Questions tagged [yasunari-kawabata]

For questions regarding the works of Japanese novelist Yasunari Kawabata (川端 康成, 11 June 1899 – 16 April 1972).

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What form of Formality does Kikuji originally use when talking about Chikako Kurimoto in chapter two?

I am reading Thousand Cranes (千羽鶴, Senbazuru) by Yasunari Kawabata at the moment after finding the slim booklet in my late grandfather's library. In chapter two, in english titled The Grove in the ...
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What Kanji startles Otoko so much?

As I was fighting through the first page of Chapter 7 of Beauty and Sadness (see Dramatis Personae of Beauty and Sadness), I stumbled upon a sentence that is hard to understand. Since I read it in ...
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Dramatis Personae of Beauty and Sadness

Beauty and Sadness (美しさと哀しみと Utsukushisa to kanashimi to) clearly isn't an easy read. I had started it some 5 years ago, read till the middle and abandoned it. Now, I picked it up again and found a ...
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