The Master of Go
Publish date: August 10th 1981
Publisher: Perigee Trade
Pages no: 187
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Asian Literature
, Sports And Games
, Nobel Prize
, Japanese Literature
In 1968 Kawabata Yasunari (1899-1972) was the first Japanese author to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. His most famous novels Snow Country (雪国: 1935-1947), Thousand Cranes (千羽鶴: 1949-1952), and The Old Capital (古都: 1962) were especially mentioned by the Nobel committee. The work that the a...
Two stones....two individuals. One game.....one world. The yin-yang philosophies sprouting from the wooden bowls on to a 19 x 19 arena. The small stones carrying the burden of altering destinies. In the realm of shōsetsu, Kawabata chronicles a factual reportage of a decisive championship game of Go...
How does a book about a go game win the Nobel Prize for Literature? (Actually, the book itself didn't win the prize - Kawabata the author did, but this book is widely regarded as his best, and probably the one that sealed the Nobel for him.) You have to read this book to understand what it's really ...
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I quite liked this, though I wonder if the metaphorical aspects of the match do not translate well to the reader who is not versed in the fundamentals of Go at least. The issue of ko moves made during a sealed play, for example, plays a crucial role in the climax. It's also very interesting to note ...