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Kodansha International, 1985 - Fiction - 428 pages
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Stories present scenes from daily life in Japan and explore the changes in Japanese society

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User Review  - figre - LibraryThing

About half-way through this collection is a short story by Shono Junzo titled “Still Life”. It feels as though it is less a story than a collection of vignettes in the life of a family – the father ... Read full review

Review: The Showa Anthology: Modern Japanese Short Stories

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

3.5 stars due to translation quality in some areas. it's a bit dated. but that's ok..this is a great starting point for those interested in Shōwa period short stories. Read full review


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About the author (1985)

J. Thomas Rimer is emeritus professor of East Asian languages and literatures at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of several works, including "Traditions in Modern Japanese Fiction: An Introduction" and "A Reader's Guide to Japanese Literature,"

Van C. Gessel is professor of Japanese literature at Brigham Young University. He is the author of "Three Modern Novelists: Soseki, Tanizaki, Kawabata" and coeditor of "The Showa Anthology: Modern Japanese Short Stories,

Tomone Matsumoto received her Ph.D. in Asian studies from the University of Arizona and has taught Japanese language and literature in Australia, the United States, and Japan. She is co-editor of The Showa Anthology (1986) and a translator of The Name of the Flower: 13 Short Stories of Mukoda Kuniko (1994).