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Palm-of-the-Hand Stories by Yasunari Kawabata
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Jul 03, 07

bookshelves: contemporary

Charming and entertaining, full of profound sadness in stories describing life in the post-WWII Japan. Highly recommended to every admirer of the 20th Century Japanese literature (Abe, Misima, Akutagawa).

The introduction dutifully informs us that "Kawabata is only the second author from the Orient who was awarded the Nobel Prize", Rabindranath Tagore being the first. Does this mean that in 2006 Orhan Pamuk became only the third one? The statement provided in the said introduction might be slightly outdated - Kawabata was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1968...
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