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Description - Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata

The title of this book is Snow Country and is written by author Yasunari Kawabata. The book Snow Country is published by Random House USA Inc. The ISBN of this book is 9780679761044 and the format is Paperback. The publisher has not provided a book description for Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780679761044
ISBN-10: 0679761047
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 127mm x mm)
Pages: 175
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 30-Jan-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Yasunari Kawabata

Yasunari Kawabata was born in Osaka in 1899. In 1968 he became the first Japanese writer to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. One of Japan's most distinguished novelists, he published his first stories while he was still in high school, graduating from Tokyo Imperial University in 1924. His short story "The Izu Dancer," first published in 1925, appeared in The Atlantic Monthly in 1955. Kawabata authored numerous novels, including Snow Country (1956), which cemented his reputation as one of the preeminent voices of his time, as well as Thousand Cranes (1959), The Sound of the Mountain (1970), The Master of Go (1972), and Beauty and Sadness (1975). He served as the chairman of the P.E.N. Club of Japan for several years and in 1959 he was awarded the Goethe-medal in Frankfurt. Kawabata died in 1972.

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