The Gate describes the world of the humble clerk Sosuke and his wife Oyone, living in quiet obscurity in a house at the bottom of a cliff. Childless, the couple find themselves having to take responsibility for Sosuke’s younger brother. Oyone’s health begins to fail, and news that Oyone’s ex-husband will be visiting near by promotes a sense of crisis in Sosuke and forces him to abandon his life of quiet domesticity.
|notes:||Japanese title: Mon. Introduction by Damian Flanagan, Peter Owen 2006|
|subjects:||Social life and customs|
|publisher:||Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1972, 1982; Putnam, 1972, 1982; Tuttle, 1972, 2000; Perigee Books, 1982; Peter Owen, Distributed in the USA by Dufour Editions, 2006|
|publication place:||New York; New York; Rutland, VT; New York; Chester Springs, PA|
|japanese publication date:||1910|
|english publication date:||1972|
|related:||UNESCO collection of representative works: Japanese series|