Showing results by author "Yasunari Kawabata"

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    • Snow Country

    • By: Yasunari Kawabata
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 73

    The story of the doomed love affair of a wealthy sophisticate, Shimamura, and the geisha Komako, at a mountain hotspring resort in western Japan, one of the snowiest regions on earth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Tragedy...

    • By Douglas on 04-24-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Thousand Cranes

    • By: Yasunari Kawabata
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    With a restraint that barely conceals the ferocity of his characters' passions, one of Japan's great postwar novelists tells the luminous story of Kikuji and the tea party he attends with Mrs. Ota, the rival of his dead father's mistress. A tale of desire, regret, and sensual nostalgia, every gesture has a meaning, and even the most fleeting touch or casual utterance has the power to illuminate entire lives - sometimes in the same moment that it destroys them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Painfully beautiful

    • By Erez on 12-02-10

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Beauty and Sadness

    • By: Yasunari Kawabata
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    Returning to Kyoto, where temple bells announce the New Year, a grave and penitent Oki is drawn to a haunting obsession from his past. Gently lyrical, yet fierce with the stark intensity of passion, Kawabata's last novel tells the story of the lasting consequences of a brief love affair.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • nostalgic literature from Japan

    • By Emily on 10-29-10

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Nuées d'oiseaux blancs

    • By: Yasunari Kawabata
    • Narrated by: Claude Lesko
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Roman publié en 1986, Nuées d'oiseaux blancs raconte la féminité portée par quatre personnages qui créent une nébuleuse autour du jeune Kikuji. Empreint d'esthétisme et de sensualité, ce livre dévoile les richesses et les passions de femmes d'âge et d'ambitions différents.

    Regular price: $21.15