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Mon (The gate)

Translated by Francis Mathy

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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.

japanese title: Mon
notes: Japanese title: Mon. Introduction by Damian Flanagan, Peter Owen 2006
subjects: Social life and customs
genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780399506086
OCLC number: 652359434
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
document type: Book
description: 217 S.
related: UNESCO collection of representative works: Japanese series