The Dancing Girl of Izu and Other Stories by Yasunari Kawabata.
A fascinating memoir by Edward Seidensticker of his life. He translated many important pieces of Japanese literature into English (especially those of Kawabata Yasunari, Tanazaki Junichiro, and Murasaki Shikibu).
Kawabata Yasunari's "Thousand Cranes," translated by Edward Seidensticker
Yasunari KAWABATA, a Nobel Prize-winning novelist (1899~1972), playing Go (Japanese board game) at his home in Japan.
Snow Country (Yukiguni) by Yasunari Kawabata, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature (1968). Cover by Richard Powers.