Sawako Ariyoshi





Sawako Ariyoshi


Born
in Wakayama, Japan
January 20, 1931

Died
August 30, 1984

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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: 3.85 · 1,188 ratings · 137 reviews · 18 distinct works · Similar authors
The Doctor's Wife

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3.76 avg rating — 422 ratings — published 1966 — 17 editions
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The River Ki

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3.90 avg rating — 252 ratings — published 1959 — 10 editions
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The Twilight Years

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3.94 avg rating — 142 ratings — published 1972 — 8 editions
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Kabuki Dancer: A Novel of t...

4.03 avg rating — 146 ratings — published 1969 — 4 editions
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Parfum de curtezană

3.87 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 2004 — 3 editions
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非色 [Hishoku]

4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1964 — 2 editions
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和宮様御留・華岡青洲の妻 [Kazu No Miyas...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1988
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開幕ベルは華やかに [Kaimaku beru wa ...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1982
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Keko ("Flowers and Incense,...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1965
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Дважды рожденный

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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1969
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“Ferecați luna
Într-un coș cu flori!”
Sawako Ariyoshi, Kabuki Dancer: A Novel of the Woman Who Founded Kabuki

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