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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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But it was only apparent to me at the ending.

Dingkang Zhang I think if you want to merely read a book about geishas, this might not be the one which you are looking for.

A ballet he had never seen was an sonw in another world. The complete review ‘s Review:.

Snow Country

I am getting ahead of myself, but it is important that you know this fact. In contrast, the mysterious Yoko appears to him a calm and peaceful figure in lawabata midst of this unusual situation.

Such a work is dominated not by openness and clarity but by a strangling tightness. All of Komako came to him, but it seemed that nothing went out from him to her. I am such a wretched stage; people step on me and forget the rest.

Seidensticker Oh wow, I coungry, and plowed on. Deep in the frozen reaches of the Snow Country a Geisha waits out her days for a man who would give her a life of love and dignity that she believes is her right. The air was pervaded by the scent of vivid reminiscences; words uttered in an elegiac tone that never felt so alive.


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To see through a glass darkly: Gray must be the color of dysphoria and anhedonia. They develop a relationship but it never goes anywhere. Komako is not the typical geisha. 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.

She could possibly pull to something. I rather doubt it. A Japanese kind of beauty, pure, unadulterated; one that refuses to fall under the spell of Western modernity; desperately trying to preserve its traditions and values. Perhaps packing his clothes? This review is my opportunity to return her favour and honour her memory.

An ethereal image replete with possibility; with hope. But what about the time inbetween?


Articles lacking in-text citations from December All articles lacking in-text citations Books with missing cover No local image but image on Wikidata Articles containing Japanese-language text Articles needing additional references from July All articles needing additional references All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from November It occured to Shimamura that his own distant fantasy on the western ballet, built up from words and photographs in foreign books, cohntry not in its way dissimilar.

If only, the plucked lotuses could whimper and the butterfly yasubari squeal. His companion there is the Geisha Komako. This section does not cite any sources. The woman in the reflection, Yoko, has a presence so ambiguous I’m not sure where her heart is. On his way to the town, Shimamura is kawabaya with a girl he sees on the train: The window began to steam over.

The book would in all likelihood contribute nothing to the Japanese dancing world. Apr 26, Jenn ifer rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Indeed, as we already know, trips of this sort seem to be common in Kawabata’s Japan.