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Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata's Snow Country is widely considered to be the writer's masterpiece: a powerful tale of wasted love set amid the desolate beauty of western Japan. At an isolated mountain hot spring, with snow blanketing every surface, Shimamura, a wealthy dilettante meets Komako, a lowly geisha. She gives herself to him fully and without remorse, despite knowing that their passion cannot last and that the affair can have only one outcome. In chronicling the course of this doomed romance, Kawabata has created a story for the ages -- a stunning novel dense in implication and exalting in its sadness.
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Grouped Work ID 0e577072-3713-9fc4-3ee7-a7d8a9a7042f
Grouping Title snow country
Grouping Author kawabata yasunari
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-11 04:21:02AM
Last Indexed 2018-10-21 04:28:23AM

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auth_author2 Seidensticker, Edward, 1921-2007.
author Kawabata, Yasunari, 1899-1972.
author2-role Seidensticker, Edward,1921-2007.
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display_description With the brushstroke suggestiveness and astonishing grasp of motive that won him the Nobel Prize for Literature, Yasunari Kawabata tells a story of wasted love set amid the desolate beauty of western Japan, the snowiest region on earth. It is there, at an isolated mountain hotspring, that the wealthy sophisticate Shimamura meets the geisha Komako, who gives herself to him without regrets, knowing that their passion cannot last. Shimamura is a dilettante of the feelings; Komako has staked her life on them. Their affair can have only one outcome. Yet, in chronicling its doomed course, one of Japan's greatest modern writers creates a novel dense in implication and exalting in its sadness.
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primary_isbn 9780679761044
publishDate 1960, 1996
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series UNESCO collection of representative works. Japanese
series_with_volume UNESCO collection of representative works.Japanese|
subject_facet Love stories, Romance fiction
title_display Snow country
title_full Snow country / Yasunari Kawabata ; translated by Edward G. Seidensticker, Snow country / translated, with an introd. by Edward G. Seidensticker
title_short Snow country
topic_facet Romance fiction