Modern Japanese Literature: From 1868 to the Present Day

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Grove/Atlantic, Inc., Dec 1, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 448 pages
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Modern Japanese Literature is Donald Keene’s critically acclaimed companion volume to his landmark Anthology of Japanese Literature. Now considered the standard canon of modern Japanese writing translated into English, Modern Japanese Literature includes concise introductions to the writers, as well as a historical introduction by Professor Keene. Includes: “Growing Up” by Ichiyo, a lyrical story of pre-adolescence in the 90s; Natsume’s story of “Botchan,” an ill-starred and ineffectual Huck Finn; Nagai’s “The Sumida River”; Kokomitsu’s Kafkaesque “Time”; Kawabata’s “The Mole”; “Firefly Hunt”; a glimpse into Tanizaki’s masterpiece “Thin Snow”; and the postwar work of such writers as Dazai and Mishima.
 

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Long a standard collection, though now rather limited by ending the works included about 40 years ago. I have used it in a Japanese literrature in translation class and one of my students complained ... Read full review

Contents

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IV
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V
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XXIX
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From 1868 to the Present Day
Edited by Donald Keene
Translated from the by Edward Seidensticker, Meredith Weatherby, Sam Houston Brock, Robert H. Brower, Harold G. Henderson, Howard Hibbett, Glenn Hughes, Baroness Shidzue Ishimoto, Yozan T. Iwasaki, Donald Keene, Ivan Morris, W.H.H. Norman, Shio Sakanishi, G. W. Sargent and Burton Watson

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