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Darkness in Summer (1971) [Novel]
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Darkness in Summer is the first serious work of Japanese fiction to focus on the Japanese experience in the West. A man and a woman, separated for ten years, meet again, traveling together in Germany. They had been lovers long ago, in Tokyo; now, incapable of love, they are brought together by sexual desire and by their mutual desperation. No new passion, but their old obsession, may give them back the key to their lives, release them from their terrors, their rootlessness. The woman is a scholar who has come to hate the Japan that allowed her no seriousness, forcing her to pursue a career in the West; the man is a novelist-reporter, lethargic, an uncommitted observer of other people's wars, sunk into detachment by his professional familiarity with tragedy and chaos. They need each other and yet they cannot fulfill each other's needs. They savor their world together with urgency as they move restlessly from place to place, finally parting again, to survive separately as best they can.

Original title: Natsu no yami
Original languages: Japanese


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionTies That Bind
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: Darkness in Summer

Darkness in Summer (1973)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Cecilia Segawa Seigle
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Darkness in Summer (1988)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Peter Owen
ISBN: 0720607256
Pages: 210

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