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The Resource Autumn light : season of fire and farewells, Pico Iyer

Autumn light : season of fire and farewells, Pico Iyer

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Autumn light : season of fire and farewells
Title
Autumn light
Title remainder
season of fire and farewells
Statement of responsibility
Pico Iyer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From one of our most astute observers of human nature, a far-reaching exploration of Japanese history and culture and a moving meditation on impermanence, mortality, and grief. For years, Pico Iyer has split his time between California and Nara, Japan, where he and his Japanese wife Hiroko have a small home. But when his father-in-law dies suddenly, calling him back to Japan earlier than expected, Iyer begins to grapple with the question we all have to live with: how to hold onto the things we love, even though we know that we and they are dying. In a country whose calendar is marked with occasions honoring the dead, this question is more urgent than anywhere else. Iyer leads us through the year following his father-in-law's death, introducing us to the people who populate his days: his ailing mother-in-law, who often forgets that her husband has died; his absent brother-in-law, who severed ties with his family years ago but to whom Hiroko still writes letters; and the men and women in his ping pong club, who, many years his senior, traverse their autumn years in different ways. And as the maple leaves begin to redden and the heat begins to soften, Iyer offers us a singular view of Japan, in the season that reminds us to take nothing for granted"--
Summary
For years, Pico Iyer has split his time between California and Nara, Japan, where he and his Japanese wife, Hiroko, have a small home. But when his father-in-law dies suddenly, calling him back to Japan earlier than expected, Iyer begins to grapple with the question we all have to live with: how to hold on to the things we love, even though we know that we and they are dying. In a country whose calendar is marked with occasions honoring the dead, this question is more urgent than anywhere else
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Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10774309
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
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Iyer, Pico
Dewey number
952/.184
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iyer, Pico
  • Nara-shi (Japan)
  • Autumn
  • Death
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
season of fire and farewells
Label
Autumn light : season of fire and farewells, Pico Iyer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1057243006
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9780451493934
Lccn
2018020713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1057243006
Label
Autumn light : season of fire and farewells, Pico Iyer
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1057243006
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9780451493934
Lccn
2018020713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1057243006

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