Monday, November 3, 2014

December 5, 2014 -- "Snow Country" by Yasunari Kawabata

Our next meeting is December 5, 2014.  We will be discussing the book Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata
Meeting Information:
Location: Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Small Meeting Room
Address: 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
Date: December 5, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM

Snow Country is one of the three novels cited by the Nobel Committee is awarding Yasunari Kawabata the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968. The novel established Kawabata as one of Japan's foreemost authors and is considered a classic work of Japanese literature.
LINK to Wikipedia Article about "Snow Country."

Our group will also select the books for next year’s meeting schedule. You are welcome to share your suggestions by commenting below or emailing Clif Hostetler at

The following links can provide you guidance regarding our selection process:


bdNM said...

Just to get the ball rolling: here are some suggestions for the various categories for 2015.
My one chief request as an employee of the Kansas City Public Library is that in January or February we do some book in which "romance" good or bad features, so we can be officially part of the Winter Reading Program.

Bible: Book of Ruth, Acts of the Apostles
Greeks: Sappho’s poems (If Not, Winter); Plato, Gorgias; Epictetus, Discourses; Apollonius of Rhodes, Argonautica
Shakespeare: King Lear (HOASF 2015)
Poetry Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Sonnets from the Portuguese; Chaucer, Troilus and Criseyde; Sylvia Plath, Ariel
Non-Western: Bhagavad Gita; Cao Xueqin, The Dream of the Red Chamber; Naguib Mahfouz, The Cairo Trilogy
Female Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights; Sappho; E.B. Browning, Sonnets from the Portuguese; Sylvia Plath, Ariel
Recent Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange; Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus; Sylvia Plath, Ariel; Sartre, Being and Nothingness; Heidegger, Being and Time; James Agee, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, Faulkner’s Snopes Trilogy, Mahfouz’ Cairo Trilogy, and dos Passos’ USA trilogy
Short John Milton, Areopagiticus; Edward Albee, The Zoo Story; Wittgenstein, Tractatus; Marx and Engels, The Communist Manifesto, Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience, Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from a Birmingham Jail
Long Mahfouz, The Cairo Trilogy; Faulkner, The Snopes Trilogy; John Dos Passos, The USA trilogy

Clif Hostetler said...

Twelve people were in attendance at our meeting on December 5, 2014 to discuss Snow Country. Those in attendance included Jan Carter, Tim Thurman, David Linberg, Don Pepper, Tom Brown, John Rasmus, Brian Pauls, Bernard Norcott/Mahany, Leroy Seat, Marty Hattan, Jack Granath, Clif Hostetler.