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Thirst for Love (1950) [Novel]
by Yukio Mishima Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Sexual torment, jealousy, and impossible-to-resolve longing, Mishima's Thirst for Love is a portrait of the corrosive power of frustrated desire. The protaganist is Etsuko, a young widow whose philandering husband died horribly from typhoid. After moving into the house of her father-in-law, her misery deepens as she numbly submits to the old man's advances. But soon Etsuko falls in love with the young servant, Saburo. Tormented by his indifference yet invigorated by her anguish, she makes one last, catastrophic, bid for his attentions.

Original title: 愛の渇き (Ai no kawaki)
Original languages: Japanese


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: Thirst for Love

Thirst for Love (1969)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Alfred H. Marks
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Manifested in:

Thirst for Love (February 22, 1999)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage International
ISBN: 0375705074
Dimensions: 5.2 x 8 x 0.6 in
Pages: 208

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