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 (kä′wə-bä′tə), Yasunari 1899-1972.
Japanese writer whose novels, including Thousand Cranes (1952), often concern alienated, lonely individuals in search of beauty and purity. He won the 1968 Nobel Prize for literature.
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(Biography) Yasunari (ˌjæsʊˈnɑːrɪ). 1899–1972, Japanese novelist, author of Yukiguni (Snow Country, 1948) and Yama no oto (The Sound of the Mountain, 1954): Nobel prize for literature 1968
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Yasunari, 1899–1972, Japanese writer: Nobel prize 1968.
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A man summarily described in the notes as "a Japanese fiction writer," Yasunari Kawabata the Nobel Prize winner for Literature in 1968 contributes a short story, "The Moon in the Water," to the 1958 DR issue.
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Our arts and literature put on new leaves and flowers under the influence of this sunlight of united hearts; and races belonging to different lands and histories acknowledged the highest unity of man and the deepest bond of love." Yasunari Kawabata, another Asian Nobel laureate, was present during this visit of Tagore to Japan.
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