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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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“Time flows in the same way for all human beings; every human being flows through time in a different way.”
Yasunari Kawabata

“As he caught his footing, his head fell back, and the Milky Way flowed down inside him with a roar.”
Yasunari Kawabata, Snow Country

“Cosmic time is the same for everyone, but human time differs with each person. Time flows in the same way for all human beings; every human being flows through time in a different way.”
Yasunari Kawabata

Polls

May 2017 New School Classic Poll

 
  57 votes, 17.8%

 
  53 votes, 16.6%

My Ántonia by Willa Cather, 1918, 232
 
  37 votes, 11.6%

 
  31 votes, 9.7%

 
  26 votes, 8.1%

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, 1989, 288 pgs
 
  25 votes, 7.8%

Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov, 1962, 246
 
  21 votes, 6.6%

 
  20 votes, 6.3%

 
  12 votes, 3.8%

 
  11 votes, 3.4%

 
  11 votes, 3.4%

Silence by Shūsaku Endō, 1966, 201
 
  8 votes, 2.5%

 
  4 votes, 1.3%

 
  4 votes, 1.3%

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