Suruga --
Yuriko --
God's bones --
A smile outside the night stall --
The blind man and the girl --
The wife's search --
Her mother's eye --
Thunder in autumn --
Household --
The rainy station --
At the pawnshop --
Lavatory buddhahood --
The man who did not smile --
Samurai descendant --
The rooster and the dancing girl --
Makeup --
The bound husband --
Sleeping habit --
Umbrella --
Death mask --
Faces --
The younger sister's clothes --
The wife of the autumn wind --
A pet dog's safe birthing --
Hometown --
Water --
The silver fifty-sen pieces --
Tabi --
The jay --
Bamboo-leaf boats --
Eggs --
The snakes --
Autumn rain --
The neighbors --
Up in the tree --
Riding clothes --
Immortality --
Earth --
The white horse --
Snow --
Gleanings from snow country.
Other Titles: Tenohira no shōsetsu.
Responsibility: by Yasunari Kawabata ; translated from the Japanese by Lane Dunlop and J. Martin Holman.

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Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968, the novelist Yasunari Kawabata felt the essence of his art was to be found not in his longer works but in a series of short stories--which he called "Palm-of-the-Hand Stories"--Written over the span of his career. In them we find loneliness, love, and the passage of time, demonstrating the range and complexity of a true master of short fiction.

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