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ISBN: 0140082131 / ISBN-13: 9780140082135

Snow country

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Shimamura is tired of the bustling city. He takes the train through the snow to the mountains of the west coast of Japan, to meet with a geisha he ... Show synopsis

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  • Snow Country (Penguin Books Ltd) – Mass-market paperback (1986)
    by Yasunari Kawabata, E.G. Seidensticker (Translator)

    Snow Country
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    Mass-market paperback, Penguin Books Ltd
    1986
    English
    New edition. New edition.
    208 pages

    ISBN: 0140082131
    ISBN-13: 9780140082135

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JoeS

Snow Country by Kawabata

by JoeS on Jun 4, 2009

Terrific book. Story is ?old fashioned? to Western eyes, in that it is a love story about a (then)?modern? man and a geisha. My background in Asian studies doesn?t go deeply enough to know if this relationship would be possible nowadays in Japan, but I doubt it. Still, the story is tender and vividly describes the lives of the people of the time. The man is the problem in this story ... a self-centered, somewhat shallow person who has enough money to do what he wants, but doesn?t really know what he wants. The geisha figure is intelligent and unfortunate in her birth circumstances, and, in Japanese society (probably even now), doomed to her position vis-a-vis men. Worth reading for its insights into a very different culture and time.

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