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Meetup Fifty Nine: Snow Country

  • The Gibson

    108 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (map)

    40.720075 -73.955308

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  • Hey team - we're going to try and do one more book to finish out the year, so for mid-December we'll be reading the Nobel Prize winning Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata.

    Here's a pretty nice conceptual overview of the book:

    "Unless you are familiar with Japanese culture and language, you will find Snow Country different from most any novel you may have read. Read superficially the novel appears to follow a simple plot and structure. Yet, its intensity and beauty lies in the lyrical imagery of landscape and evocation of the protagonists' complex psyche and their relationships. The novel can be compared to a Japanese brushstroke painting, economic and suggestive, where the observant eye is able to complete the picture or the story. To fully appreciate Kawabata's prose in English, newcomers are well advised to empty their minds of other, mainly western, literary experiences and expectations and open up to a different world."

    PS - if you're concerned about the time until the meetup, this book clocks in at less than 200 pages, so it should be reasonable to finish in a few weeks. See you all then

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  • John
    Event Host

    Hi there - I'm looking to meetup with some interesting people who love reading as much as I do!... more

  • David R.

    Hello! Having spent last few years reading contemporary and eclectic fiction, I'm looking to... more

  • Susan

    Hi, I'd love to join this group. Want to be exposed to some good lit!

  • Brenna

    Recently moved to Brooklyn. Scientist by day.

  • Meg

    My name is Meg! I really like to read!

  • Danny

    Books & alcohol.

  • Katharina B.

    I live in Greenpoint and looking to join an interesting book club that reads literature I... more

  • Pinar

    Loves books and traveling.

  • Pinchas

    My curiosity pushes me to meet new people and exchange ideas. Of particular... more

  • Bill B.

    Regular reader. Mostly non-fiction but I do forays into fiction.

  • Paul

    I read books.

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