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First Snow on Fuji

First Snow on Fuji( )
Author: Kawabata, Yasunari
ISBN:978-1-58243-105-5
Publication Date:Oct 2000
Publisher:Counterpoint Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $15.95
Book Description:

The stories of Yasunari Kawabata evoke an unmistakably Japanese atmosphere in their delicacy, understatement, and lyrical description. Like his later works, First Snow on Fuji is concerned with forms of presence and absence, with being, with memory and loss of memory, with not-knowing. Kawabata lets us slide into the lives of people who have been shattered by war, loss, and longing. These stories are beautiful and melancholy, filled with Kawabata's unerring vision of human...
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Book Details
Pages:248
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Short Stories (Single Author)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.33 x 8 x 0.62 Inches
Book Weight:0.594 Pounds
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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