By Yasunari Kawabata,Edward G. Seidensticker
The festival among the grasp of pass and his opponent, Otaké, is waged over numerous months and layered in rite. yet underneath the game’s decorum lie tensions that eat not just the gamers themselves yet their households and retainers—tensions that flip this actual contest right into a duel that may purely result in demise. Luminous in its element, either suspenseful and serene, The grasp of move is an elegy for a complete society, written with the poetic financial system and mental acumen that introduced Kawabata the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Translated from the japanese by means of Edward G. Seidensticker
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The Master of Go (Vintage International) by Yasunari Kawabata,Edward G. Seidensticker