Something Strange Across the River

Something Strange Across the River

by Kafu Nagai


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First published in 1937, is a book both modern and nostalgic. It shows a changing city, it's slums, backstreets, temples and shrines, a city filled with erudite establishments and brothels. It shows a man trying to justify his life, and a glimpse into the creative process and a gentle eulogy on things passing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935548379
Publisher: One Peace Books
Publication date: 09/15/2013
Series: Modern Japanese Classics Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Kafu Nagai (1879-1959) was the pen name of Sokichi Nagai. He wrote mostly of the Geishas and brothel workers in early-twentith centry Tokyo. Born into an aristocratic family, He spent much of his life in conflict with the stuffy institutions of his time, travelling both Europe and America. Popular in his lifetime, his works include American stories, Rivalry, and Something Strange East of the River.

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