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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A heart is never lonely; a person is, when he stands at the crossroads where the perfect fantasy is blemished with candid realism. 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.

But waste is the theme of this book. You quickly see all the references to black hair against the white snow and darkness against sunlight, distant music against stillness — darkness and wasted beauty as the main character says in regard to his favorite geisha.

Shimamura abandoned himself to the fancy that he had stepped into some unreal conveyance, that he was being borne away kwaabata emptiness, cut off from time and place. This is still true – here is a short National Geographic video about it https: She was the reflection of their union, explaining why both are attracted counyry her yet neither had the power to confront her. I county exactly what I’m doing. We like Komako and her tortured cojntry.


Snow Country – Kawabata Yasunari

Snow Country – Canada. I am white, mostly. And, Komako struggled forward as if she bore her sacrifice, or her punishment. The delights of nature.

Steeped in Japanese tradition Nobel kwaabata winner Yasunari Kawabata has created something almost otherworldly, like it belongs in a completely different time and place.

Snow Country

Chimerical decorated beauties parade on the floating world of nightfall. Apr 09, Carol rated it it was amazing Shelves: Kawabata in his usual sinister flair speaks about the idea of an exhausted beauty that would not have an unambiguous ending.

Visiting Japan inI met Kawabata-san. I know the weight on the chest. I spent the entire month I was reading this book, all pp of it, alternately claustrophobic and bemused.

I come alive to die; I bulk up to surrender; I appear to vanish. A few months before his death inhe wrote an abbreviated version of the work, which he titled “Gleanings from Snow Country”, that shortened the novel to a few spare pages, a length that placed it among his Palm-of-the-Hand Storiesa form to which Kawabata devoted particular attention for more than 50 years. Return to Book Page. Seemingly incidental elements that become substantial meditations on the world around us when touched by Kawabata’s majestic pen.

I read the other reviews of Snow Country before I read the book.

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Yasunaei it Forward Read it first. I wanted to pay Noela for it, but she made me accept it as a gift. I was devastated, shocked really, shocked by how the intensity of my memory of her contrasted with the fact that she no longer existed.


Such ordinary moments become, under ciuntry expert pen of Kawabata loaded with poetry and meaning, symbols of secret undercurrents of yearning and loneliness that require the rhythms and the conventions of classical haiku poetry to be captured when ordinary words prove themselves insufficient: Enough to hurt just a little. View all 14 comments. The Gala Yuzawa countr resort opens mid-December and closes early May. An abyss of vulnerability. Mar 15, Cheryl rated it liked it Shelves: The weaving and the bleaching in the snow of the Chijimi fabric are painstakingly laborious and time consuming.

View all 3 comments. An avalanche of introspection roaring down a mountainside, seeking for one’s attention.

In Kawabata’s footsteps to ‘Snow Country’

My hands reach out Towards the winter sky, Hoping I might catch A star in each hand. It’s like when you mishear lyrics in a song and find out the line that killed you wasn’t what they were singing at all.

New love floats on water. The true Komako is the passionate lover of a mystery man who is dying of consumption, the woman ready to give her heart to a stranger that can take her away from her current life, the singer who studies on her own ancient love ballads for samisen: