The Sound of the Mountain

The Sound of the Mountain

Yasunari Kawabata, Edward G. Seidensticker


Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata’s The Sound of the Mountain is a gorgeous rendering of the challenge of previous age — the slow, reluctant narrowing of a human lifestyles, in addition to the unexpected upsurges of ardour that remove darkness from its ultimate.
 
through day Ogata Shingo, an aged Tokyo businessman, is bothered through small mess ups of reminiscence. At evening he affiliates the far-off rumble he hears from the within sight mountain with the sounds of loss of life. In among are the advanced relationships that have been as soon as the principles of Shingo’s life:  his making an attempt spouse; his philandering son; and his appealing daughter-in-law, who conjures up in him either pity and the stirrings of wish. Out of this translucent net of attachments, Kawabata has crafted a unique that could be a strong, serenely saw meditation at the relentless march of time.

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