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Palm-Of-The-Hand Stories

Kawabata, Yasunari; Holman, J. Martin; Dunlop, Lane (translators)

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ISBN 10: 0865473250 / ISBN 13: 9780865473256
Editorial: North Point Pr, San Francisco, 1988
Usado Condición: Fine Hardcover
Librería: Writers Den (Ottawa, ON, Canada)

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8vo, grey cloth, gold lettering on spine, blue endpapers, illustrated jacket, 238p, collected here for the first time in English over seventy short "palm-size" fictional pieces; "reflecting Kawabata's abiding interest in the miniature, the wisp of plot reduced to the essential, we find his lifelong themes of loneliness, love, the passage of time and death; the full range and complexity of his achievement." Inscribed by the translator J.M. Holman on front fly: "Best wishes/J. Martin Holman/Translator/Huron College/U.W.O. London, Ontario/8 November 1998, a very fine copy in like non-clipped jacket. 0.0. N° de ref. de la librería ABE-7578265586

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Título: Palm-Of-The-Hand Stories

Editorial: North Point Pr, San Francisco

Año de publicación: 1988

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Edición: 1st Edition

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Translated by Lane Dunlop and J. Martin Holman

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968, Yasunari Kawabata is perhaps best known in the United States for his deeply incisive, marvelously lyrical novel Snow Country. But according to Kawabata himself, the essence of his art was to be found in a series of short stories-which he called "Palm-of-the-Hand Stories"-written over the entire span of his career. He began experimenting with the form in 1923 and returned to it often. In fact, his final work was a "palm-sized" reduction of Snow Country, written not long before his suicide in 1972. Dreamlike, intensely atmospheric, at times autobiographical and at others fantastical, these stories reflect Kawabata's abiding interest in the miniature, the wisp of plot reduced to the essential. In them we find loneliness, love, the passage of time, and death. Palm-of-the-Hand Stories captures the astonishing range and complexity of one of the century's greatest literary talents.


These stories were written over a 50 year period and include the author's last work before his death in 1972, "Cleanings From Snow Country", a miniaturization of his highly acclaimed novel, "Snow Country". His other books include "Thousand Cranes" and "Beauty and Sadness".

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