Other Literary Forms

(Literary Essentials: Short Fiction Masterpieces)

Besides approximately two hundred short stories and fictional vignettes (or short, short stories), Yasunari Kawabata wrote both “serious” novels, which earned for him a Nobel Prize, and “popular” novels, which gained for him financial security. The latter, considered by some critics as vulgarizations, are not included in editions of his complete works. His serious works include juvenile fiction, travel accounts, journalism, letters, reviews, translations, editions, plays, and lectures.