Title After The Banquet.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Fair condition.
Edition First American Edition. Originally published in Japanese by Shinchosha as Utage No Ato.
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1963.
Seller ID 68337X1
Kazu, one of the leading figures of the entertainment world, is a woman blazing with vitality. She is the mistress of the Setsugoan Restaurant, a luxurious refuge for leading financiers, politicians, and diplomats. If she is sure of anything as she takes her morning walks in her cherished garden, it is that she will never becloud her life and mind again by falling in love. But she is captivated by the distinction and authority of a guest, Nogutchi, aristocrat and intellectual, once a cabinet minister. Kazu and Noguchi are profoundly drawn to each other at first, and only time and spiritual agony teach then how mismatched they are. Translated into English from the Japanese by Donald Keene. "A writer of the first rank." - Anthony West, The New Yorker
(Key Words: Japaanese Literature, Yukio Mishima, Fiction, Love, Novels, Donald Keene).