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Books by Yasunari Kawabata

Yasunari Kawabata was born near Osaka in 1899 and was orphaned at the age of two. His first stories were published while he was still in high school and he decided to become a writer. He graduated from Tokyo Imperial University in 1924 and a year later made his first impact on Japanese letters with Izu Dancer. He soon became a leading figure the lyrical school that offered the chief challenge to the proletarian literature of the late 1920s. His writings combine the two forms of the novel and the haiku poems, which within restrictions of a rigid metre achieves a startling beauty by its juxtaposition of opposite and incongruous terms. Snow Country (1956) and Thousand Cranes (1959) brought him international recognition. Kawabata died by his own hand, on April 16 1972.

The Sound of the Mountain is translated from the Japanese by Edward G. Seidensticker (1921-2007), who was a prominent scholar of Japanese literature.

Snow Country By Yasunari Kawabata
Snow Countryby Yasunari Kawabata
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£5.30
Snow Country By Yasunari Kawabata
Snow Countryby Yasunari Kawabata
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£7.40
The Rainbow By Yasunari Kawabata
The Rainbowby Yasunari Kawabata
Very Good
£9.00
Thousand Cranes By Yasunari Kawabata
Thousand Cranesby Yasunari Kawabata
Very Good
£6.90
The Master of Go By Yasunari Kawabata
The Master of Goby Yasunari Kawabata
Very Good
£5.80
Beauty and Sadness By Yasunari Kawabata
Beauty and Sadnessby Yasunari Kawabata
Very Good
£7.90
Dandelions By Yasunari Kawabata
Dandelionsby Yasunari Kawabata
Very Good
£8.99
First Snow on Fuji By Yasunari Kawabata
First Snow on Fujiby Yasunari Kawabata
Very Good
£8.90
Snow Country By Yasunari Kawabata
Snow Countryby Yasunari Kawabata
Very Good
£7.50
The Lake By Yasunari Kawabata
The Lakeby Yasunari Kawabata
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£10.99
Mil grullas By Yasunari Kawabata
Mil grullasby Yasunari Kawabata
Very Good
£6.60
The Master of Go By Yasunari Kawabata
The Master of Goby Yasunari Kawabata
Very Good
£7.50
Thousand Cranes By Yasunari Kawabata
Thousand Cranesby Yasunari Kawabata
Very Good
£5.80