The Sound of the Mountain
BeschreibungBy 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.
Untertitel: 'Vintage International'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: VINTAGE BOOKS
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 1996
Seitenanzahl: 288 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von Edward G. Seidensticker