Sunday, September 07, 2008

Snow Country by Kawabata Yasunari

Snow Country is a "haiku novel" about a man and his relationship with two women, a geisha named Komako and a younger girl named Yoko. Spare and beautiful, much like the snow scenes described in the book, it is a sad and tragic tale. I enjoyed it and would like to read more Kawabata books. Perhaps, The Master of Go or Beauty and Sadness. It also leaves me with the desire to read more Japanese literature than required by the Japanese Lit Challenge 2, for which I read this book.


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