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Kawabata, Yasunari 1899-1972

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Snow country ; and, Thousand cranes : the Nobel Prize edition of two novels by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

405 editions published between 1900 and 2020 in 14 languages and held by 3,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the brushstroke suggestiveness and astonishing grasp of motive that won him the Nobel Prize for Literature, Yasunari Kawabata tells a story of wasted love set amid the desolate beauty of western Japan, the snowiest region on earth. It is there, at an isolated mountain hotspring, that the wealthy sophisticate Shimamura meets the geisha Komako, who gives herself to him without regrets, knowing that their passion cannot last. Shimamura is a dilettante of the feelings; Komako has staked her life on them. Their affair can have only one outcome. Yet, in chronicling its doomed course, one of Japan's greatest modern writers creates a novel dense in implication and exalting in its sadness
The sound of the mountain by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

225 editions published between 1930 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 2,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By day Ogata Shingo, an elderly Tokyo businessman, is troubled by small failures of memory. At night he associates the distant rumble he hears from the nearby mountain with the sounds of death. In between are the complex relationships that were once the foundations of Shingo's life: his trying wife; his philandering son; and his beautiful daughter-in-law, who inspires in him both pity and the stirrings of desire. Out of this translucent web of attachments, Kawabata has crafted a novel that is a powerful, serenely observed meditation on the relentless march of time." -- Publisher's description
Thousand cranes by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

214 editions published between 1900 and 2020 in 10 languages and held by 2,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man is involved briefly with the two mistresses of his dead father and with the daughter of one of them. In these limited relationships, the limitless human capacity for inertia and illusion is suggested and the infinite strange combinations of human joy and suffering
The master of go by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

113 editions published between 1956 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 1,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 invincible Master and a younger, more modern challenger, Yasunari Kawabata captured the moment in which the immutable traditions of imperial Japan met the onslaught of the twentieth century. The competition between the Master of Go and his opponent, Otaké, is waged over several months and layered in ceremony. But beneath the game's decorum lie tensions that consume not only the players themselves but their families and retainers--tensions that turn this particular contest into a duel that can only end in death." -- Publisher's description
The old capital by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

181 editions published between 1962 and 2020 in 13 languages and held by 1,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel tells the story of Chieko, the adopted daughter of a Kyoto kimono designer, Takichiro, and his wife, Shige. Since her youth, Chieko has been told that she was kidnapped as a baby by the couple in a moment of profound desire. When she is twenty, however, she learns that she was actually a foundling, abandoned by her real parents. Still, the love and affection Takichiro and Shige have given her satisfy her heart and she has no desire to seek out her biological parents--until she makes a startling discovery before the altar of Yasaka shrine. This work was specifically cited by the Nobel committee as one of the three novels for which the author was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968
Beauty and sadness by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

85 editions published between 1900 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A destructive love affair between a married writer and a teenage girl that continues to haunt both of them more than twenty years after their last embrace
The lake by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

89 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story traces a man's sad pursuit of an unattainable perfection, a beauty out of reach, admired from a distance, unconsummated. Homeless, a fugitive from an ambiguous crime, his is an incurable longing that drives him to shadow nameless women in the street and hide in ditches as they pass above him. For their beauty is not of this world, but of a dream-the voice of a girl he meets in a Turkish bath is "an angel's," the figures of two students he follows seem to "glide over the green grass that hid their knees." Reality is the durable ugliness that is his constant companion and is symbolized in the grotesque deformity of the hero's feet. And it is the irreconcilable nature of these worlds that explains the strangely dehumanized, shadowy quality of the eroticism that pervades this novel
First snow on Fuji by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play and eight stories by a Japanese winner of the Nobel Prize. In the title story, an ex-husband and wife try unsuccessfully to recapture their old feelings, in another story a romance fails to take off because he dislikes her ears
A late chrysanthemum : twenty-one stories from the Japanese by Lane Dunlop( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of modern stories by some of Japan's best 20th century writers
The Mother of dreams and other short stories : portrayals of women in modern Japanese fiction by Makoto Ueda( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Scarlet gang of Asakusa by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation of the only work not currently available in English by a Nobel-Prize winning author and the best known Japanese writer outside of Japan
Izu no odoriko by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

177 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan the beautiful and myself by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

