Soundings in Time: The Fictive Art of Kawabata Yasunari

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Psychology Press, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 247 pages
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This first full length, and long overdue, study of Kawabata, Japans first Nobel laureate for literature and the most widely known for his novels Snow Country (1960) and Sound of the Mountain (1970).
 

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Contents

The Importance of Shiga Naoya
5
The Natural Way of Death
35
A Fire in the Heart
62
An Artless Art a Selfless Self
84
At Kinosaki
121
Manazuru
139
The Diary of Claudius
161
Reconciliation
176
Notes to Part One
239
Index
255
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About the author (1998)

Roy Starrs is Head of Japanese and Asian Studies at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He is author of "Soundings in Time," a critical study of Kawabata Yasunari, and is co-editor of "Cultural Encounters: China, Japan, and the West,"

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