The Moon Over the Mountain, and Other Stories

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Autumn Hill Books, 2011 - Fiction - 175 pages
"The Moon Over the Mountain is a collection of nine short stories by the Japanese author Atsushi Nakajima. Something of a cult figure in Japan, where fans hold an annual festival in his honor, Nakajima is considered a master of a sub-genre of Japanese fictional works that take Ancient China as their subject, with stories based on folk tales, legends, and historical figures..Nakajima's stories first appeared in Japanese periodicals in 1942 and 1943, promising a potentially rich and long career, given his extensive knowledge and skills. He died tragically of pneumonia complicated by severe asthma after returning to Japan from the island of Palau in 1942. In masterful translations by Paul McCarthy and Nobuko Ochner, these are the first of his works to appear in English. "--Publisher.

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Atsushi Nakajima was a Japanese writer known for his meticulously researched short stories based on Ancient China. He was the author of Light, Wind and Dreams. Paul McCarthy is a professor of comparative culture at Surugadai University in Hanno, Saitama, Japan, and has a Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University. He is the translator of numerous books, including A Cat, A Man, and Two Women and Childhood Years by Junichiro Tanizaki. Nobuko Ochner is an associate professor of Japanese at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu. She is the coeditor of Confluences: Studies from East to West in Honor of V.G. Viglielmo. She lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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