The Sound of the Mountain

The Sound of the Mountain

Book - 1996
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"...in his portrait of an elderly Tokyo businessman, Yasunari Kawabata charts the gradual, reluctant narrowing of a human life, along with the sudden upsurges of passion that illumunate its closing. 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 foundations 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."--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 1996.
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed.
ISBN: 9780679762645
0679762647
Branch Call Number: FIC KAWABATA, YASUNARI
Characteristics: 276 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Seidensticker, Edward 1921-2007.

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