Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata’s Thousand Cranes is a luminous story of desire, regret, and the almost sensual nostalgia that binds the living. The Thousand Cranes Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter Yasunari Kawabata managed to create a lyrical, beautiful and sensual masterpiece. A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Thousand Cranes by Kawabata Yasunari.

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A Penguin Modern Classics edition, this featured a striking, mysterious shot of a bamboo blind, effulgent with sapphire and emerald light; a screen of bamboo leaves somehow behind it and before it simultaneously.

Kawabata is famous for leaving a lot of blank space. And then somehow, on a rainy day you crave for the sun, once again to be able to walk with your humble silhouette.

Often the equipment, such as drinking bowls, is artisan-made and is kept in a family for periods as long as four hundred years. I always appreciated Kawabata’s language and understated style, but this time I also cared for the story. And nowhere did he do it more perfectly than in Thousand Cranesa novel far too grown-up for my football-obsessed student.

The prose is precise and describes well the sens 2. It’s well worth the effort.

I have a burning question to ask after reading two Yasunari Kawabata’s novels and on my way thouzand read the third: Kawabata might want to express through this story: Also I want to add photos from a band called Moran and a music video of theirs: Is this feature helpful? Ota, the tentative track leading to his future takes another unexpected detour. Death, jealousy, and attraction convene around the delicate art of the tea ceremony, where every gesture is imbued with profound meaning.


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I admit I do like a solid plot and strong characters more than flowery prose and random musings. I thought I’d done away with more masculine novels, with a cast of totally unlikeable characters, but the author’s delicacy has shown me otherwise.

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This is a book about jealousy, death, milfs and tea. One noted a soft reflection from the shoulders and the long sleeves of the grey kimono. Mar 31, Inderjit Sanghera rated it it was amazing. This re-read is a strange experience for me, the translator–a Japanese language major I guess, had translated the text very closely with its original Japanese form–theoretically it should be a good thing for a translation to be close to its original text, right?

Kawabzta About Thousand Cranes. Thousand Cranes depicts self-possession under such threat. The symbolism of the book is grounded largely in the tea ceremony and objects used therein.

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Description of tea ceremony and the symbolism associated with it makes this novella very authentic and worth reading. That’s about it for her. This particular story did not move me and was frustrating given that a man only viewed women as sexual objects, and even still, the ending did not fit, at least to me, with the rest of the story.


At kaeabata core, though, lies an exploration of ritual and tradition. First name Country where you live Book Your rating out of 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Your review.

I read this about 20 years ago saw a GR’s friend about to read it now I wouldn’t mind reading it again myself ‘today’. There are times when you wonder what is in a certain author’s mind as you read a book they have written. And filthy it is, but in a lovely subtle and artistic manner. Chikako, Kikuji’s thouand less favored former mistress and Yukiko, a young woman whom Thoksand tries to match-make with Kikuji. The ceremony that commences with the cleaning of the tea utensils before the tea is whisked, is symbolic to achieving stillness of mind and heart, by eradicating the worldly filth and strives for simplicity.


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Such is the message of this gently told, poignant novel. I read “Thousand Cranes” straight after reading and reviewing “Snow Country”: Anthology of Japanese Literature: Thousand Cranes has no origami magic, but instead a kasabata with the thousand crane pattern which was once carried by a young woman named Yukiko. I hope that if I ever decided to read Kawabata again that I will enjoy an uplifting experience.