Beauty and Sadness (novel)
This article does not cite any sources. (December 2009) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Utsukushisa to kanashimi to
|Media type||Print (paperback)|
Opening on the train to Kyoto, the narrative, in characteristic Kawabata fashion, subtly brings up issues of tradition and modernity as it explores writer Oki Toshio's reunion with a young lover from his past, Otoko Ueno, who is now a famous artist and recluse. Ueno is now living with her protégée and a jealous lover, Keiko Sakami, and the unfolding relationships between Oki, Otoko, and Keiko form the plot of the novel. Keiko states several times that she will avenge Otoko for Oki's abandonment, and the story coalesces into a climactic ending.
|This Japanese literature-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article about a 1960s novel is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
See guidelines for writing about novels. Further suggestions might be found on the article's talk page.