The Resource A lost paradise, Junʼichi Watanabe ; translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter

A lost paradise, Junʼichi Watanabe ; translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter

Label
A lost paradise
Title
A lost paradise
Statement of responsibility
Junʼichi Watanabe ; translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"Here the lovers are Kuki, a 54-year-old employee in a publishing company, and Rinko, a childless, 37-year-old woman unhappily married to a cold fish of a husband, a professor of medicine. Stuck in a dead-end job and an uneventful marriage, Kuki is irresistibly drawn to Rinko from their first encounter, seeing through her demure demeanor to the passionate woman beneath. She returns his feelings with ever-increasing abandon, despite lingering fears about where her sexual awakening may lead her. In the end, both are prepared to risk all for their relationship: family, career, and social standing, even life itself." "The story contrasts the lovers' defiantly freewheeling passion - described in imaginative, smoldering detail - with a rigid society where people are expected to play a prescribed role, whether as dutiful wife or compliant office worker. In escaping these conventional roles, the lovers often escape the city as well, immersing themselves in the traditional beauties of Japanese nature and art as they give themselves over to each other and the pleasure of the moment. And ultimately they make a much more radical escape: one that will ensure that they are left in peace, to enjoy an abiding love."--BOOK JACKET
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IDO
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1933-2014
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watanabe, Jun'ichi
Dewey number
895.6/35
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL864.T28
LC item number
S48713 2000
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Carpenter, Juliet Winters
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  • Adultery
  • Japan
Label
A lost paradise, Junʼichi Watanabe ; translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 1997 by Kodansha Ltd. under the title Shitsurakuen"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm44590607
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9784770023247
Lccn
2001269809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)44590607
Label
A lost paradise, Junʼichi Watanabe ; translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 1997 by Kodansha Ltd. under the title Shitsurakuen"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm44590607
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9784770023247
Lccn
2001269809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)44590607

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