Sound of the Wind: The Life and Works of Uno Chiyo

Sound of the Wind: The Life and Works of Uno Chiyo

by Uno Chiyo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0824814096

ISBN-13: 9780824814090

Pub. Date: 01/28/1992

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The

Fashion ingenue, magazine editor, kimono designer, femme fatale, prize-winning writer--Uno Chiyo has become one of twentieth-century Japan's most accomplished and celebrated women. In this two-part volume, Rebecca L. Copeland offers Western readers a fascinating portrait of Uno's life along with translations of three of her distinctive works of short fiction. Part One…  See more details below

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Fashion ingenue, magazine editor, kimono designer, femme fatale, prize-winning writer--Uno Chiyo has become one of twentieth-century Japan's most accomplished and celebrated women. In this two-part volume, Rebecca L. Copeland offers Western readers a fascinating portrait of Uno's life along with translations of three of her distinctive works of short fiction. Part One depicts Uno's sometimes turbulent passage from obscurity in a small village to national literary prominence. There are the early years under her father's stern tutelage; the first scandalous, failed romance which cost her her job as a schoolteacher; her apprenticeship at Enrakuken, the coffee shop of the literary elite whose ranks she later joined as a resident of the "Magome Literati Village"; her series of passionate and troubled relationships and marriages. Throughout, Dr. Copeland focuses on the evolution of Uno's art and discusses her major works, paying special attention to the effect being female had on Uno's development as a writer. The three stories in Part Two are examples of Uno's work at its finest. "The Puppet Maker" (1942), a much-admired reflection on art and life, describes an encounter with a venerable carver of puppets. "The Sound of the Wind" (1969) is the tale of a wife at the turn of the century who willingly denies her own needs. "This Powder Box" (1966) shows a progressive career woman coming to terms with an old love affair. At once compelling and lyrical, the stories are a masterful interpretation of tradition, of women, and of self-fulfillment. The Sound of the Wind: The Life and Works of Uno Chiyo will engage both specialists and general readers interested in twentieth-century Japan, literature, and women's issues.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824814090
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Lexile:
1010L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. 1The Life
1A Spartan Beginning3
2"Painted Face"16
3The Magome Literati Village27
4Confessions of Love40
5Style55
6Botticelli's Venus67
7I Will Go On Living78
Chronology of Important Dates87
Bibliography of Significant Works by Uno Chiyo89
Pt. 2The Works
The Puppet Maker105
The Sound of the Wind138
This Powder Box208
Notes237
Select Bibliography247
Index257

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