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  • Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata
    Snow Country (English, Paperback) Yasunari Kawabata

    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.

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  • Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata
    Thousand Cranes (English, Paperback) Yasunari Kawabata

    Kikuji has been invited to a tea ceremony by a mistress of his dead father. He is shocked to find there the mistress's rival and successor, Mrs Ota, and that the ceremony has been awkwardly arranged for him to meet his potential future bride. But he is most shocked to be drawn into a relationship with Mrs Ota.

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  • The Old Capital by Yasunari Kawabata
    The Old Capital (English, Paperback) Yasunari Kawabata

    The Old Capital is one of the three novels cited specifically by the Nobel Committee when they awarded Kawabata the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968. With the ethereal tone and aesthetic styling characteristic of Kawabata's prose, The Old Capital tells the story of Chieko, the adopted daughter of a Kyoto kimono designer, Takichiro, and his wife, Shige. Set in the traditional city of Kyoto, Japan, this deeply poetic story revolves around Chieko who becomes bewildered and troubled as she discovers the true facets of her past. With the harmony and time-honored customs of a Japanese backdrop, the story becomes poignant as Chieko's longing and confusion develops.

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  • Palm-of-the-Hand Stories by Yasunari Kawabata
    Palm-of-the-Hand Stories (English, Paperback) Yasunari Kawabata

    More than seventy short stories by the Nobel Prize-winning author include stories with trick endings; dreamlike, intensely atmospheric stories; stories that crystalize themes from his longer works; autobiographical stories; and stories exploring aspects of the fantastic

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  • The Master of Go by Yasunari Kawabata
    The Master of Go (English, Paperback) Yasunari Kawabata

    Records the struggles of the Master as he attempts to defend his title and ideals while playing a young challenger in the Japanese game of go

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  • Dandelions by Yasunari Kawabata
    Dandelions (English, Paperback) Yasunari Kawabata

    A fascinating discovery, Kawabata's unfinished final novel Dandelions is a great master's last word

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  • House of the Sleeping Beauties and Other Stories by Yasunari Kawabata
    House of the Sleeping Beauties and Other Stories (English, Paperback) Yasunari Kawabata

    Three surreal, erotically charged stories from Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata....

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  • The Master of Go by Yasunari Kawabata
    The Master of Go (English, Paperback) Yasunari Kawabata

    And in his fictional chronicle of a match played between a revered and invincible Master and a younger, more progressive challenger, Yasunari Kawabata captured the moment in which the immutable traditions of imperial Japan met the onslaught of the twentieth century.

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  • First Snow on Fuji by Yasunari Kawabata
    First Snow on Fuji (English, Paperback) Yasunari Kawabata

    First published in 1958, this collection of stories by the Nobel Prize-winning Japanese author explores characters broken by war, loss, and longing. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

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  • Sound of the Mountain by Yasunari Kawabata
    Sound of the Mountain (English, Paperback) Yasunari Kawabata

    Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata's The Sound of the Mountain is a beautiful rendering of the predicament of old age ? the gradual, reluctant narrowing of a human life, along with the sudden upsurges of passion that illuminate its closing....

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  • Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata
    Snow Country (English, Paperback) Yasunari Kawabata

    Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata's Snow Country is widely considered to be the writer's masterpiece: a powerful tale of wasted love set amid the desolate beauty of western Japan....

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  • Beauty and Sadness by Yasunari Kawabata
    Beauty and Sadness (English, Paperback) Yasunari Kawabata

    The successful writer Oki has reached middle age and is filled with regrets. He returns to Kyoto to Otoko, a young woman with whom he had a terrible affair many years before, and discovers that she is now a painter, living with a younger woman as her lover. Otoko has continues to love Oki and has never forgotten him, but his return unsettles not only her but also her young lover. This is a work of...

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  • A Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata
    A Thousand Cranes (English, Paperback) Yasunari Kawabata

    Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata's Thousand Cranes is a luminous story of desire, regret, and the almost sensual nostalgia that binds the living to the dead....

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  • Lo bello y lo triste by Yasunari Kawabata
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  • Sobre Pajaros y Animales by Yasunari Kawabata
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  • Beauty and Sadness by Yasunari Kawabata
    Beauty and Sadness (English, Paperback) Yasunari Kawabata

    The successful writer Oki has reached middle age and is filled with regrets. He returns to Kyoto to find Otoko, a young woman with whom he had a terrible affair many years before, and discovers that she is now a painter, living with a younger woman as her lover.

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  • The Sound of the Mountain by Yasunari Kawabata
    The Sound of the Mountain (English, Paperback) Yasunari Kawabata

    Ogata Shingo is growing old, and his memory is failing him. At night he hears only the sound of death in the distant rumble from the mountain. The relationships which have previously defined his life - with his son, his wife, and his attractive daughter-in-law - are dissolving, and Shingo is caught between love and destruction.

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  • The Dancing Girl of Izu and Other Stories by Yasunari Kawabata
    The Dancing Girl of Izu and Other Stories (English, Paperback) Yasunari Kawabata

    One of the most influential figures in modern Japanese fiction, Yasunari Kawabata is treasured for the intensity of his perception and the compressed elegance of his style. This new collection includes twenty-two stories now appearing in English for the first time in book form. Written between 1923 and 1929, these short fictions form a shadow biography of the author's early years, and provide...

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  • Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata
    Snow Country (English, CD-Audio) Yasunari Kawabata

    Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata's Snow Country is widely considered to be the writer's masterpiece: a powerful tale of wasted love set amid the desolate beauty of western Japan.At an isolated mountain hot spring, with snow blanketing every surface, Shimamura, a wealthy dilettante, meets Komako, a lowly geisha. She gives herself to him fully and without remorse, despite knowing that their...

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