Thousand Cranes

Thousand Cranes

Book - 1996
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Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata's Thousand Cranes is a luminous story of desire, regret, and the almost sensual nostalgia that binds the living to the dead.
 
While attending a traditional tea ceremony in the aftermath of his parents' deaths, Kikuji encounters his father's former mistress, Mrs. Ota. At first Kikuji is appalled by her indelicate nature, but it is not long before he succumbs to passion--a passion with tragic and unforeseen consequences, not just for the two lovers, but also for Mrs. Ota's daughter, to whom Kikuji's attachments soon extend. Death, jealousy, and attraction convene around the delicate art of the tea ceremony, where every gesture is imbued with profound meaning.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1996.
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed.
ISBN: 9780679762652
0679762655
Branch Call Number: FIC KAWABATA, YASUNARI
Characteristics: vi, 147 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

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chinalevy
Sep 22, 2015

Rich with simplistic symbolism, "Thousand Cranes" is a mournful romance, deeply embedded in mid-20th Century Japanese life and ceremonialism. Kaeabata's writing style mirrors the gestural subject matter - each word is integral and meaningful. Very quick read.

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