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Darkness in Summer (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)

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"This intensely modern novel … provides vivid insights into the alienated condition of a certain type of Japanese whom we may so often glimpse in the streets of Rome or New York—intelligent, perceptive, and desperately lost between two worlds."—Ivan Morris, author of The Nobility of Failure

Darkness in Summer is the first serious work of Japanese fiction to focus on the Japanese experience in the West.

A man and a woman, separated for ten years, meet again, traveling together in Germany. They had been lovers long ago, in Tokyo; now, incapable of love, they are brought together by sexual desire and by their mutual desperation. No new passion, but their old obsession, may give them back the key to their lives, release them from their terrors, their rootlessness. The woman is a scholar who has come to hate the Japan that allowed her no seriousness, forcing her to pursue a career in the West; the man is a novelist-reporter, lethargic, an uncommitted observer of other people's wars, sunk into detachment by his professional familiarity with tragedy and chaos. They need each other, and yet they cannot fulfill each other's needs. They savor their world together with urgency as they move restlessly from place to place, finally parting again, to survive separately as best they can.

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Japanese fiction focusing on the Japanese experience in the West.

Synopsis:

"This intensely modern novel provides vivid insights ." --Ivan Morris

Darkness in Summer is the story of former lovers, separated for ten years, meeting again. Now, incapable of love, they are brought together by desire and mutual desperation. They savor their world together, unaware that it may unravel again.

Synopsis:

"This intensely modern novel provides vivid insights ." --Ivan Morris

Darkness in Summer is the story of former lovers, separated for ten years, meeting again. Now, incapable of love, they are brought together by desire and mutual desperation. They savor their world together, unaware that it may unravel again.

About the Author

Takeshi Kaiko (1930-1989), winner of his country's highest literary awards-both the Akutagawa and the Mainichi-was born and raised in Osaka. He is ranked by Japanese critics, with Kobo Abe, as one of Japan's two most important novelists of the generation since Mishima.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804833257
Translator:
Seigle, Cecilia Segawa
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Translator:
Seigle, Cecilia Segawa
Author:
Kaiko, Takeshi
Author:
Seigle, Cecilia Segawa
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Asian - General
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
japanese; japan; fiction; romance; novel
Subject:
japanese stories; japanese literature; romance novel; romance story; japanese literature in english; japan books; classic japanese literature; classic literature; japanese immigrant; asian american; japanese american
Subject:
japanese stories ; japanese literature ; romance novel
Subject:
japan books ; classic japanese literature ; classic literature ;
Subject:
Japanese American
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature
Publication Date:
20050231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 in 9 oz

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Japanese fiction focusing on the Japanese experience in the West.
"Synopsis" by , "This intensely modern novel provides vivid insights ." --Ivan Morris

Darkness in Summer is the story of former lovers, separated for ten years, meeting again. Now, incapable of love, they are brought together by desire and mutual desperation. They savor their world together, unaware that it may unravel again.

"Synopsis" by , "This intensely modern novel provides vivid insights ." --Ivan Morris

Darkness in Summer is the story of former lovers, separated for ten years, meeting again. Now, incapable of love, they are brought together by desire and mutual desperation. They savor their world together, unaware that it may unravel again.

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