Modern Japanese Writers

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Jay Rubin
Charles Scribner's Sons, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 434 pages
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The Scribner Writers Series has set the standard for literary reference for more than 25 years. In addition to addressing the lives and careers of important writers, the articles discuss the themes and styles of major works and place them in pertinent historical, social and political contexts for today's readers. Novelists, playwrights, essayists, poets, short story writers, and more recently, genre writers in science fiction and mystery, are all expertly discussed in the more than 16 sets comprising this series.This is the first encyclopedia in the Scribner Writers Series to focus on Asian writers and genres. It highlights 18 of the most widely translated Japanese authors, such as Mishima Yukio, Abe Kobo, Tanizaki Junichiro and Enchi Fumiko and includes an essay on "A-Bomb Writers".

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Contents

ABE KOBO Christopher Bolton I
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ATOMIC BOMB WRITERS Karen L Thornber
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DAZAIOSAMU Joel Cohn
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About the author (2001)

JAY RUBIN is a professor of Japanese literature at Harvard University, where he has employed the pedagogical techniques contained in Making Sense of Japanese "as infrequently as possible." He has authored Injurious to Public Morals: Writers and the Meiji State and Haruki Murakami and the Music of
Words, edited Modern Japanese Writers, and translated Soseki Natsume's Sanshiro and The Miner and Haruki Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Norwegian Wood, and After the Quake (Knopf and Harvill, 2002).

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