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Inhaltsangabe: The beautiful, immature girl whom she took home to her husband was a maid only in name. Tomo's real mission had been to find him a mistress. Nor did her secret humiliation end there. The web that his insatiable lust spun about him soon trapped another young woman, and another ... and the relationships between the women thus caught were to form, over the years, a subtle, shifting pattern in which they all played a part. There was Suga, the innocent, introspective girl from a respectable but impoverished family; the outgoing, cheerful, almost boyish Yumi; the flirtatious, seductive Miya, who soon found her father-in-law more dependable as a man than his brutish son.... And at the center, rejected yet dominating them all, the near tragic figure of the wife Tomo, whose passionate heart was always, until that final day, held in check by an old-fashioned code.
In a series of colorful, unforgettable scenes, Enchi brilliantly handles the human interplay within the ill-fated Shirakawa family. Japan's leading woman novelist and a member of the prestigious Art Academy, she combines a graceful, evocative style that consciously echoes the Tale of Genji with keen insight and an impressive ability to develop her characters over a long period of time. Her work is rooted deep in the female psychology, and it is her women above all-so clearly differentiated yet all so utterly feminine-who live in the memory. With The Waiting Years, a new and important literary figure makes her debut in the Western world.
Inhaltsangabe: In the late nineteenth century, Tomo, the faithful wife of a government official, is sent to Tokyo, where a heartbreaking task is awaiting her. From among hundreds of geishas and daughters offered up for sale by their families she must select a respectable young girl to become her husband's new lover. Externally calm, but torn apart inside, Tomo dutifully begins the search for an official mistress. The Waiting Years was awarded Japan's most prestigious literary award, the Noma Prize.
Titel: Waiting Years
Verlag: Kodansha Amer Inc
Zustand: Very Good
Buchbeschreibung Kodansha America, 1971. Buchzustand: Good. [1st ed.]. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP11585227
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97808701115944.0
Buchbeschreibung Kodansha Amer Inc. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Dust jacket in very good condition. Second printing. Minor shelf and handling wear, overall a clean solid copy with minimal signs of use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 618271599
Buchbeschreibung Kodansha International, Tokyo and Palo Alto, 1971. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Edition. Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first American edition. Book is As New, crisp and clean, with tight binding, sharp corners, and silver gilt picture on front board. Unclipped dust jacket is also As New, fresh and bright. A novel, set in the Meiji period, that presents the plight of wives. Fumiko Enchi was the pen name of the prominent Japanese novelist Fumiko Ueda. Translated from the Japanese by John Bester. 8vo. 203 pp. In protective Mylar. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 89871
Buchbeschreibung Kodansha Amer Inc, 1971. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GD-250-09-6231806
Buchbeschreibung Kodansha Amer Inc, 1971. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Very good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers HH-250-09-6231806
Buchbeschreibung Kodansha Amer Inc, 1971. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020870111590
Buchbeschreibung Kodansha Amer Inc, 1971. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110870111590
Buchbeschreibung Kodansha Amer Inc, 1971. Hardcover. Buchzustand: As New. Like new condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers XX-250-09-6231806
Buchbeschreibung Kodansha Amer Inc, 1971. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. 1st. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0870111590