Feb 19, 2013

1927 serialized novel by Nobelist Kawabata identified

A serialized story that appeared in a newspaper in the 1920s has been confirmed as an early novel by Nobel laureate Yasunari Kawabata (1899-1972). Takumi Ishikawa, a professor of modern Japanese literature at Rikkyo University in Tokyo, examined the serialized story, titled “Utsukushii!” (“Beautiful!”), ...