Yasunari Kawabata

1899 - 1972

Yasunari Kawabata

Yasunari Kawabata (川端 康成, Kawabata Yasunari, 11 June 1899 – 16 April 1972) was a Japanese novelist and short story writer whose spare, lyrical, subtly-shaded prose works won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968, the first Japanese author to receive the award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yasunari Kawabata has received more than 618,772 page views. His biography is available in 96 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 171st most popular writer.

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Among writers, Yasunari Kawabata ranks 169 out of 4,883Before him are Pindar, Dr. Seuss, Lucian, Menander, Geoffrey Chaucer, and Herman Melville. After him are Eugène Ionesco, Terence, Ray Bradbury, Dale Carnegie, Joseph Conrad, and John the Evangelist.

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Among people born in 1899, Yasunari Kawabata ranks 8Before him are Ernest Hemingway, Alfred Hitchcock, Al Capone, Jorge Luis Borges, Vladimir Nabokov, and Friedrich Hayek. After him are Lavrentiy Beria, Humphrey Bogart, Frederick IX of Denmark, Fred Astaire, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, and Adnan Menderes. Among people deceased in 1972, Yasunari Kawabata ranks 4Before him are Harry S. Truman, M. C. Escher, and Ip Man. After him are Edward VIII, Ezra Pound, Frederick IX of Denmark, Maria Goeppert Mayer, J. Edgar Hoover, Igor Sikorsky, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, and Kwame Nkrumah.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Yasunari Kawabata ranks 17 out of 3,113Before him are Yoko Ono (1933), Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536), Emperor Meiji (1852), Haruki Murakami (1949), Yukio Mishima (1925), and Chiune Sugihara (1900). After him are Isoroku Yamamoto (1884), Naruhito (1960), Emperor Jimmu (-711), Emperor Taishō (1879), Hideki Tojo (1884), and Osamu Tezuka (1928).

Among WRITERS In Japan

Among writers born in Japan, Yasunari Kawabata ranks 6Before him are Matsuo Bashō (1644), Miyamoto Musashi (1584), Murasaki Shikibu (973), Haruki Murakami (1949), and Yukio Mishima (1925). After him are Kenzaburō Ōe (1935), Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (1892), Osamu Dazai (1909), Natsume Sōseki (1867), Kazuo Ishiguro (1954), and Sei Shōnagon (966).

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