Agence France-PresseFebruary 18, 2013 02:00
A previously unknown short story by Japan's first Nobel Prize-winning author Yasunari Kawabata, best-known for the novel "Snow Country", has been uncovered by researchers decades after his death.
Written early in his career, "Utsukushii!" ("Beautiful!") appeared in April and May 1927 in a newspaper in Fukuoka, western Japan, Takumi Ishikawa of Rikkyo University and his fellow researchers found, Ishikawa told AFP Monday.