“The train came out of the long tunnel into the snow country” – even the first sentence of this acclaimed novel drives us into the snowy feel of the story. In the background of this Japanese classic there are mountains with their tops covered in snow, but its heart lies in the emotions of the main characters.
Melancholic tale of passion and the necessity of coming to terms with passing. Kawabata’s mastery prose makes us relish each and every word. It’s worth reading even if only for the descirption of nature, often considered best in whole Japanese fiction. Kawabata received Literary Nobel Prize in 1968.
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