by Yasunari Kawabata
Originally published in 1956, this is a classic of world literature I read several times in school, and as such is one of those rare books I really enjoyed reading, well, in school. I don't usually read books more than once, I might also stress, so the fact that I really didn't mind doing so in an environment that sometimes leads to the murder of readers hopefully says something. It's an elegiac romance between the traveling Shimamura and the geisha who unexpectedly captures his heart.
Bookshelf status: read.