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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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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 ... More

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