Snow Country

Book “Snow Country” by Yasunari Kawabata

Book short specifications

Author
Pages
128
Publisher
Penguin Classics
Series
Penguin Modern Classics
Language
english
Release date
2011
Translator
Edward G. Seidensticker
ISBN
978-0-14-119259-8
GTIN
9780141192598
Weight, g
100
Publisher's website
penguin.co.uk

About

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 Country is both delicate and subtle, reflecting in Kawabata's exact, lyrical writing the unspoken love and the understated passion of the young Japanese couple.

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