Snow country

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New York : Vintage Books, 1996.
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First Vintage International edition.
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x, 175 pages ; 21 cm
0679761047, 9780679761044, 0399505253


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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APA Citation (style guide)

Kawabata, Y., & Seidensticker, E. (1996). Snow country (First Vintage International edition.). Vintage Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Kawabata, Yasunari, 1899-1972 and Edward Seidensticker. 1996. Snow Country. New York: Vintage Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Kawabata, Yasunari, 1899-1972 and Edward Seidensticker. Snow Country New York: Vintage Books, 1996.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Kawabata, Yasunari, and Edward Seidensticker. Snow Country First Vintage International edition., Vintage Books, 1996.

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