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The winter moon becomes a companion, the heart of the priest, sunk in meditation upon religion and philosophy, there in the mountain hall, is engaged in a delicate interplay and exchange with the moon; and it is this of which the poet sings.  - Yasunari Kawabata
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Yasunari Kawabata
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Born: June 14, 1899

Died: April 16, 1972 (aged 72)

Nationality: Japanese

Occupation: Novelist, writer

Bio: 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.

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