Primera nieve en el monte Fuji

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Editorial Norma, 2008 - Fiction - 211 pages
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First Snow on Fuji, a collection of stories originally published in 1958, is a fairly representative slice of the author's oeuvre. In "Her Husband Didn't" (a classic Kawabata title, by the way), a woman's earlobe becomes the discreet object of desire:

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User Review  - coolsnak3 - LibraryThing

always a joy to read an emmerich translation. i personally tend to prefer kawabata's novels to his short stories, but there are surely some gems in this collection - especially first snow on fuji and silence. Read full review

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User Review  - zasmine - LibraryThing

Silence might be the best short story you ever read. Read full review


En aquél país En este país
Una hilera de ginkgo
El crisantemo en la roca
Primera nieve en el monte Fuji
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Lo que su esposo no hacía

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About the author (2008)

Author Yasunari Kawabata was born in Osaka, Japan on June 14, 1899. He experienced numerous family deaths during his childhood including his parents, a sister, and his grandparents. He graduated from the Tokyo Imperial University in March 1924. He wrote both short stories including The Dancing Girl of Izu and novels including The Sound of the Mountains, Snow Country, Thousand Cranes, and The Old Capital. In 1959, he received the Goethe Medal in Frankfurt and in 1968 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. He committed suicide on April 16, 1972.

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