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Yasunari Kawabata

Yasunari Kawabata was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1899 and before World War II had established himself as his country’s leading novelist. Among his major works are Snow Country, A Thousand Cranes, and The Master of Go. Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968, he died in 1972.

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Palm-of-the-Hand Stories

Yasunari Kawabata; Translated from the Japanese by Lane Dunlop and J. Martin Holman

Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968, the novelist 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...

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