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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 synopsisShimamura 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 believes he loves. Beautiful and innocent, Komako is tightly bound by the rules of a rural geisha, and lives a life of servitude and seclusion that is alien to Shimamura, and their love offers no freedom to either of them. "Snow Country" is both delicate and subtle, reflecting in Kawabata's exact, lyrical writing the unspoken love and the understated passion of the young Japanese couple.Hide synopsis
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Description:New. No dust jacket as issued. Trade paperback (US). Glued...New. No dust jacket as issued. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 192 p. Audience: General/trade. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. The New York Herald Tribune says, "one of the most distinguished and moving Japanese novels to have appeared in this country. "
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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 ...
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