American Stories / Edition 1

American Stories / Edition 1

by Nagai Kafu
     
 

Based on his sojourn from Japan to Washington State, Michigan, and New York City in the early years of the twentieth century, these stories -at last available in English -represent a classic account of turn-of-the-century America by one of the greatest Japanese writers of the modern era.
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Overview

Based on his sojourn from Japan to Washington State, Michigan, and New York City in the early years of the twentieth century, these stories -at last available in English -represent a classic account of turn-of-the-century America by one of the greatest Japanese writers of the modern era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231117906
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
03/23/2000
Series:
Modern Asian Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 8.18(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Nagai Kafu (1879-1959) was a Japanese novelist whose translated works include Rivalry: A Geisha's Tale, Autumn Wind and Other Stories, American Stories, and Durgaing the Rains and Flowers in the Shades: Two Novellas.

Mitsuko Iriye is an independent scholar working in the field of comparative literature.

Columbia University Press

Table of Contents

Translator's Introduction
Acknowledgments
Night Talk in a Cabin1
A Return Through the Meadow9
Atop the Hill18
The Inebriated Beauty34
Long Hair45
Spring and Autumn55
Lodging on a Snowy Night67
In the Woods74
Bad Company81
Old Regrets93
Rude Awakening105
Ladies of the Night119
January First136
Daybreak143
Two Days in Chicago158
The Sea in Summer171
Midnight at a Bar182
Fallen Leaves189
Chronicle of Chinatown195
Night Stroll203
A June Night's Dream210
A Night at Seattle Harbor228
Night Fog234

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