I bought this for the mesmerizing cover by Japanese photographer Rinko Kawauchi,…☆☆☆


I bought this for the mesmerizing cover by Japanese photographer Rinko Kawauchi, and am reading it side-by-side with the original Japanese.

Have you read any Kawabata? This Edward G. Seidensticker translation by the way, is beautiful. 

(When I read Japanese classics, it helps to start with the English✌🏻)

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川端康成「雪国」。

川内倫子さんの写真の表紙がとても綺麗だったので英語版を買いました。すると中の英訳もまた美しく、読んでるうちに日本語で読みたくなり (どうしたい) オリジナルも買いました。

日本語が読めるって本気ですごいですよ、って誰に言ってる😁



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4 thoughts on “I bought this for the mesmerizing cover by Japanese photographer Rinko Kawauchi,…☆☆☆

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  2. I have read several books by Kawabata and this one was the very first Japanese novel I have ever read (over 20 years ago, when I was a high school student). I enjoyed it but still found it a bit boring then. Maybe I would think differently about it now – I think I should reread it.

  3. I read snow Country a few months ago and loved the slow, poetic, subtle writing style. There was something enchanting in Kawabata’s writing. Recently started A Thousand Cranes but I couldn’t get through it, somehow the story felt unpleasant and the writing style didn’t make up for it. Can you recommend any other book by him? I really liked Snow Country 🙂

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