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Kawabata, Yasunari 1899-1972

Works: 1,731 works in 5,646 publications in 39 languages and 33,802 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Love stories  Biography  Short stories  Short stories, Japanese  Portraits  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Scenarist, Other, Conceptor, Honoree, Interviewee, Creator
Classifications: PL832.A9, 895.634
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Most widely held works by Yasunari Kawabata
Snow country by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

370 editions published between 1404 and 2014 in 24 languages and held by 2,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the brushstroke suggestiveness and astonishing grasp of motive that won him the Nobel Prize for Literature, Yasunari Kawabata tells a story of wasted love set amid the desolate beauty of western Japan, the snowiest region on earth. It is there, at an isolated mountain hotspring, that the wealthy sophisticate Shimamura meets the geisha Komako, who gives herself to him without regrets, knowing that their passion cannot last. Shimamura is a dilettante of the feelings; Komako has staked her life on them. Their affair can have only one outcome. Yet, in chronicling its doomed course, one of Japan's greatest modern writers creates a novel dense in implication and exalting in its sadness
The sound of the mountain by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

219 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 2,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T anxieties and desires of an old amn, Shingo, who lives with his family in a suburb of Tokyo are shown. He hears "the sound of the mountain", the faint rumble in the hills that is a muffled hint of unknown occurrences and a foreboding of death. The affection he feels for his daughter-in-law, the increasing tensions of his relations with his wife, son and daughter are also muffled, yet disturbingly powerful
Thousand cranes by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

237 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 2,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man is involved briefly with the two mistresses of his dead father and with the daughter of one of them. In these limited relationships, the limitless human capacity for inertia and illusion is suggested and the infinite strange combinations of human joy and suffering
Beauty and sadness by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

165 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A destructive love affair between a married writer and a teenage girl that continues to haunt both of them more than twenty years after their last embrace
The old capital by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

254 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 1,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel tells the story of Chieko, the adopted daughter of a Kyoto kimono designer, Takichiro, and his wife, Shige. Since her youth, Chieko has been told that she was kidnapped as a baby by the couple in a moment of profound desire. When she is twenty, however, she learns that she was actually a foundling, abandoned by her real parents. Still, the love and affection Takichiro and Shige have given her satisfy her heart and she has no desire to seek out her biological parents--until she makes a startling discovery before the altar of Yasaka shrine. This work was specifically cited by the Nobel committee as one of the three novels for which the author was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968
The master of go by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

105 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symbolic novel reporting a match of the Japanese game of go
The lake by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

35 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story traces a man's sad pursuit of an unattainable perfection, a beauty out of reach, admired from a distance, unconsummated. Homeless, a fugitive from an ambiguous crime, his is an incurable longing that drives him to shadow nameless women in the street and hide in ditches as they pass above him. For their beauty is not of this world, but of a dream-the voice of a girl he meets in a Turkish bath is "an angel's," the figures of two students he follows seem to "glide over the green grass that hid their knees." Reality is the durable ugliness that is his constant companion and is symbolized in the grotesque deformity of the hero's feet. And it is the irreconcilable nature of these worlds that explains the strangely dehumanized, shadowy quality of the eroticism that pervades this novel
Snow country ; and, Thousand cranes : the Nobel Prize edition of two novels by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

10 editions published between 1956 and 1978 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents English translations of two short novels by the 1968 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Snow Mountain is a nuanced love story involving a discouraged urbanite (Shimamura) and a rural geisha (Komako). Shimamura is tired of the bustling city. He takes the train through the snow to the mountains of the west coast of Japan, to meet with a geisha he believes he loves. Beautiful and innocent, Komako is tightly bound by the rules of a rural geisha, and lives a life of servitude and seclusion that is alien to Shimamura, and their love offers no freedom to either of them. Thousand Cranes is another love story. This melancholy tale uses the classical tea ceremony as a background for the story of a young man's relationships to two women, his father's former mistress and her daughter
First snow on Fuji by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

29 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play and eight stories by a Japanese winner of the Nobel Prize. In the title story, an ex-husband and wife try unsuccessfully to recapture their old feelings, in another story a romance fails to take off because he dislikes her ears
The Izu dancer by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

266 editions published between 1925 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinq nouvelles pour retrouver la sensibilité raffinée de l'écrivain japonais, prix Nobel de littérature 1968
The Scarlet gang of Asakusa by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

65 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation of the only work not currently available in English by a Nobel-Prize winning author and the best known Japanese writer outside of Japan
The house of the sleeping beauties and other stories by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

