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Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata
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Jan 08, 11

Read from January 04 to 08, 2011

Kawabata brings the grasp of suggestiveness that hints at the slightest feeling and his contrasts to things so unlike yet strikingly beautiful into a novel of craft. A novel of the confusion of wasted love. Yasunari Kawabata chronicles the 'affair' between a wealthy idler and the innocent mountain geisha who gives herself to him without regret or a hesitation. A one-sided love in a way and one that can't last. It leaves you mysterious but not surprised.


If you like a book that tells a story so strong that it is doomed from the beginning, then this book is for you. Kawabata is a jewel of modern(Japanese) literature that is astonishing in its secluded sadness and dense in its sensitive implication. An excellence so well deserved of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Of Kawabata's books none is as delicate. The preciousness of the name itself can tell you that much- 'Snow Country'.

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