Sawako Ariyoshi





Sawako Ariyoshi

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born
in Wakayama, Japan
January 20, 1931

died
August 30, 1984

gender
female

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Born in Wakayama City and a graduate of Tokyo Women's Christian College, Sawako Ariyoshi spent part of her childhood in Java. A prolific novelist, she dramatises significant issues in her fiction such as the suffering of the elderly, the effects of pollution on the environment, and the effects of social and political change on Japanese domestic life and values, especially on the lives of women. Her novel The Twilight Years depicts the life of a working woman who is caring for her elderly, dying father-in-law. Among Ariyoshi's other novels is The River Ki, an insightful portrait of the lives of three rural women: a mother, daughter, and granddaughter. Her novel The Doctor's Wife, a historical novel dramatising the roles of nineteenth-century...more


Average rating: 3.82 · 658 ratings · 77 reviews · 16 distinct works · Similar authors
The Doctor's Wife
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 246 ratings — published 1978 — 8 editions
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The River Ki
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 138 ratings — published 1959 — 7 editions
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Kabuki Dancer: A Novel of t...
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 1994 — 3 editions
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The Twilight Years
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 1972 — 6 editions
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Le Miroir Des Courtisanes
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 12 ratings
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Parfum de curtezană
3.25 of 5 stars 3.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2013
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Hương và hoa: gương soi của...
2.5 of 5 stars 2.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2004
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非色 [Hishoku]
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1964
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和宮様御留・華岡青洲の妻 [Kazu No Miyas...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1988
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開幕ベルは華やかに [Kaimaku beru wa ...
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1982
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