27 editions published between 1968 and 1981 in English and Japanese and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kawabata delivered the lecture for his 1968 Nobel Prize in Literature on December 12, titling it "Japan, the Beautiful and Myself." He begins by quoting two classical Japanese poems close to his heart, which he writes when asked for samples of his calligraphy, the first written by the Zen priest Dogen and the second by the priest Myoe. By elaborating on these and several other related poems, Kawabata presents his idea of the gentle and quiet yet warm and passionate quality of the Japanese spirit, one which considers nature a close companion and at times identical with the human self. Moving nimbly through the various traditional Japanese arts, covering flower-arranging, tea ceremony, ceramics, landscaping, and literature, he paints the Japanese idea of beauty in comprehensive and evocative colors, speaking about such things as mono no aware, the poignant awareness of the beauty of things and their passing; the use of plain words in poetry to evoke the wordless; and, very importantly to his own work, the embrace of a nothingness which is quite unlike its Western counterpart in that it has much more to do with becoming one with the world instead of pessimism
House of the sleeping beauties by Kris Defoort( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les belles endormies by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

88 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans une étrange maison close, les belles sont endormies, parées et nues pour recevoir la visite d'hommes de grand âge. Eguchi est l'un de ces visiteurs nocturnes, qui vient admirer le sommeil des jeunes filles, retrouver les images oubliées, respirer les parfums de sa jeunesse ; vivre quelques heures splendides et sensuelles
Modern Japanese stories : an anthology = [Gendai Nihon tanpenshū] by Ivan Morris( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dandelions by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 2019 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beautifully spare and deeply strange, Dandelions--exploring love and madness--is Kawabata's final novel, left incomplete when he committed suicide in April, 1972. The book concerns Ineko's mother and Kuno, the young man who loves Ineko and wants to marry her. The two have left Ineko at the Ikuta Mental Hospital, which she has entered for treatment of a condition that might be called "seizures of body blindness." Although her vision as a whole is unaffected, she periodically becomes unable to see her lover Kuno's body: when this occurs, Ineko breaks down. Whether or not her condition actually constitutes madness is a topic of heated discussion between Kuno and Ineko's mother ... In this tantalizing book, Kawabata explores the incommunicability of desire as well as desire's relation to the urge to hide. With Dandelions, Kawabata carries the art of the novel, where he always suggested more than he stated, into mysterious new realms."--
Snow country, and Thousand cranes by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

23 editions published between 1958 and 1986 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of the bamboo cutter = Taketori monogatari by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Series of fairy tales about a young girl (Kaguya-hime) found inside a hollow bamboo stem
Palm-of-the-hand stories by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

44 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata felt the essence of his art was to be found not in his longer works but in a series of short-stories which he called Palm-of-the-hand-stories - written over the span of his career. In them we find loneliness, love and the passage of time, demonstrating the range and complexity of a true master
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The sound of the mountain
The sound of the mountainThousand cranesThe master of goThe old capitalBeauty and sadnessThe lakeFirst snow on FujiThe Mother of dreams and other short stories : portrayals of women in modern Japanese fiction
Alternative Names
Âsunari Kavabata.

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Kaouampata, Giasounari

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Kavabata, Jasumari

Kavabata, Jasunari.

Kavabata, Jasunari 1899-1972

Kavabata Jasunaris

Kavabata, Jasunaris 1899-1972

Kavabata Jaszunari

Kavabata, Jaszunari 1899-1972

Kavabata Yasunari

Kavampata, Giasunari

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Kawabata, Jasunari 1899-1972

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Kāwābātā, Yāsūnārī

Kāwābātā, Yāsūnārī 1899-1972

Kawabata Yasunari japanischer Schriftsteller und Literaturnobelpreisträger

Kawabata Yasunari tiểu thuyết gia và người Nhật đầu tiên đoạt giải Nobel văn chương

Yasunari Kavabata

Yasunari, Kawabata

Yasunari, Kawabata 1899-1972

Yasunari Kawabata écrivain japonais

Yasunari Kawabata escritor japones, Ganador del Premio Nobel

Yasunari Kawabata Hapon a nobelista

Yasunari Kawabata Japanese author

Yasunari Kawabata Japanese author, Nobel Prize winner

Yasunari Kawabata Japans schrijver

Yasunari Kawabata japoński prozaik i poeta, noblista

Yasunari Kawabata scrittore giapponese

Ýasunari Kwabata

Γιασουνάρι Καβαμπάτα Ιάπωνας πεζογράφος βραβευμένος με Νόμπελ Λογοτεχνίας

Καβαμπατα, Γιασουναρι

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Кавабата Ясунари

Кавабата, Ясунари 1899-1972

Кавабата Ясунары

Кавабата, Ясунарі

Кавабата Ясүнари

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יאסונרי קאוובטה

יאסונרי, קוובטה 1899־1972

קאואבאטה, יסונארי

קאואבאטה, יסונארי, 1899-1972

קובטה, יסונרי 1899-1972

קוובּטה, יאסוּנרי

קוובטה, יסונרי, 1899-1972

كاواباتا, ياسنوری

كاواباتا, ياسوناري

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یاسوناری کاواباتا نویسنده ژاپنی

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யசுனாரி கவபட்டா

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천단강성 1899-1972

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