300 short stories: story 292

story: “The Grasshopper and The Bell Cricket”

author: Yasunari Kawabata

year: 1980s (?)

where: bedroom, Abu Dhabi

note: Kawabata was the first Japanese person to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968.

a line:  “Even if they remembered forever that Fujio had given her the cricket and Kiyoko had accepted it, not even in dreams would Fujio ever know that his name had been written in green on Kiyoko’s breast or that Kiyoko’s name had been inscribed in red on his waist, nor would Kiyoko ever know that Fujio’s name had been inscribed in green on her breast or that her own name had been written in red on Fujio’s waist.”

theme(s): Individuality

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