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review ↠ 美しさと哀しみと Utsukushisa to kanashimi to 104 Yasunari Kawabata ã 4 Free download characters 美しさと哀しみと Utsukushisa to kanashimi to Lover Keiko Sakami and the unfolding relationships between Oki Otoko and Keiko form the plot of the novel Keiko states several times that she will avenge Otoko for Oki's abandonment and the story coalesces into a climactic ending. The acrylics are laid on a wooden table with monochromatic perfection A blank canvass waits to be explored Water droplets glisten as they leave the auburn bristles of the brush A flurry of horizontal strokes awakens the sordid paleness A dash of vertical Prussian blue collides with wavy ochre Vermillion over emerald Sienna peeping through the cobalt notes The brushes fall and fingers reign the dyed paper The fingers run wild flooding the whiteness like an angry rainbow across the empty sky The sanctity of the easel lost to the festering colours The tinted viscosity blurs the didactic depiction normalizing irrationality between the artist and the portrait Consuming art Consuming loveBasho writes The temple bell stops But the sound keeps coming out of the flowersIsn t the consciousness of love like these temple bells Long after its physicality ends the essence lingers through budding emotions within the delicate sounds of the past How is it to experience a love so abstract that death seems a friendly stranger Ueno Otoko loving a man who stole her childhood delineates the purity of an overwhelming emotion love and not clemency Otoko lost her baby during a painful childbirth a tearful goodbye with only the memory of her child s pristine black hair Otoko was 16 when she overdosed on sleeping pills after her baby s death a bid to escape the encumbering deficient love As a solitary blossom among the sea of stones Otoko bloomed amid the darkness of a distorted love perplexed at her long survival The colours in her portraits were tales of Otoko s poignant heart the brush strokes searched her child s face She had no idea of the face and form of her baby only a vision in her heart She knew very well that the child in her Ascension of an Infant would not look like her dead baby and she had no wish to paint a realistic portrait What she wanted was to express her sense of loss her grief and affection for someone she had never seen She had cherished that desire so long that the image of the dead infant had become a symbol of yearning to her She thought of it whenever she felt sad Also the picture was to symbolize herself surviving all these years as well as the beauty and sadness of her love for OkiIn a Girl of Sixteen Oki immortalized the woman he considered his only passionate love A woman who at a tender age of 15 lost her virginity to a much married man in his 30s Kawabata delineates Oki as a man lost in egocentric love even though ridden by guilt of blemishing Otoko s youth Oki pursued the forbidden tenderness as though the inherent madness of it all kept him alive It was the tragic love story of a very young girl and a man himself still young but with a wife and child only the beauty of it had been heightened to the point that it was unmarred by any moral uestioningThe stillness of his memories kept Otoko alive through his writings and the ringing of New Year s bells in Kyoto with each passing year What were memories What was the past that he remembered so clearlyhe could not escape the pain of having spoiled her life possible of having robbed her of every chance for happinessthe vividness of the memories mean that she was separated separated from himFrom flaunting his affairs to Fumiko to consciously leaving his wife out of the memoirs for an untainted tale of intricate passionate love and earning his generous royalties from the book Oki is an outright amoral man Kawabata gives a picture of a reckless man imparting ugliness through beautiful sentiments In the autumn of his life how could he hope for forgiveness from a woman who lived his aberrant repercussionsKeiko on the other hand is a misguided passionate lover One could say her love for Otoko was mere teenage infatuation but her determination in seeking revenge from Oki throws a different light on Keiko s commitment to Otoko Kawabata underplays homosexuality limiting Keiko s relationship with her teacher Otoko only to the idea of revenge It may be due to Otoko resisting of letting go her past ghosts spinning a web of jealousy for Keiko Or Kawabata hesitated in exploring a lesbian love due to cultural restraints Otoko still loved Oki her baby and her mother but could these loves have gone unchanged from the time when they were a tangible reality to her Could not something of these very loves have been subtly transformed into self loveOf course she would not be aware of it She had been parted from her baby and her mother by death and from Oki by a final separation and these three still lived within her Yet Otoko alone gave them this life Her image of Oki flowed along with her through time and perhaps her memories of their love affair had been dyed by the color of her love for herself had even been transformed It had never occurred to her that bygone memories are merely phantoms and apparitions Perhaps it was to be expected that a woman who had lived alone for two decades without love or marriage should indulge herself in memories of a sad love and that her indulgence should take on the color of self loveKeiko Otoko s prot g e and a jealous lover avenged Otoko s melancholy through the malicious play of her physical splendor consuming Taichiro in her seduction Fumiko whose love was loyal and simple towards Oki yet appallingly as she prospered in Otoko s printed exhibition Otoko who still loved Oki her mother and her baby and never let go of her 16 yr old from her soul the very reason of her being hesitant