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Snow Country

Snow Country( )
Author: Kawabata, Yasunari
ISBN:978-4-8053-0635-2
Publication Date:Dec 2017
Publisher:Tuttle Publishing
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $19.99
Book Description:

Snow Country, perhaps the most of Yasunari Kawabata's classic Japanese novels, is a dazzling portrait of a country geisha, Komako, in a Japanese hot springs resort, as seen through the eyes of a wealthy dilettante, Shimamira. The two main characters, as well as Yoko, the pretty maid who comes between them, are searching for love, but their circumstances and their unrealistic hopes ensure they cannot find it and that only tragedy and deep despair for all three of them can...
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Detailed Subjects: Fiction / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.3 x 20.3 cm
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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