Yasunari Kawabata’s “Snow Country” is set in a remote hot spring—or onsen—town in central Japan. The landscape is beautiful; in the winter, the entire world is rendered white as everything becomes buried in snow. Yet with this beauty also comes a sense of desolation.
The whisky priest is on the run. In 1930s post-revolutionary Mexico, Catholic priests are not welcomed by the government. Led by an ideologically-driven lieutenant, the police of the southern state of Tabasco have found and captured nearly every priest in the area.
Set against the backdrop of a Depression-era mill town in Georgia, Carson McCullers’ “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” sees four characters, all alone, trapped in the jumbled series of wants, resentments, plots, worlds of their own making.