in sketching Keiko somehow seem to be her teenage apparition And Oki who could never distinguish nostalgic remorse from factual remorse Akin to the moss covered roof at the restaurant that never had the chance to dry out because being weighed down by the huge tree all of Kawabata s characters were stuck in time buried under the obscurity of memories and prejudices Time passed But time flows in many streams Like a river an inner stream of time will flow rapidly at some place and sluggishly at others or perhaps even strand hopelessly stagnant Cosmic time is the same for everyone but human time differs with each person Time flows in the same was for all human beings every human being flows through time in a different wayIssa writes Cherry blossoms in evening Ah well today also belongs to the pastLove is narcissistic deviant vengeful powerful and yet somehow beautiful It breathes life into one s solitude only to revel in the silence of emptiness Happiness is transient and it is in sadness that tranuil loveliness bloom like a white lotus on fire Beauty encompasses sadness through a spate of sorrows and death the fleeting exuisiteness of cherry blossom that eventually meets the earthly grave

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review ↠ 美しさと哀しみと Utsukushisa to kanashimi to 104 Yasunari Kawabata ã 4 Free download characters 美しさと哀しみと Utsukushisa to kanashimi to Beauty and Sadness Japanese 美しさと哀しみと Utsukushisa to kanashimi to is a 1964 novel by Japanese Nobel Prize winning author Yasunari KawabataOpening on the train to Kyoto the narrative in characteristic Kawabata fashio. Does a novel have to be pretty Can t a novel give account of sadnessCould a novelist be like a painter or sculptor I suppose even a woman s hatred is a kind of loveWhat does it take to be a great author Does one have to condense complex ideas to form out prose which is high on acumen and demanding Could an author write so effortlessly as if he is making no attempt at all as water falls down a hill and yet he could strike you so profoundly that your heart weeps out You may find it amusing until you come across one of the best manifestations of art in flesh and bone who we now know as Kawabata for he writes with unaffected simplicity Human relationships have always been complex one which are infused with intricate emotions easy to display but not so to decipher and there are only a few mortal beings who have been able to express the human emotions with authority which is uintessential to an artist of highest grade of course Yasunari Kawabata seemed to possess all the ingredients which makes him the artist of avant grade Love is certainly one of those exhibitions of human emotion which has a tinge of pain warped inside comfort of adulation and love is eccentric profound but despite that it gives you pleasure of immense scale however only to reveal the underlying sadness Through our craving for beauty we long for love only to lose it however through our experience we come to understand that it is sadness which is permanent As the time passes whatever we seem to consider beauty may become sadness And we feel that love is so abstract an emotion that mortal nature of our universe does seem to elude it and yet it needs manifestation of some mortal being for us to feel itBeauty and sadness two seemingly contradictory abstractions are amalgamated into something which though seem condense however may shred into different manifestations attraction rage or jealousy when compressed Yet it takes an artist of the stature of Kawabata who does it with an understated precision of a surgeon to paint an imagery where both abstractions may rest simultaneously but only delicately as if not to disturb the subtle m lange on the tarpaulin of our consciousness And those who are strong enough who can disturb this delicate spiritual balance who can face the wrath of human sensations are welcome here to the world of Beauty and sadness Unlike the painter or sculptor of a realistic portrait he was able to enter his model s thoughts and feelings to change her appearance as he pleased to invent and to idealize out of his own imagination We are thrown into the world of revolving chairs wherein Oki Toshio a successful author makes a journey to hear the New Year s bells in Kyoto Loneliness encapsulates him even on this ritual journey as moving chairs reminds him of the emptiness of life The sojourn brings up the penetrating memories from the dark recess of his past His former mistress Otoko Ueno who was only 15 when Oki seduced her lives in Kyoto The beauty of crimson rails reminds him about underlying sadness of life about the time spent with Otoko As we say beauty generally brings sadness underlying beneath it He could not escape the pain of having spoiled her life possibly of having robbed her of every chance for happiness The forbidden passionate affair had resulted in a stillborn child followed by Otoko s suicide attempt Otoko still loved Oki her baby and her mother but could these loves have gone unchanged from the time when they were a tangible reality to her Could not something of these very loves have been subtly transformed into self love Of course she would not be aware of it A deep remorse struck Oki for he maintains that Otoko s life has been ruined by him since she did not married One must die early if one s youth immortalized Time has swung its pendulum unaffected of any one s lives as it has been doing since eternity or is it just an illusion As even philosophers do not have any satisfactory answer for time and Otoko attained stature of a cursed celebrity due to the most popular novel by Oki Beauty of the novel heightened to the point that it lost any sense of moral uestioning On the other hand Otoko the cursed celebrity has turned out to be a successful painter who lives with her pupil and