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The Resource Snow country, Yasunari Kawabata ; translated by Edward G. Seidensticker

Snow country, Yasunari Kawabata ; translated by Edward G. Seidensticker

Label
Snow country
Title
Snow country
Statement of responsibility
Yasunari Kawabata ; translated by Edward G. Seidensticker
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
With the brushstroke suggestiveness and astonishing grasp of motive that won him the Nobel Prize for Literature, Yasunari Kawabata tells a story of wasted love set amid the desolate beauty of western Japan, the snowiest region on earth. It is there, at an isolated mountain hotspring, that the wealthy sophisticate Shimamura meets the geisha Komako, who gives herself to him without regrets, knowing that their passion cannot last. Shimamura is a dilettante of the feelings; Komako has staked her life on them. Their affair can have only one outcome. Yet, in chronicling its doomed course, one of Japan's greatest modern writers creates a novel dense in implication and exalting in its sadness
Member of
Summary
Follows the story of a tragic affair between a wealthy dilettante and a mountain geisha who gives herself to him without illusions or regrets, in a tale of wasted love by the Nobel Prize-winning Japanese author
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
037456
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1899-1972
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kawabata, Yasunari
Dewey number
895.6344
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
820
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1921-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Seidensticker, Edward
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Extramarital affairs
  • Geishas
  • Women's role
  • Married men
  • Villages
  • Mountain life
  • Loneliness
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
  • Winter
  • Snow
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Label
Snow country, Yasunari Kawabata ; translated by Edward G. Seidensticker
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000011829622
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 175 p.
Isbn
9780679761044
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
95032725
Label
Snow country, Yasunari Kawabata ; translated by Edward G. Seidensticker
Publication
Control code
000011829622
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 175 p.
Isbn
9780679761044
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
95032725

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