WRITER

Yasunari Kawabata

1899 - 1972

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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 745,288 page views. His biography is available in 103 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 96 in 2019). Yasunari Kawabata is the 210th most popular writer (down from 169th in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Japan (down from 17th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Japanese Writer.

Yasunari Kawabata is most famous for his novel, The Sound of the Mountain.

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  • 103

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  • 5.62

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  • 6.02

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Notable Works

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Yasunari Kawabata ranks 210 out of 5,794Before him are Quintilian, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Karel Čapek, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Imre Kertész, and Lucy Maud Montgomery. After him are Karen Blixen, François de La Rochefoucauld, C. S. Lewis, Bram Stoker, Doris Lessing, and Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1899, Yasunari Kawabata ranks 9Before him are Alfred Hitchcock, Al Capone, Jorge Luis Borges, Vladimir Nabokov, Friedrich Hayek, and Frederick IX of Denmark. After him are Humphrey Bogart, Lavrentiy Beria, Fred Astaire, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, Francis Poulenc, and László Bíró. Among people deceased in 1972, Yasunari Kawabata ranks 6Before him are Harry S. Truman, Ip Man, Edward VIII, M. C. Escher, and Frederick IX of Denmark. After him are J. Edgar Hoover, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, Ezra Pound, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Igor Sikorsky, and Kwame Nkrumah.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Yasunari Kawabata ranks 19 out of 5,560Before him are Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542), Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536), Murasaki Shikibu (973), Olivia de Havilland (1916), Yukio Mishima (1925), and Naruhito (1960). After him are Emperor Taishō (1879), Emperor Jimmu (-711), Hattori Hanzō (1542), Hideki Tojo (1884), Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159), and Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi (1894).

Among WRITERS In Japan

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