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Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata.. While this is a classic I first came across many years ago, at this time of such destruction visiting Japan, it seems right to celebrate the delicate and the enduring aspects of a culture that balances ancient and modern with a look back through the prism of one spectacular short novel. You will weep.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"… quietly devastating fiction by Japan's Nobel laureate."

The Independent

"… its strength resides in its seeming simplicity."


Author bio: Kawabata was one of the founders of the publication Bungei Jidai, the medium of a new movement in modern Japanese literature. Kawabata made his debut as a writer with the short story, Izu dancer, published in 1927. After several distinguished works, the novel Snow Country in 1937 secured Kawabata's position as one of the leading authors in Japan More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Fiction; (160 pp. Bittersweet: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

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