Five Modern Japanese Novelists

Five Modern Japanese Novelists

by Donald Keene
ISBN-10:
0231126115
ISBN-13:
2900231126112
Pub. Date:
06/15/2005
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
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Five Modern Japanese Novelists

A superb introduction to modern Japanese fiction as well as a memoir of his own love affair with Japanese literature and culture, this volume consists of chapters on five modern Japanese novelists whom Donald Keene knew or knows personally: Yasunari Kawabata, Yukio Mishima, Jun´ichiro Tanizaki, Ryo¯taro¯ Shiba, and Ko¯bo¯ Abe. Each chapter opens with a vignette describing Keene´s personal encounters with these famous men, blending his autobiographical observations with literary and cultural analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900231126112
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 06/15/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Tanizaki Jun'ichiro (1886-1965)1
Kawabata Yasunari (1899-1972)23
Mishima Yukio (1925-1970)45
Abe Kobo (1924-1993)65
Shiba Ryotaro (1923-1996)85
Supplemental Readings101
Index107

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