The Master of Go

ISBN9780679761068
PublisherRANDOM HOUSE INC
Published1996/05/01
Pages208
AuthorYasunari Kawabata
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight1.4 Kg.
Height8.0 in.
Width5.3 in.
Depth0.5 in.

The Master of Go

Yasunari Kawabata

PAPERBACK

1996/05/01

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.

 

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Yasunari Kawabata

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ISBN9780679761068
PublisherRANDOM HOUSE INC
Published1996/05/01
Pages208
AuthorYasunari Kawabata
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight1.4 Kg.
Height8.0 in.
Width5.3 in.
Depth0.5 in.

Synopsis

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.

 

Buy The Master of Go  by Yasunari Kawabata online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

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