October 29, 2018 | Comments
Disclaimer: This post contains sensitive themes. Read at your own risk. Beauty and Sadness by Yasunari Kawabata Love as sickness and immorality, sex as entrapment and revenge—these are the themes that the Nobel Prize-winning author of Snow Country dramatizes with such coolly mesmerizing power in this novel. At its heart is is a destructive love affair between a married writer and a teenage girl that continues to haunt both of them more than twenty years after their last embrace—and whose lingering bitterness poisons everyone around them.