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Modern Japanese Literature: From 1868 to the Present Day
     

Modern Japanese Literature: From 1868 to the Present Day

by Donald Keene, Keene (Editor)
 

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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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802150950
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
832,506
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 8.14(h) x 1.15(d)

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