Snow Country

Snow Country

Yasunari Kawabata, Edward G. Seidensticker


Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata’s Snow Country is generally thought of to be the writer’s masterpiece: a strong story of wasted love set amid the desolate great thing about western Japan.
 
At an remoted mountain sizzling spring, with snow blanketing each floor, Shimamura, a prosperous dilettante meets Komako, a lowly geisha. She provides herself to him absolutely and with out regret, regardless of realizing that their ardour can't final and that the affair could have just one final result. In chronicling the process this doomed romance, Kawabata has created a narrative for the a while — a gorgeous novel dense in implication and exalting in its disappointment.

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