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BarbaraBB
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Mehso-so

I love Japanese novels and this one seemed perfect but somehow it wasn‘t - for me.

Nishino spends his life looking for love. Ten of his lovers tell about their relationship with him. Through their stories we get to know him. Except I didn‘t. For me the book was a bit too indistinct and detached.

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Lexica10
Star | Yukio Mishima
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In the pale light of midnight‘s foggy street,
I‘m haunted by the goodbye in your eyes.

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Crimson613
Snow Country | Yasunari Kawabata
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Remember that essay I said I was going to write about one of my #japaneseliterature reads? Well, I wrote it about Snow Country since I didn't get far into 1Q84! Spoilers since it's an analysis post #love

Read: https://readatnight00.wordpress.com/2019/11/26/owls-why-bother-walking-towards-f...

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Dyslexicon13
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Pickpick

From start to finish this was a dark and captivating read!

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la_rose_noire
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"A life with love is happy. A life for love is foolish. A life of if only is unbearable. In my seventy-eight years, I have had all three." #thewomaninthewhitekimono #japanese #currentlyreading

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Crimson613
Snow Country | Yasunari Kawabata
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Pickpick

Not sure why I didn't finish this one the first time I tried reading it or why I thought it was boring. Maybe it's because I wasn't actively reading it. This time, as much as my #romance frozen heart dislikes giving praise, Snow Country tells a beautifully poignant story of unrequited love between a hot spring geisha and one of the Tokyo patrons. Recommended #japaneseliterature #literary

#24B4Monday #readathon @jb72 @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

TheReadingMermaid Doing good 👍 2w
jb72 Great job! I‘m not a romance reader. 🎉 2w
Andrew65 This can happen to me too. One time struggle to get into it, another time just love it. 2w
Andrew65 A great time so far. 👏👏👏 2w
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Crimson613
Snow Country | Yasunari Kawabata
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There's so much death in this book and it's very sad. I feel for Komako, but I also would like to know how Shimamura feels. He's very closed off with his feelings even though we see everything through his eyes #symbolism #japaneseliterature #romance

@jb72 @TheReadingMermaid @andrew65 #24B4Monday #readathon

Andrew65 Sounds heavy. 2w
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Crimson613
Snow Country | Yasunari Kawabata
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This flowery language and #symbolism were never really my forte but I think I've gotten better, still...I can't tell if that "mountain" that "seduced" him, which he then promptly "roughly climbed" is an actual mountain or a woman... #japaneseliterature #romance

@jb72 @TheReadingMermaid @andrew65 #24B4Monday #readathon

jb72 Yeah symbolism was lost on me at times. 2w
Crimson613 @jb72 teachers love them and I'm just here like how what the heck what magic must i learn to see them too 2w
Andrew65 😂 2w
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Crimson613
Snow Country | Yasunari Kawabata
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He decided to come check out what I was up to #24B4Monday #readathon 😊 This is the second time I'm attempting to read this book. It was recommended to me by my friend months back but it was kind of boring. Now that I'm reading it...Shimamura is a creep and I have an idea of how to twist the failure prompt #japaneseliterature #romance

@jb72 @TheReadingMermaid @andrew65

TheReadingMermaid You can do the sweetheart! Show that book who's boss!! 💪 2w
jb72 He is so cute! Thanks for joining us! 2w
Crimson613 @jb72 don't tell the others but he's my favorite xD and np, I always need an incentive to read and these are fun 😍 2w
Andrew65 Good luck 👍😊 2w
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