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 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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