Yasunari Kawabata

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Yasunari Kawabata

Yasunari KawabataYasunari Kawabata (川端 康成 Kawabata Yasunari, 11 June 1899 – 16 April 1972)

Subtlety shaped by “orphan spirit” (by himself)

He caught fine nuances of Japanese daily lives to sublimate lyrically, and won the Novel Prize for literature.
In his acceptance speech "Japan the Beautiful and Myself", he introduced Japanese sense of beauty and how Japanese take life and death putting on “Hakama”, a traditional Japanese formal wear.

Notable works:
  Snow Country
  The Dancing Girl of Izu

  The Old Capital
  Beauty and Sadness
  Palm-of-the-Hand Stories

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