Biography Of Yasunari Kawabata

analytical Essay
684 words
684 words

As the Nobel Prize winner in 1968, Yasunari Kawabata is one of the most influential Japanese New-Sense authors. He was born in a wealthy family on June 11, 1899 in Osaka, a big industrial town (Yasunari). Since his parents died from illness at his age of three, he was raised up by his grandfather and lived an enclosed childhood life. The loneliness of childhood caused his depressive personality after he became an adult. After he went to school, his grandfather, grandmother and sister died successively in the same year. The death of his relatives had a great influence on his whole life (Nobelprize). He described himself as a boy “without home or family”, from which people could see his feeling of inferiority (Kirjasto). His tragic experience drove him to study Buddhist in order to find peace in his heart. Meanwhile, he found that writing could sort out his confusion about death, which propelled him to become a writer to create an ideal world. In 1915, he moved to the dormitory and advocated a movement with his friends. Later, he started to study literature formally at Tokyo University in 1920, which was also the starting of his writing career. In university, he read a huge number of books to forget the troubles. He showed great interest on the book named The Tale of Genji, which helped him a lot with his composition of languages. After published a few of his novels, he became well-known soon because of his high literary attainments (Yasunari). In 1968, he was told to be the recipient of that year’s Nobel Prize for Literature. Those critics gave great praise to his novels: “for his narrative mastery, which with great sensibility expresses the essence of the Japanese mind”(Nobel). He became the first Japanese who won the Nobel Priz...

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...awabata. It is a short novel that talks about the complicity of love. Kikuji, the main character in this book meets the woman that had loved his father at a party. After that, he starts to fall in love with that woman. However, while Kikuji enjoys the excitement of love, he also bears the guilty that does things he should not do. Through the going of the novel, more and more women involve in this relationship, which makes the love more complex. Kawabata indicates the collision between love and moral in this novel: People need love, but at the same time they cannot live without moral and rules to limit their behaviors. He introduces the love of guilty in this novel. On the other hand, Yasunari Kawabata also introduces the idea of Japanese: they viewed honor as the most important thing in their life. They may finish their lives just because they lose honor. (thousand).

In this essay, the author

  • Describes yasunari kawabata as one of the most influential japanese new-sense authors.
  • Explains that yasunari kawabata wrote more than one hundred novels through his entire life.
  • Analyzes the relationship between an innocent geisha and a perfectionist in yasunari kawabata's snow country.
  • Analyzes how yasunari kawabata's thousand cranes is a reputable work that talks about the complicity of love.
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