9780143105190-0143105191-Kusamakura (Penguin Classics)

Kusamakura (Penguin Classics)

ISBN-13: 9780143105190
ISBN-10: 0143105191
Author: Soseki, Natsume
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Format: Paperback 176 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780143105190
ISBN-10: 0143105191
Author: Soseki, Natsume
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Format: Paperback 176 pages

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Acknowledged authors Soseki, Natsume wrote Kusamakura (Penguin Classics) comprising 176 pages back in 2008. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0143105191 and 9780143105190. Since then Kusamakura (Penguin Classics) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.16 or rent at the marketplace.

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A stunning new English translation—the first in more than forty years—of a major novel by the father of modern Japanese fiction

Natsume Soseki's Kusamakura—meaning “grass pillow”—follows its nameless young artist-narrator on a meandering walking tour of the mountains. At the inn at a hot spring resort, he has a series of mysterious encounters with Nami, the lovely young daughter of the establishment. Nami, or "beauty," is the center of this elegant novel, the still point around which the artist moves and the enigmatic subject of Soseki's word painting. In the author's words, Kusamakura is "a haiku-style novel, that lives through beauty." Written at a time when Japan was opening its doors to the rest of the world, Kusamakura turns inward, to the pristine mountain idyll and the taciturn lyricism of its courtship scenes, enshrining the essence of old Japan in a work of enchanting literary nostalgia.
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