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Kwaidan Book Club: Snow Country

  • Sun, November 13, 2016
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop

“Here in our mountains, the snow falls even on the maple leaves.” 
― Yasunari Kawabata, Snow Country

Hello all! Our November read will be Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata. Join us as we read a powerful tale of wasted love set amid the desolate beauty of western Japan.

*Please help support Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop by ordering your copy through them. Make sure to mention that it is for the Kwaidan Book Club (Japan Society of New Orleans's Book Club) for a special discount :-)*


At an isolated mountain hot spring, with snow blanketing every surface, Shimamura, a wealthy dilettante meets Komako, a lowly geisha. She gives herself to him fully and without remorse, despite knowing that their passion cannot last and that the affair can have only one outcome. In chronicling the course of this doomed romance, Kawabata has created a story for the ages — a stunning novel dense in implication and exalting in its sadness.


Yasunari Kawabata was a Japanese writer whose melancholic lyricism echoes an ancient Japanese literary tradition in the modern idiom. His spare, lyrical, subtly-shaded prose works won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968, the first Japanese author to receive the award. His works have enjoyed broad international appeal and are still widely read. He was born on June 14, 1899 in Osaka, Japan and died on April 16, 1972. 


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