Snow Country and Thousand Cranes

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9780140181180: Snow Country and Thousand Cranes

The action in "Thousand Cranes" centres around an art which crystallizes the values of traditional Japan, the tea ceremony, while "Snow Country" is set in the remote northern mountains of Honshu, and tells of the love between a local geisha and a man from Tokyo.

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"Beautifully economical. . . . The "haiku" works entirely by implication; so, in this novel, using the same delicate, glancing technique, Mr. Kawabata probes a complicated human relationship."
--"The Time Literary Supplement "(London)
"Kawabata's novels are among the most affecting and original works of our time."
--"The New York Times Book Review"

Beautifully economical. . . . The "haiku" works entirely by implication; so, in this novel, using the same delicate, glancing technique, Mr. Kawabata probes a complicated human relationship.
"The Time Literary Supplement "(London)
Kawabata s novels are among the most affecting and original works of our time.
"The New York Times Book Review""

Beautifully economical. . . . The haiku works entirely by implication; so, in this novel, using the same delicate, glancing technique, Mr. Kawabata probes a complicated human relationship.
The Time Literary Supplement (London)
Kawabata s novels are among the most affecting and original works of our time.
The New York Times Book Review"

"Beautifully economical. . . . The haiku works entirely by implication; so, in this novel, using the same delicate, glancing technique, Mr. Kawabata probes a complicated human relationship."
--The Time Literary Supplement (London)
"Kawabata's novels are among the most affecting and original works of our time."
--The New York Times Book Review

About the Author:

Yasunari Kawabata was born near Osaka in 1899 and was orphaned at the age of two. His first stories were published while he was still in high school and he decided to become a writer. He graduated from Tokyo Imperial University in 1924 and a year later made his first impact on Japanese letters with Izu Dancer. He soon became a leading figure the lyrical school that offered the chief challenge to the proletarian literature of the late 1920s. His writings combine the two forms of the novel and the haiku poems, which within restrictions of a rigid metre achieves a startling beauty by its juxtaposition of opposite and incongruous terms. Snow Country (1956) and Thousand Cranes (1959) brought him international recognition. Kawabata died by his own hand, on April 16 1972.

Snow Country is translated from the Japanese by Edward G. Seidensticker (1921-2007), who was a prominent scholar of Japanese literature.

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Yasunari Kawabata
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