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Author: Kawabata Yasunari

  • The old capital

    This novel tells the story of Chieko, the adopted daughter of a Kyoto kimono designer, Takichiro, and his wife, Shige. Since her youth, Chieko has been told that she was kidnapped as a baby by the couple in a moment of profound desire. When she is twenty, however, she learns that she was actually a […]

  • Beauty and sadness

  • Palm-of-the-hand stories

  • First snow on Fuji

    First published in 1958, this collection is concerned with forms of presence and absence, with being, with memory and loss of memory, with not-knowing, and with the lives of people who have been shattered by war, loss, and longing.