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Yasunari Kawabata

1967 Nobel Prize Literature Winner
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1968 Nobel Prize Literature Winner Yasunari Kawabata News

[Kim hoo-ran] Market principle, culture don't mix

The Korea Herald
Edward Seidensticker's finely nuanced translation of Yasunari Kawabata's “Snow Country” was an elegant introduction to the Japanese sensibilities. In fact, Seidensticker's translations are credited with Kawabata winning the Nobel literature prize in 1968.

1968 Nobel Prize Literature Winner Yasunari Kawabata News

RK Narayan's Under the Banyan Tree: Charming…and Clever…and Slight…?

Scholars and Rogues
As with another writer new to me, Yasunari Kawabata, I expected great things. Kawabata did not disappoint. After reading Under the Banyan Tree, I won't say that Narayan disappointed me, but I do believe I will have to go further into his oeuvre to ...

1968 Nobel Prize Literature Winner Yasunari Kawabata News

In the News / Ochitsukana / Probation officer's honor shown in son's ...

The Japan News
By Taku Mukouyama / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writer This year's Muro Saisei Literary Prize was awarded to Ochitsukana for a novel based on his father's life as a probation officer. The prize was the first in the author's career. Author Otohiko Kaga, a ...

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Weiqi Versus Chess

Huffington Post
The chronicle by Japanese writer Kawabata Yasunari (1899-1972) of an intense intellectual duel, translated in English as The Master of Go, contributed to the popularity of the game in the West, but Weiqi is a product of the Chinese civilization and ...

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