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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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.

We are experiencing technical difficulties. Mariel circa age 15! His voice is a whisper in a world that only shouts and replaces the background noise with words that contain it all, the gift of life, the tragedy of death and the interdependent wholeness of both. But it’s compelling all the way through, as Kawabata yadunari atmosphere, and utilizes this snowy, cold, distant town and also the background characters very effectively.

View countru 3 comments. Yoko is uncomplicated to Shimamura! Keep Exploring Britannica Bob Dylan. I thank him and scurry out in the winter night, now decorated with a heavy snowfall. Also, if one does not know about the geisha life, one should not expect to get backstory except for what is in the introduction. I always loved both the gown, the blade and the mask in this second work. The stars, almost too many to be true, came forward so brightly that it was as if they were falling with the swiftness of the void.

A place where ancient tradition and sheer pleasure are bound together, taking the shape of a young geisha called Komako. Of course he is married with kids in Tokyo but he can still be her sugar-daddy, so to speak.

In the intimacy of love, her heart was beating like couple moths on a lamp, once again fumbling into emptiness.

The fragile beauty of a snowflake deteriorates at the slightest touch melting into the heat of the fingers.

The wasted effort isn’t too long. In any case, this writer’s deeply poetic language was fundamental for me to actually enjoy this book. We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. He wouldn’t want them to be burned on.


Finally there is light and … everything is white. This type of motion and fusion allures, but the dialogue is hollow and centers around random talk between these two characters, and yet the characters never get too close to be felt. Snow Country 1 29 Aug 12, The said terminology becomes the definite antagonist to the foundation of love and beauty.

He has a geisha lover named Komako in snow country in the mountains. Sorry, but your browser needs Javascript to use this site. It is written in prose but using the haiku style, terse and austere, due to the limitation of words and the use of opposites and contrasts. 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. All my previous remarks might explain why I intellectually appreciate the work of Kawabata, but it falls short of revealing the way some stories reach right into my inner core and take residence there among my personal friends and favorites.

We like Komako and her tortured soul. I liked yasinari novel First Snow on Fuji better. Some of the reasons are personal, and deal with my own past mistakes in regard to the women I loved and lost. Shimamura is a dilettante. I haven’t read this yet, but is it anything like Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton except the setting being feudal Japan, because this is the impression the summary gives me.

Particularly when a light out in the mountains shone in snoe center of the girl’s face, Shimamura felt his chest rise at the inexpressible beauty of it. After all, it was a lonely heart drowning in remote emotionalism.

Snow Country – Kawabata Yasunari

Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. In the end, the universe is beauty and sadnes, rust and stardust, ice and fire, mountain and starlight, shining equally on the Japanese and the Russo-American landscapes: 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 Counry articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from November The notes went out crystalline into the clean winter morning, to sound on the far, snowy peaks.


The clues to unlocking the secrets in the hearts of Shimamura and Komako are mostly unspoken, relying more on glances, body movements and yaxunari on the vagaries of the weather over the mountain ranges, nature expressing in its plays of light and shadow the inner turmoil of the kawabaya.

I found Ethan Frome very upsetting because of the tragic ending and how hard Ethan snoq to run away from his fate.

In Kawabata’s footsteps to ‘Snow Country’

I see him as a guy who lives for those eyelid image times. Leave Mishima alone, Mariel! Kawwbata it was growing dark, and the lights had been turned on in the train, transforming the wi An image of aysunari young woman reflected in the window of a train.

The main plot moves around a married guy from Tokyo, who visits a mountain hotspring in the snowiest place on the Earth to “relax” or “escape” the family burden or ties possiblyyet he winds up contrarily getting entrapped in a love conundrum between Komatsu and Yoko, two of latter are implicitly tied to one another but we are never told what sort of tie it actually is.

This particular young woman, much younger than the man, is both, inexplicably attracted to the man and on a path of self destruction. Komaku is deeply in love with Shimamura, yet their relationship remains a somewhat strained one. I can’t hold it in my hands.

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To ask other readers questions about Snow Countryplease sign up. She gives herself to him fully and without remorse, despite Nobel Prize-winner Yasunari Kawabata’s Snow Country is widely considered to be the writer’s masterpiece, a powerful tale of wasted love set amid the desolate beauty of western Japan. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval.

Komako hopes Shimamura will take her away. He’s the wasted effort, right?