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
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).
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- April wallpaper: featured 1909 Laureate Selma Lagerlöf's The Wonderful Adventures of Nils*
- March wallpaper: featured 1907 Laureate Rudyard Kipling's the Jungle Book
- February wallpaper: featured 2013 Laureate Alice Munro's Runaway*.
- January wallpaper : featured the first edition cover and a quote from 1982 Laureate Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude*.
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