Yasunari Kawabata  

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Yasunari Kawabata (14 June, 1899 - 16 April, 1972) was a Japanese short story writer and novelist whose spare, lyrical, subtly-shaded prose works won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968, the first Japanese author to receive the award. His works have enjoyed broad international appeal and are still widely read.




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