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Sound of the Mountain

Sound of the Mountain - 70 edition

Sound of the Mountain - 70 edition

ISBN13: 9780399505270

ISBN10: 039950527X

Sound of the Mountain by Yasunari Kawabata and Edward G.  Translator Seidensticker - ISBN 9780399505270
Edition: 70
Copyright: 1970
Publisher: Perigee Books
Published: 1970
International: No
Sound of the Mountain by Yasunari Kawabata and Edward G.  Translator Seidensticker - ISBN 9780399505270

ISBN13: 9780399505270

ISBN10: 039950527X

Summary

By day Ogata Shingo is troubled by small failures of memory. At night he hears a distant rumble from the nearby mountain, a sound he associates with death. In between are the relationships that were once the foundation of Shingo's life: with his disappointing wife, his philandering son, and his daughter-in-law Kikuko, who instills in him both pity and uneasy stirrings of sexual desire. Out of this translucent web of attachments - and the tiny shifts of loyalty and affection that threaten to sever it irreparably - Kawabata creates a novel that is at once serenely observed and enormously affecting.