Download your May #ReadNobels wallpaper. It's Yasunari Kawabata!


It's May ... and time to freshen up your desktops with this month's Read the Nobels freebie calendar! These calendar wallpapers are a fun monthly project I cooked up for myself and is a sneaky way of promoting the Read the Nobels Reading Challenge for 2016. I select an author who has won the Nobel Prize Literature, a book cover, and a quote.


About Yasunari Kawabata

Yasunari Kawabata (born 14 June, 1899; died 16 April,
1972), pictured in a 1938 photograph, at his home
in Kamakura. Source: Wikimedia Commons
Yasunari Kawabata is the first Japanese to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968 "for his narrative mastery, which with great sensibility expresses the essence of the Japanese mind."

Here are some facts that struck me as I was reading his biography on NobelPrize.org:
  • A graduate of the Tokyo Imperial University, he was one of the founders of Bungei Jidai, a publication of a new movement in modern Japanese literature. 
  • Debut work? A well-known short story in Japan entitled Izu Dancer (1927). 
  • His novel Snow Country* (1937), a tale of  a love affair between a Tokyo dilettante and a provincial geisha, secured his position as one of the leading authors in Japan. 
  • Other notable works include Thousand Cranes* and The Sound of the Mountain* (1949), The Lake* (1955), The Sleeping Beauty (1960) and The Old Capital* (1962).


More links about Yasunari Kawabata:

Go ahead and download!

Right click image, download, and set as your desktop wallpaper. Voila! #ReadNobels makes an appearance on your computer! (Note: Wallpaper for personal use only.)

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Past wallpapers:
 

Get some Nobel Prize winning literature in your reading lists! All it takes is one book for the entire year. Click to join the challenge RIGHT HERE!

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