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The stories of Yasunari Kawabata evoke an unmistakably Japanese atmosphere in their delicacy, understatement, and lyrical description. Like his later works, First Snow on Fuji is concerned with forms of presence and absence, with being, with memory and loss of memory, with not-knowing. Kawabata lets us slide into the lives of people who have been shattered by war, loss, and longing. These stories are beautiful and melancholy, filled with Kawabatas unerring vision of human psychology. First Snow on Fuji was originally published in Japan in 1958, ten years before Kawabata received the Nobel Prize. Kawabata selected the stories for this collection himself, and the result is a stunning assembly of disparate moods and genres. This new edition is the first to be published in English.

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The stories of Yasunari Kawabata evoke an unmistakably Japanese atmosphere in their delicacy, understatement, and lyrical description. Kawabata lets us slide into the lives of people who have been shattered by war, loss, and longing.

First Snow on Fuji was first published in Japan in 1958. Kawabata selected the stories for this collection himself. This edition is the first to be published in English.

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megcampbell3, October 28, 2007 (view all comments by megcampbell3)
Kawabata’s tales in "First Snow on Fuji" have a timeless sensibility, although they certainly take place in the just post WWII Japan. There is as much silence as there are happenings in these short stories, and the combined impression they leave behind is much like shadows in footprints in fresh snow. The stories within the stories are enjoyable, as are the relationships between characters. Kawabata seems to make his sketches with just the right lines. Yasunari Kawabata and Haruki Murakami seem to be cut from a similar cloth.
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ISBN:
9781582431055
Translator:
Emmerich, Michael
Author:
Emmerich, Michael
Author:
Kawabata, Yasunari
Publisher:
Counterpoint
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20001012
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
248
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8 x 5.33 in 10 oz

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Product details 248 pages Counterpoint Press - English 9781582431055 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The stories of Yasunari Kawabata evoke an unmistakably Japanese atmosphere in their delicacy, understatement, and lyrical description. Kawabata lets us slide into the lives of people who have been shattered by war, loss, and longing.

First Snow on Fuji was first published in Japan in 1958. Kawabata selected the stories for this collection himself. This edition is the first to be published in English.

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