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Title Eine Frau in den besten Jahren (Ubazakari)

Author Seiko Tanabe

Price 1,080 yen (tax included)

ISBN 978-4-7890-1432-8

Published 2011-03-31

Seiko Tanabe’s short stories are available in German.

Discover a new, positive way of looking at aging with “Eine Frau in den besten Jahren (Ubazakari).” 76-year-old Utako celebrates the vitality of elderly women, and considers her age as a time of growth and fulfillment. She energetically enjoys her everyday life in eastern Kobe, and feels more capable and confident than ever.

Author Tanabe, born 1928 in Osaka, is a prolific writer of novels, short stories and essays as well as modern translations of works in classical Japanese. Her novel “Senchimentaru Jani (Sentimental Journey)” won the 50th Akutagawa Award in 1964. Included among many other awards she has received are the Yoshikawa Eiji Literature Prize, the Kikuchi Kan Prize and the Women's Literature Award. Using her ingenious skill in capturing phases of human life, she describes various aspects of modern Japanese society.

This book also contains “Ein schoner Tag fur eine altere Dame (Ubabiyori).”

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