Stock Image

Kinshu

Miyamoto, Teru

486 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0811216330 / ISBN 13: 9780811216333
Published by New Directions Books, New York, 2005
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
From Gumshoe Books (West Columbia, SC, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since May 3, 2010

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 28.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.75 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

first published in japan 1982, translated and published in ameria in 2005. Size: Small 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 019020

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Kinshu

Publisher: New Directions Books, New York

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First American Edition.

About this title

Synopsis:

As delicate as the shimmering wings of a dragonfly, Kinshu―an epistolary novel by one of Japan's most popular literary authors―is a masterpiece of simplicity and beauty.

Life, death, karma―these interwoven themes form the heart of this lyrical novel in letters, Kinshu: Autumn Brocade, the first work to be published in the U.S. by Teru Miyamoto, one of Japan's most popular literary writers.

The word kinshu has many connotations in Japanese―brocade, poetic writing, the brilliance of autumn leaves―and resonates here as a vibrant metaphor for the complex, intimate relationship between Aki and Yasuaki. Ten years after a dramatic divorce, they meet by chance at a mountain resort. Aki initiates a new correspondence, and letter by letter through the seasons, the secrets of the past unfold as they reflect on their present struggles. From a lover's suicide to a father's controlling demands, to Mozart's Thirty-Ninth Symphony ("a veritable marvel of sixteenth notes"), to the karmic consequences of their actions, the story glides through their deeply introspective and stirring exchanges. What begins as a series of accusations and apologies, questions and excuses, turns into a source of mutual support and healing. Chosen as an Outstanding Work of Japanese Literature by the Japanese Literature Publishing Project.

About the Author:

Born in Kobe in 1947, Teru Miyamoto is one of Japan's most celebrated authors. He has received Japan's most prestigious literary distinctions, including the Osamu Dazai Prize and the Akutagawa Prize, and several of his works have been made into award-winning movies, including Maborosi, directed by Hirokazu Koreeda.

Roger K. Thomas is Professor of Japanese Language and Literature at Illinois State University. He has published translations of Teru Miyamoto, Yashushi Inoue and Fumiko Enchi.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

South Carolina's largest internet antiquarian bookshop with specialties in Southern Literature and South Caroliniana history. Our inventory contains a general stock in most fields of interest, including first editions, modern & hyper modern, mysteries, the law, medicine, Americana, sheet music and art. Other services include: appraisals, search service, catalogues, brochures collection building and mail order. Visit our store in the 763 Antique Mall in West Columbia, SC hours 10am to 5:30 pm. wednesday thru saturday. 1:30pm to 5:30 pm sunday. monday and tuesday by appointment. Hours: Mon-Tues By appointment Wed=Sat 10:30 - 5:30 Sun 1:30 - 5:30

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it¿s described on the Abebooks web sites. If you¿re dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn¿t arrived, you¿re eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you¿ve changed your mind about a book that you¿ve ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we¿ll respond within 2 business days.


Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash Invoice Bank Draft Bank/Wire Transfer