Original Language: Japanese
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The image of the New Year's bells in Kyoto resonates so much within me that I had to read the novel again after a nine year hiatus.
Such wonderful prose.
As a Westerner, coming to great Japanese literature (I was introduced to this corp of work through the living works of Murakami and the classical pen of tenth century Sei Shonagon)... Read morePublished 13 months ago by travelswithadiplomat
I regret to say that this book just didn’t do it for me – and so, I remain (in a manner of speaking) in Rudyard Kipling’s camp. Apart from the chapter titled “A Rainy Sky” (pp. Read morePublished 17 months ago by R. Russell Bittner
This must be what they call "melodrama". It's worth reading once if you are a Kawabata fan, but the ending will make you wonder if they've already made a few versions of... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Gromer
The genius of this great writer is fully demonstrated in this story of passion between a woman and a man and betweeb a woman and a woman. Read morePublished on June 8, 2014 by Arthur Bloom