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The master of go

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Publisher:
Knopf [distributed by Random House],
Pub. Date:
1972.
Edition:
[1st American ed.]
Language:
English
Lexile measure:
950L
Description
Go is a game of strategy in which two players attempt to surround each other's black or white stones. Simple in its fundamentals, infinitely complex in its execution, Go is an essential expression of the Japanese spirit. And in his fictional chronicle of a match played between a revered and heretofore invincible Master and a younger, more modern challenger, Yasunari Kawabata captured the moment in which the immutable traditions of imperial Japan met the onslaught of the twentieth century. The competition between the Master of Go and his opponent, Otaké, is waged over several months and layered in ceremony. But beneath the game's decorum lie tensions that consume not only the players themselves but their families and retainers--tensions that turn this particular contest into a duel that can only end in death. Luminous in its detail, both suspenseful and serene, The Master of Go is an elegy for an entire society, written with the poetic economy and psychological acumen that brought Kawabata the Nobel Prize for Literature. Translated from the Japanese by Edward G. Seidensticker
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ISBN:
9780679761068
9780394475417
Lexile measure:
950L
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Grouping Title master of go
Grouping Author kawabata yasunari
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-17 04:22:05AM
Last Indexed 2018-12-09 04:40:41AM

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