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Snow Country
Written by Yasunari Kawabata, Translated by Edward G. Seidensticker
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1996
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-76104-4 (0-679-76104-7)

Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata’s Snow Country is widely considered to be the writer’s masterpiece: a powerful tale of wasted love set amid the desolate beauty of western Japan.
 
At an isolated mountain hot spring, with snow blanketing every surface, Shimamura, a wealthy dilettante meets Komako, a lowly geisha. She... Read more






The Decay of the Angel
Written by Yukio Mishima, Translated by Edward G. Seidensticker
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 1990
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-72243-4 (0-679-72243-2)

Yukio Mishima’s The Decay of the Angel is the final novel in his masterful tetralogy, The Sea of Fertility. It is the last installment of Shigekuni Honda’s pursuit of the successive reincarnations of his childhood friend Kiyoaki Matsugae.
 
It is the late 1960s and Honda, now an aged and wealthy... Read more






Some Prefer Nettles
Written by Junichiro Tanizaki, Translated by Edward G. Seidensticker
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 1995
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-75269-1 (0-679-75269-2)

Junichiro Tanizaki’s Some Prefer Nettles is an exquisitely nuanced exploration of the allure of ancient Japanese tradition—and the profound disquiet that accompanied its passing.
 
It is the 1920s in Tokyo, and Kaname and his wife Misako are trapped in a parody of a progressive Western marriage. No longer attracted to... Read more





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