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Snow Country

Snow Country( )
Author: Kawabata, Yasunari
Translator: Seidensticker, Edward G.
ISBN:978-0-14-119259-8
Publication Date:Mar 2011
Publisher:Penguin Books, Limited
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $22.99
Book Description:

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 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 Countryis both delicate and subtle, reflecting in Kawabata's exact, lyrical writing the unspoken love and...
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Book Details
Pages:120
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Romance / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.4 x 19.9 x 0.8 cm
Book Weight:0.104 Kilograms
Author Biography
Kawabata, Yasunari (Author)
Author Yasunari Kawabata was born in Osaka, Japan on June 14, 1899. He experienced numerous family deaths during his childhood including his parents, a sister, and his grandparents. He graduated from the Tokyo Imperial University in March 1924. He wrote both short stories including The Dancing Girl of Izu and novels including The Sound of the Mountains, Snow Country, Thousand Cranes, and The Old Capital. In 1959, he received the Goethe Medal in Frankfurt and in 1968 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. He committed suicide on April 16, 1972.

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