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Famous Birthdays Today: 1899 – Yasunari Kawabata, Japan, novelist (Thousand Cranes).

Yasunari Kawabata was a Japanese short story writer and novelist whose spare, lyrical, subtly shaded prose works won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968, the first Japanese author to receive the award. His works have enjoyed broad international appeal and are still widely read. Born in Osaka, Japan, into a well-established doctor’s family, Yasunari was orphaned when he […]

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