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Beauty and sadness

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The successful writer Oki has reached middle age and is filled with regrets. He returns to Kyoto to find Otoko, a young woman with whom he had a terrible affair many years before, and discovers that she is now a painter, living with a younger woman as her lover. Otoko has continued to love Oki and has never forgotten him, but his return unsettles not only her but also her young lover. This is a work of strange beauty, with a tender touch of nostalgia and a heartbreaking sensitivity to those things lost forever.

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Beauty and Sadness
2011, Penguin Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780141192611

Mass-market paperback

Beauty and Sadness
2000, Tuttle Shokai Inc, Kawasaki

ISBN-13: 9784805303948

Paperback

Beauty and Sadness
1996, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679761051

Trade paperback

Beauty And Sadness
1989, Penguin Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780140180527

Paperback

Beauty And Sadness
1986, Penguin Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780140082012

Paperback

Beauty and Sadness
1975, Random House (NY), New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780394460550

American edition

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Beauty and Sadness
1975, Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd, Lodnon

ISBN-13: 9780436231247

Hardcover

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