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Kawabata, Yasunari Syllabification: Ka·wa·ba·ta, Yasunari
Pronunciation: /ˌkäwəˈbätə/

Definition of Kawabata, Yasunari in English:

( 1899–1972), Japanese novelist. At first an experimental writer, he reverted to traditional Japanese novel forms during the 1930s. Notable works: The Izu Dancer (1925) and The Sound of the Mountain (1949–54). Nobel Prize for Literature (1968).

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