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The Master of Go

The Master of Go( )
Author: Kawabata, Yasunari
ISBN:978-0-224-07818-4
Publication Date:Oct 2006
Publisher:Penguin Random House
Imprint:Jonathan Cape
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $22.99
Book Description:

Go is a game of strategy in which two players attempt to surround each other's black or white stones. Simple in its fundamentals, infinitely complex in its execution, it is an essential expression of the Japanese sensibility. And in his fictional chronicle of a match played between a revered and invincible Master and a younger, more progressive challenger, Yasunari Kawabata captured the moment in which the immutable traditions of imperial Japan met the onslaught of the twentieth...
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Book Details
Pages:240
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.2 x 20 x 1.6 cm
Book Weight:0.186 Kilograms
Author Biography
Kawabata, Yasunari (Author)
Author Yasunari Kawabata was born in Osaka, Japan on June 14, 1899. He experienced numerous family deaths during his childhood including his parents, a sister, and his grandparents. He graduated from the Tokyo Imperial University in March 1924. He wrote both short stories including The Dancing Girl of Izu and novels including The Sound of the Mountains, Snow Country, Thousand Cranes, and The Old Capital. In 1959, he received the Goethe Medal in Frankfurt and in 1968 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. He committed suicide on April 16, 1972.

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