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The sound of the mountain

Author: Yasunari Kawabata; Edward Seidensticker
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1970.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"By day Ogata Shingo, an elderly Tokyo businessman, is troubled by small failures of memory. At night he associates the distant rumble he hears from the nearby mountain with the sounds of death. In between are the complex relationships that were once the foundations of Shingo's life: his trying wife; his philandering son; and his beautiful daughter-in-law, who inspires in him both pity and the stirrings of desire.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Novels
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kawabata, Yasunari, 1899-1972.
Sound of the mountain.
New York, Knopf, 1970
(OCoLC)578946537
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yasunari Kawabata; Edward Seidensticker
OCLC Number: 192938
Language Note: Text in English translated from the Japanese.
Notes: Translation of Yama no oto.
Description: 276 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The sound of the mountain --
The wings of the locust --
A blaze of clouds --
The chestnuts --
A dream of islands --
The cherry in the winter --
Water in the morning --
The voice in the night --
The bell in Spring --
The kite's house --
A garden in the capital --
The scar --
In the rain --
The cluster of mosquitoes --
The snake's egg --
Fish in autumn.
Other Titles: Yama no oto.
Responsibility: Yasunari Kawabata ; translated from the Japanese by Edward G. Seidensticker.

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"By day Ogata Shingo, an elderly Tokyo businessman, is troubled by small failures of memory. At night he associates the distant rumble he hears from the nearby mountain with the sounds of death. In between are the complex relationships that were once the foundations of Shingo's life: his trying wife; his philandering son; and his beautiful daughter-in-law, who inspires in him both pity and the stirrings of desire. Out of this translucent web of attachments, Kawabata has crafted a novel that is a powerful, serenely observed meditation on the relentless march of time." -- Publisher's description

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