Mon (The gate)

ISBN: 039950608X, 9780399506086
OCLC Number: 652359434
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
Author: Natsume Soseki
Translator: Francis Mathy
Language: en
Publisher: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1972, 1982; Putnam, 1972, 1982; Tuttle, 1972, 2000; Perigee Books, 1982; Peter Owen, Distributed in the USA by Dufour Editions, 2006
Publication Place: New York; New York; Rutland, VT; New York; Chester Springs, PA
Japanese Copyright Year: 1910
English Publication Date: 1972
Notes: Japanese title: Mon. Introduction by Damian Flanagan, Peter Owen 2006
Related: UNESCO collection of representative works: Japanese series
Abstract: The Gate describes the world of the humble clerk Sosuke and his wife Oyone, living in quiet obscurity in a house at the bottom of a cliff. Childless, the couple find themselves having to take responsibility for Sosuke's younger brother. Oyone's health begins to fail, and news that Oyone's ex-husband will be visiting near by promotes a sense of crisis in Sosuke and forces him to abandon his life of quiet domesticity.