uaint lover Keiko Time passed But time flows in many streams Like a river an inner stream of time will flow rapidly at some places and sluggishly at others or perhaps even stand hopelessly stagnant Cosmic time is the same for everyone but human time differs with each person Time flows in the same way for all human beings every human being flows through time in a different way The peace in life of Otoko and Keiko is disturbed by advent of Oki as the deep ridden love of Otoko surges up from the abyss of her consciousness Her awareness of her body was inseparable from her memory of his embrace The tragic event sets tone of the book and sadness takes breath from the graveyard of beauty Several unhealed wounds from the past open up brazenly and hurt all three of them through emotions underlying beneath the veneer of beauty love and we see the haunting world of hate jealously revenge surges up Sometimes it reminded her of that faint murderous impulse that had fitted through her mind If she had killed Keiko she herself would not have gone on living Later that impulse seemed like a vaguely familiar wraith Was that another time when she missed a chance to die The prose of novel as usual is uite picturesue one could actually feel the stillness of hills as if you are sitting right across Oki the narrator you immerse yourself in the peaceful silence of mountains infused with soothing songs of birds when sound of wooden logs interrupts your meditation as if the calmness of universe is disturbed by some cosmic event The characteristic which makes it uniue among novels by the author is that characters are given ample space here to be developed fully unlike other books which are essentially psychological interior monologues Kawabata omits details of some of the seemingly important events it makes the impact all the powerful since we can only imagine what went on It represents a classic example illustrating how great storytelling resides not only in what is shown but in what a writer chooses to omit we generally say beauty lies underneath She could not say why these rather inconspicuous green slopes had so touched her heart when along the railway line there were mountains lakes the sea at times even clouds dyed in sentimental colors But perhaps their melancholy green and the melancholy evening shadows of the ridges across them had brought on the pain Then too they were small well groomed slopes with deeply shaded ridges not nature in the wild and the rows of rounded tea bushes looked like flocks of gentle green sheep Kawabata painstakingly peels off layers of time to unfurl the spiraling resonations of the past as the ardent jealously and desire for tragic revenge took over Keiko The prose of Kawabata shows several moments of artistic grace interspersed with violent human emotions to their extremes which may be disturbing at times though The nature and thrust of own artistic sensibility of the author in short is the ultimate subject and everything argued and judged confessed and regretted Perhaps because of Kawabata s lightness of touch Beauty and Sadness may appear on casual reading to be rather slight Yet it is perhaps the most elegantly constructed of Kawabata s novels Like all of his works it needs to be relished by the reader slowly like poetry than prose associations must be given time to form small details must be carefully absorbed 455

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review ↠ 美しさと哀しみと Utsukushisa to kanashimi to 104 Yasunari Kawabata ã 4 Free download characters 美しさと哀しみと Utsukushisa to kanashimi to N subtly brings up issues of tradition and modernity as it explores writer Oki Toshio's reunion with a young lover from his past Otoko Ueno who is now a famous artist and recluse Ueno is now living with her protegée and a jealous. This uiet haunting novel puts an intriguing twist on the love triangle narrativeOki Toshio is a well known middle aged writer When he was in his early 30s he had an affair with an innocent teenager Otoko got her pregnant he was married at the time and essentially ruined her life He then dealt with the experience in a novel which remains his most popular work Now he s curious about seeing Otoko again She s a famous yet reclusive artist still beautiful and living in Kyoto with her young female lover and prot g Keiko Keiko it turns out wants to avenge Otoko s humiliation by getting back at OkiWhat s fascinating isn t the slightly melodramatic plot no surprise it was adapted twice for film but the gentle way Kawabata unfolds the plot and character histories like petals gradually opening on a flowerYou re never really sure who s still in love with whom and who s jealous of whom But that s okay The characters seem typically Japanese polite on the outside and often filled with unspoken yearnings and passions on the inside The exception is Oki s wife who has put up with a lot and now speaks her mindThis is a short novel but the prose needs to be savoured slowly It s very sensual at times erotic without being sexual if that makes sense Pay particular attention to the sights and sounds The book begins with the arrival of a new year and Oki wanting to hear the ringing of the temple bells There s a vivid sense of place particularly in the country sectionsOne atmospheric scene is set at a rock garden and another features the lovely imagining of what life was like in an area centuries earlier These details all feel authentic in a book that has three artists at its centre Needless to say the book delivers on the promise of that title There s lots of beauty plenty of sadness This was the first novel I ve read by Nobel laureate Kawabata but it won t be the last

  • Paperback
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  • 美しさと哀しみと Utsukushisa to kanashimi to
  • Yasunari Kawabata
  • English
  • 14 October 2017
  • 9780679761051