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The Dancing Girl of Izu and Other Stories

Author: Yasunari Kawabata
Year: 1953
Setting: Japan

Influential Japanese novelist Yasunari Kawabata has constructed an autobiography through his fiction with this new collection of stories that parallel major events and themes in his life. In the lyrical prose that is his signature, these 23 tales reflect Kawabata’s keen perception, deceptive simplicity, and the deep melancholy that characterizes much of his work.

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