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Ka·wa·ba·ta(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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Ka•wa•ba•ta(ˌkɑ wəˈbɑ tə, -tɑ)
Yasunari, 1899–1972, Japanese writer: Nobel prize 1968.
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