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Palm-of-the-Hand Stories by Yasunari Kawabata
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Sep 07, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: asian, fiction, short-stories, japan
Read in November, 2011

I'm not sure how to characterize this. I know I have this tagged 'short-stories', but it's something much different. Profound and thought-provoking little parables, which shift imperceptibly and subtly over the course of Kawabata's long illustrious life.
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Capsguy Yea. they're not exactly stories in a sense. Definitely able to get into it more with a background in Asian philosophy

Hadrian If anything, they seem more like Zen koans.

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