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Yasunari Kawabata

Yasunari Kawabata was born in Osaka in 1899. In 1968 he became the first Japanese writer to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. One of Japan’s most distinguished novelists, he published his first stories while he was still in high school, graduating from Tokyo Imperial University in 1924. His short story “The Izu Dancer,” first published in 1925, appeared in The Atlantic Monthly in 1955. Kawabata authored numerous novels, including Snow Country (1956), which cemented his reputation as one of the preeminent voices of his time, as well as Thousand Cranes (1959), The Sound of the Mountain (1970), The Master of Go (1972), and Beauty and Sadness (1975). He served as the chairman of... Read More

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Beauty and Sadness
Written by Yasunari Kawabata
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1996
$13.95/15.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-76105-1 (0-679-76105-5)

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The Master of Go
Written by Yasunari Kawabata
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 1996
$14.95/16.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-76106-8 (0-679-76106-3)

Go is a game of strategy in which two players attempt to surround each other’s black or white stones. Simple in its fundamentals, infinitely complex in its execution, Go is an essential expression of the Japanese spirit. And in his fictional chronicle of a match played between a revered and heretofore... Read more






Snow Country
Written by Yasunari Kawabata, Translated by Edward G. Seidensticker
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1996
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-76104-4 (0-679-76104-7)

Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata’s Snow Country is widely considered to be the writer’s masterpiece: a powerful tale of wasted love set amid the desolate beauty of western Japan.
 
At an isolated mountain hot spring, with snow blanketing every surface, Shimamura, a wealthy dilettante meets Komako, a lowly geisha. She... Read more






The Sound of the Mountain
Written by Yasunari Kawabata
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 1996
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-76264-5 (0-679-76264-7)

Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata’s The Sound of the Mountain is a beautiful rendering of the predicament of old age — the gradual, reluctant narrowing of a human life, along with the sudden upsurges of passion that illuminate its closing.
 
By day Ogata Shingo, an elderly Tokyo businessman, is... Read more






Thousand Cranes
Written by Yasunari Kawabata
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 1996
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-76265-2 (0-679-76265-5)

Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata’s Thousand Cranes is a luminous story of desire, regret, and the almost sensual nostalgia that binds the living to the dead.
 
While attending a traditional tea ceremony in the aftermath of his parents’ deaths, Kikuji encounters his father’s former mistress, Mrs. Ota. At first Kikuji... Read more





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