by Sôseki Natsume, William N Ridgeway

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Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies No. 72

Shirai Dôya is a man of letters, a man of principles. His principles sometimes stand in the way of his teaching career, but his writing allows him to openly address "today's youth" with stern conviction—although he is still unable to make a comfortable living from his writing. Two youths in particular show interest in his ideas: the tubercular impoverished Takayanagi, an aspiring writer himself (and former student of Dôya's, as it turns out), and his rich friend, the dandy Nakano. The lives and minds of the three men come together in ways that are both commonplace and surprising. The setting—mainly Tokyo of one hundred years ago—and the preoccupations of these characters will appear distinctly familiar, even today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781929280728
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 02/02/2016
Series: Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies , #72
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 857 KB

About the Author

William Ridgeway holds a B.A. in Japanese from UCLA, an M.A. in Asian Studies from Sophia University (Tokyo), and a Ph.D. in Japanese Literature from the University of Hawai'i at Mânoa. He is the author of A Critical Study of the Novels of Natsume Sôseki. He resides in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Table of Contents

Cover Title Page Copyright Page Contents Acknowledgments Nowaki Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Translator’s Afterword: A Nowaki Causerie Chronology

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