Beauty and Sadness, by Yasunari Kawabata (1964)


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About the book

  • Penguin Classics, 1979, transl. by Howard Hibbett, 152 p. 
  • Other editions:
  • Original title: 美しさと哀しみと – Utsukushisa to Kanashimi to
  • First published in 1964
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  • My rating: 3,5 stars

“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.”
― Yasunari Kawabata, Beauty and Sadness

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