Dinner & A Book: Snow Country

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About This Episode

Episode #707 - Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata

To this haunting novel of wasted love, Kawabata brings the brushstroke suggestiveness and astonishing grasp of motive that earned him the Nobel Prize for Literature. As he chronicles the affair between a wealthy dilettante and the mountain geisha who gives herself to him without illusions or regrets, one of Japan's greatest writers creates a work that is dense in implication and exalting in its sadness.

Original Airdate:
October 20, 2007
Last Re-airdate:
November 11, 2008

In This Episode


    Sesame Crusted Tuna Balls with Ginger
    Japanese Beef Salad Rolls
    Beef Yakitori with Eggplant
    California rolls

The Book

Snow Country
By Yasunari Kawabata

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