154 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Japan's only Nobel laureate for literature, three superb stories exploring the interplay between erotic fantasy and reality in a loner's mind
Japan the beautiful and myself by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

18 editions published between 1968 and 1981 in English and Japanese and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acceptance speech given by Mr. Kawabata upon receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968, the first Japanese author to receive the award
Kawabata Yasunari shū by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

87 editions published between 1940 and 1996 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palm-of-the-hand stories by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

71 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata felt the essence of his art was to be found not in his longer works but in a series of short-stories which he called Palm-of-the-hand-stories - written over the span of his career. In them we find loneliness, love and the passage of time, demonstrating the range and complexity of a true master
Le lac : roman by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

58 editions published between 1955 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire d'une obsession et d'une certaine déchéance. Un être aux pieds difformes suit de belles inconnues dans les rues... Une oeuvre assez cruelle, énigmatique, empreinte d'une sensualité omniprésente quoique furtive. L'auteur est lauréat du Prix Nobel de littérature 1968
The tale of the bamboo cutter = Taketori monogatari( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Series of fairy tales about a young girl (Kaguya-hime) found inside a hollow bamboo stem
Kawabata Yasunari by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

53 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

House of the sleeping beauties by Kris Defoort( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xue xiang by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

37 editions published between 1968 and 2002 in Chinese and English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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First snow on Fuji
Alternative Names
sunari Kavabata.

Ch‘ŏndan, Kangsŏng 1899-1972

Ch‘uan-tuan, K‘ang-ch‘eng 1899-1972

Chʻŏndan, Kangsŏng 1899-1972

Chuanduan, Kangcheng 1899-1972

Hideko, Kawabata 1899-1972

Jasunari Kavabata

Jasunari Kawabata

Kavabata, sunari.

Kavabata I︠A︡sunari

Kavabata, I︠A︡sunari 1899-1972

Kavabata, Jasumari

Kavabata, Jasunari

Kavabata, Jasunari 1899-1972

Kavabata, Jasunaris 1899-1972

Kavabata Jaszunari

Kavabata, Jaszunari 1899-1972

Kavabata, Yasunari 1899-1972

Kawabata, Jasunari

Kawabata, Jasunari 1899-1972

Kawabata, Yasumari

Kawabata, Yasumary

Kawabata, Yasunari

Kāwābātā, Yāsūnārī 1899-1972

Kawabata Yasunari japanischer Schriftsteller und Literaturnobelpreistrger

Kawabata Yasunari tiểu thuyết gia v người Nhật đầu tin đoạt giải Nobel văn chương

Yasunari Kavabata

Yasunari, Kawabata

Yasunari, Kawabata 1899-1972

Yasunari Kawabata crivain japonais

Yasunari Kawabata Hapon a nobelista

Yasunari Kawabata Japanese author, Nobel Prize winner

Yasunari Kawabata Japans schrijver

Yasunari Kawabata japoński prozaik i poeta, noblista

Yasunari Kawabata scrittore giapponese

Γιασουνάρι Καβαμπάτα Ιάπωνας πεζογράφος βραβευμένος με Νόμπελ Λογοτεχνίας

Кавабата, Ясунари 1899-1972

Кавабата Ясунары

Кавабата, Ясунарі

Кавабата Ясүнари

Ясунари Кавабата 1899-1972

Ясунари Кавабата японский писатель

Јасунари Кавабата

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יאסונרי קאוובטה

יאסונרי, קוובטה 1899־1972

קאואבאטה, יסונארי

קובטה, יסונרי 1899-1972

كواباتا، ياسوناري، 1899-1972

ياسوناري كاواباتا، 1899-1972

ياسوناري كواباتا

یاسوناری کاواباتا نویسنده ژاپنی

یاسوناری کواباٹا

यासुनारी कावाबाता

ইয়াসুনারি কাওয়াবাতা

ਯਾਸੂਨਾਰੀ ਕਾਵਾਬਾਤਾ

யசுனாரி கவபட்டா

യസുനാറി കവാബത്ത

ยะซุนะริ คะวะบะตะ

ကဝါဗတား ယာဆူနာရီ

კავაბატა იასუნარი

가와바타 야스나리

カワバタ, ヤスナリ 1899-1972

川端 康成 1899-1972


川端康成 1899-1972

The sound of the mountainThousand cranesBeauty and sadnessThe old capitalThe master of goThe lakeFirst snow on FujiThe Scarlet gang of Asakusa