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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
Hi, I'd love to join this group. Want to be exposed to some good lit!
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My name is Meg! I really like to read!
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