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Kawabata, Yasunari 1899-1972

Overview
Works: 1,742 works in 5,240 publications in 31 languages and 32,321 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Illustrations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Love stories  Short stories  Short stories, Japanese  Portraits  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Other, Conceptor, Honoree, Interviewee, Creator
Classifications: PL832.A9, 895.634
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The sound of the mountain by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )
177 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 2,175 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
Snow country by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )
76 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,962 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
Thousand cranes by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )
57 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,608 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
The master of go by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )
73 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Symbolic novel reporting a match of the Japanese game of go
Beauty and sadness by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )
40 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,390 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 lake by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )
35 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and Slovenian and held by 1,196 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
The old capital by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )
16 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in English and held by 1,057 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
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 960 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
Kyôto : roman by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )
287 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chieko, the adopted daughter of devoted parents, accidentaly meets her unknown twin sister at a festival
First snow on Fuji by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 757 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 Scarlet gang of Asakusa by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )
61 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 668 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
Kawabata Yasunari shū by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )
134 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
舞姫,日も月も,みづうみ,女であること,北の海から,白雪,水月,並木. 永遠の旅人(三島由紀夫) 解説(高見順)
Izu no odoriko by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )
183 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adaptation of the classic novel about the brief encounter between a college student and a teenage dancer in the Izu Peninsula region
Japan the beautiful and myself by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )
17 editions published between 1968 and 1981 in English and Japanese and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Snow country, and Thousand cranes by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )
19 editions published between 1958 and 1986 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Schneeland : Erzählung by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )
69 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 17 languages and held by 181 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
Le lac : roman by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )
44 editions published between 1955 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 176 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
Pays de neige : (Yukiguni) roman by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )
39 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nuée d'oiseaux blancs by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )
53 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kikuji, le héros, est orphelin. Il vit dans l'univers raffiné des maisons de thé. Il devient l'amant d'une femme mystérieuse qui se suicide, puis tombe sous le charme de Fumiko, la fille de celle-ci. En même temps, des intrigues se trament pour le marier. Fumiko se donne à lui puis disparaît
 
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Alternative Names
Âsunari 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
Kavabata, Âsunari.
Kavabata I︠A︡sunari
Kavabata, I︠A︡sunari 1899-1972
Kavabata, Jasumari
Kavabata, Jasunari
Kavabata, Jasunari 1899-1972
Kavabata, Jasunaris 1899-1972
Kavabata, Jaszunari 1899-1972
Kavabata, Yasunari 1899-1972
Kawabata, Jasunari
Kawabata, Jasunari 1899-1972
Kawabata, Yasumari
Kawabata, Yasumary
Kawabata, Yasunari
Kāwābātā, Yāsūnārī 1899-1972
Yasunari, Kawabata
Yasunari, Kawabata 1899-1972
Кавабата, Ясунари 1899-1972
Кавабата, Ясунарі
יאסונרי, קוובטה 1899־1972
קאואבאטה, יסונארי
קובטה, יסונרי 1899-1972
カワバタ, ヤスナリ 1899-1972
川端 康成 1899-1972
川端康成
川端康成 1899-1972
Languages
Japanese (633)
English (460)
Chinese (148)
French (132)
German (87)
Italian (30)
Spanish (20)
Korean (17)
Finnish (14)
Portuguese (7)
Dutch (4)
Hebrew (3)
Esperanto (3)
Arabic (2)
Polish (2)
Turkish (2)
Hungarian (2)
Malayalam (2)
Urdu (2)
Bengali (2)
Slovenian (2)
Tagalog (1)
Estonian (1)
Greek, Modern (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Sinhalese (1)
Romanian (1)
Malay (1)
Russian (1)
Gujarati (1)
Catalan (1)
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