THE FLOW-DYNAMICS. IN KAWABATA YASUNARI ‘S. Snom Country by KINYA TSURUTA. I N his major works, like Snow Country (I93 ), Thousand Cranes. Kawabata’s Snow Country is one of those works that readers seem to “warn” other readers about with regard to the level of “patience” required. A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Snow Country by Kawabata Yasunari.

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So came, Shimamura and Komako, Yoko and Yukio. He lived his whole life in the snow country and to his “eyes in their last extremity Kqwabata minimalistic and poignant style. Fifteen minutes later it thunders through the long tunnel and we are back in Gunma. As a child, I used to spend hours gazing the dainty beauties as they flirted with the boisterous flowers.

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View all 7 comments. New love sinks like a stone. Komako, going back to the hot-springsdowsing her heart in sakeShimamura once again losing his candor in an illusionary other world and the chrysanthemum withering on the snow-caped eaves.

What’s exterior about that? Other readers may find that they enjoy the idea of much being imparted, and much being inferred. The face of the young girl inspires flashbacks from his previous summer, when he became acquainted in one of the mountain villages with a local geisha.

WTF, I kept thinking, why am I still at this rock-pile, trying to winkle out some small purpose to the narrative; then along would come a gem, eg: First, I recommend that you not do what I did, and read it over a period of 2 weeks – 20 pages here, 12 pages there. Despite her strong feeling, Komaku also notes, for example: No longer a girl but still not a woman, she loves with passionate abandon, making herself vulnerable to her own emotions.


The rosiness of the wings spread on to my palm as it lay there silently in all its glory. From the wordless i-love-yous, the touchless caresses, the undone kisses, everything is insinuated and nothing is said nor done.

I found the Japanese man to be cold-hearted and bland, his interest in beauty and in language a sterile and self-serving one. Amid my hearty giggles, the soft buttery wings browsed my cheeks for a pink watermark.

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I …more This book is short but very poetic. If you’re not sure how to activate it, please refer to this site: I coaxed it, even twisted my palm, all it coutnry was spiral down on the ground as a rocket descending to its earthly grave.

Kawabata is here associating the whole ‘custom’ of ‘snow country’ vacations with impending destruction.

What a lovely carefree time it was. For within his great scene building, where Kawabata, in lieu if wasting words describing what is said and done by his characters, gives us a picture in words which, as a picture is wont to do in the common lore, “is worth a thousand words. The haiku works entirely by implication; so, in this novel, using the same delicate, glancing technique, Mr. For a little less and a lot more, Snow Country is where one needs to visit.

This refined suit of silly intellectualism that I have carefully cultivated through the years is now reduced to ashes after being engulfed by the flames of clear brilliance, so clear that I mistook it for reality.

A strong, small work, brought to a devastating conclusion. Mar 21, Ian “Marvin” Graye rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 30 comments. Rich and hearty fare to ward off winter chill At Grand Hyatt Tokyo’s teppanyaki iron grill restaurant Keyakizaka, diners can warm up with a lavish shabu-shabu hot pot dish made on the teppan featuring thinly sliced Keyak Where love is nothing but a mirrored reality or a fogged illusion.


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Regardless, the Action is reserved for the finale; it’s the sword in the guts of the story’s body, the last touches on what is otherwise a, yes, simplehonest portrayal of human desire.

Steeped in Japanese tradition Nobel prize winner Yasunari Kawabata has created something almost otherworldly, like it belongs in a completely different time and place. That is where she belongs. As his most potent symbol of this “counter-Western modernity”, the rural geisha, Komako, embodies Kawabata’s conception of traditional Japanese beauty by taking Western influence and subverting it to traditional Japanese forms.

Shimamura knows immediately when he sees Komako that she is unlike other Geishas of the town. I try to write but the words disintegrate between my fingertips. An image of a young woman reflected in the window of a train. The majority of the text illustrates the untethered relationship that develops over a series of years–depicted through seasonally-themed vignettes–between a Geisha and a married vacationer.