Yasunari Kawabata


Born
in Osaka, Japan
June 14, 1899

Died
April 16, 1972

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Yasunari Kawabata (川端 康成) was a Japanese short story writer and novelist whose spare, lyrical, subtly-shaded prose works won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968, the first Japanese author to receive the award. His works have enjoyed broad international appeal and are still widely read today.

Nobel Lecture: 1968
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prize...

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Thousand Cranes

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3.76 avg rating — 8,427 ratings — published 1952 — 89 editions
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Beauty and Sadness

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3.85 avg rating — 7,449 ratings — published 1964 — 85 editions
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The Sound of the Mountain

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3.92 avg rating — 5,188 ratings — published 1954 — 74 editions
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House of the Sleeping Beaut...

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3.67 avg rating — 5,868 ratings — published 1960 — 52 editions
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The Master of Go

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3.84 avg rating — 3,540 ratings — published 1954 — 46 editions
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The Old Capital

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3.77 avg rating — 3,754 ratings — published 1962 — 67 editions
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“Time flows in the same way for all human beings; every human being flows through time in a different way.”
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Polls

March 2016 Short Story Poll

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, 103 pages, 1937
 
  50 votes, 25.0%

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse, 121 pages, 1922
 
  29 votes, 14.5%

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, 122 pages, 1879
 
  18 votes, 9.0%

Chess Story by Stefan Zweig, 98 pages, 1941
 
  16 votes, 8.0%

To Build a Fire by Jack London, 32 pages, 1903
 
  13 votes, 6.5%

The Bet by Anton Chekhov, 64 pages, 1889
 
  13 votes, 6.5%

Double Indemnity by James M. Cain, 115 pages, 1936
 
  12 votes, 6.0%

Xingu by Edith Wharton, 48 pages, 1916
 
  9 votes, 4.5%

 
  8 votes, 4.0%

 
  6 votes, 3.0%

 
  6 votes, 3.0%

 
  6 votes, 3.0%

 
  5 votes, 2.5%

 
  4 votes, 2.0%

House of the Sleeping Beauties and Other Stories by Yasunari Kawabata, Approx. 90 pages-Title Story Only, 1960
 
  3 votes, 1.5%

Everyday Use by Alice Walker, Aprrox. 16 pages-Title Story Only, 1973
 
  2 votes, 1.0%

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