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First U.S.Edition, 2nd printing. Author won Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968. The first Japanese to receive this award. The first experimental edition of Snow Country was issued in a paper binding at $1.25. That edition having been exhausted, this edition was the only edition available.DJ has light chipping, 1/2" tear at the top edge and tanning on edges. Previous owner's name on endpaper and stain from glue on endpaper. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. Near fine.At an isolated mountain hot spring, with snow blanketing every surface, Shimamura, a wealthy dilettante meets Komako, a lowly geisha. She gives herself to him fully and without remorse, despite knowing that their passion cannot last and that the affair can have only one outcome. In chronicling the course of this doomed romance, Kawabata has created a story for the ages, a stunning novel dense in implication and exalting in its sadness.
Title: Snow Country Nobel Prize
Edition: 2nd prt.
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1957-01-01
Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
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Seller ID: 7-5-1938
Keywords: Nobel prize winner forbidden romance,