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Author: Yasunari Kawabata; Edward Seidensticker
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st Vintage International edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yasunari Kawabata; Edward Seidensticker
ISBN: 0679761047 9780679761044
OCLC Number: 32925043
Description: x, 175 p. ; 21 cm.
Other Titles: Yukiguni.
Responsibility: Yasunari Kawabata ; translated by Edward G. Seidensticker.
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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.

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