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The Comparison of Kawabata Yasunari and Hemingway’s Death Consciousness in Both of Their Works

Author YangLi
Tutor WangYanFeng
School Inner Mongolia Normal
Course Comparative Literature and World Literature
Keywords Kawabata Yasunari Hemingway Death consciousness Comparison
CLC I106.4
Type Master's thesis
Year 2006
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Japanese writer Kawabata Yasunari in the east and American writer Hemingway in the west were great writers in the 20th century literary world that who obtain the Nobel Prize. They are watching the Death theme in their works.This article mainly compare and analyses the death consciousness of both master’s works. First of all, both of them are absorbed in displaying the Death theme, because they had a similar experience of life, they were influenced by social era, environment and their towards of life was not apart. Secondly, they displayed the death consciousness in their works which have a characteristic of different cultural east and west: by describing the death mood and emotion reflected unique cultural connotation of nationality; the death consciousness embodied by the character in the works that have a spirit of national traditional culture; the death consciousness of the works implied deeply suffering consciousness; death consciousness of the works had reflected the spirit of religious culture. Moreover, death consciousness of the works can initiate the philosophy rational thinking, such as: the unity and opposite of contradiction of the life and death; the unity and opposite of cognitive way of the subject and objectivity of death etc.In a word, through analyzing the death consciousness of both master’s

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