New PDF release: Modern Japanese Literature: From 1868 to the Present Day. An

By Donald Keene

ISBN-10: 0802150950

ISBN-13: 9780802150950

Modern eastern Literature is Donald Keene’s severely acclaimed significant other quantity to his landmark Anthology of jap Literature. Now thought of the traditional canon of recent jap writing translated into English, glossy jap Literature contains concise introductions to the writers, in addition to a historic creation by way of Professor Keene. contains: “Growing Up” by means of Ichiyo, a lyrical tale of pre-adolescence within the 90s; Natsume’s tale 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 paintings of such writers as Dazai and Mishima.

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