This collection of short stories, including many new translations, is the first to span the whole of Japan's modern era from the end of the nineteenth century to the present day.
Author: Theodore William Goossen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
This collection of short stories, including many new translations, is the first to span the whole of Japan's modern era from the end of the nineteenth century to the present day. Beginning with the first writings to assimilate and rework Western literary traditions, through the flourishing of the short story genre in the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the Taisho era, to the new breed of writers produced under the constraints of literary censorship, and the current writings reflecting the pitfalls and paradoxes of modern life, this anthology offers a stimulating survey of the development of the Japanese short story. Various indigenous traditions, in addition to those drawn from the West, recur throughout the stories: stories of the self, of the Water Trade (Tokyo's nightlife of geishas and prostitutes), of social comment, love and obsession, legends and fairytales. This collection includes the work of two Nobel prize-winners: Kawabata and Oe, the talented women writers Hirabayashi, Euchi, Okamoto, and Hayashi, together with the acclaimed Tanizaki, Mishima, and Murakami. The introduction by Theodore Goossen gives insight into these exotic and enigmatic, sometimes disturbing stories, derived from the lyrical roots of Japanese literature with its distinctive stress on atmosphere and beauty.
Beginning with the late nineteenth-century writings which first assimilated and reworked Western literary traditions, and coming right up to the younger generation dealing with the pitfalls and paradoxes of modern life, this anthology ...
Author: Theodore W. Goossen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Literary Collections
Beginning with the late nineteenth-century writings which first assimilated and reworked Western literary traditions, and coming right up to the younger generation dealing with the pitfalls and paradoxes of modern life, this anthology offers a stimulating survey of the development of the Japanese short story, the Japanese literary genre.
Alfred Birnbaum (Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1991) New Japanese Voices:
The Best Contemporary Fiction from Japan, ed. Helen Mitsios (New York: Atlantic
Monthly Press, 1991) The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories, ed. Theodore ...
Author: Jay Rubin
Publisher: Penguin UK
This fantastically varied and exciting collection celebrates the great Japanese short story, from its modern origins in the nineteenth century to the remarkable works being written today. Short story writers already well-known to English-language readers are all included here - Tanizaki, Akutagawa, Murakami, Mishima, Kawabata - but also many surprising new finds. From Yuko Tsushima's 'Flames' to Yuten Sawanishi's 'Filling Up with Sugar', from Shin'ichi Hoshi's 'Shoulder-Top Secretary' to Banana Yoshimoto's 'Bee Honey', The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories is filled with fear, charm, beauty and comedy. Curated by Jay Rubin, who has himself freshly translated several of the stories, and introduced by Haruki Murakami, this book will be a revelation to its readers.
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Author: Carol Fairbanks
Category: Literary Criticism
Japanese fiction is just now getting the attention it deserves in the English-speaking world. This study, a rich history of the evolving role of women fiction writers in Japanese, provides annotations for 300 translated works of fiction by 97 Japanese women writers from the 1890s through the 1990s. More than 600 annotations of articles, books, and reviews chronicle women writers in Japanese society, while bibliographical sources provide coverage of their lives with an immediacy not possible in general sources. An informative time line covers the key historical, political and economic events, as well as the people that shaped the contours of women's lives. An index of issues addressed in the fiction helps readers identify appropriate works dealing with subjects such as aging, the effects of the Atomic bomb, attitudes towards the family system, discrimination against "burakumin," the lifestyle of "shinjinrui" (those born after 1960), or roles of artists and women. A 100-page glossary providing definitions, background information and suggestions for future reading and research is included. Scholars, teachers, and students of Japanese literature, comparative literature, and women's studies will find this work to be an invaluable reference tool. The material will also be of interest to those in other fields such as history, sociology, education, and political science who are interested in comparing cultures and societies.
What do you see | Hayashi Fumiko . " The Accordion and The Fish Town . ” In The Oxford as the theme of each ? What is the role of children in each of Book of Japanese Short Stories . Theodore Goossen , ed . Oxford ; New the film families ?
Profiles more than four hundred authors of short fiction from around the world, presenting biographical and bibliographic information and summaries of major works. Also includes a reference volume with a chronology; a bibliography; lists of major award winners; twenty-nine essays on short-fiction history, theory, and world cultures; and three indexes.
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Tokyo : Kodansha International , 1985 Goossen , Theodore W . , ed . The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2002 .
Author: J. Thomas Rimer
Category: Literary Criticism
Organised chronologically and by genre within each period, these readings reflect profound changes in artistic styles, ideals, and tastes and the growing influence of popular culture.
garden with the Japanese tree. Thirty years ago Paris possessed—and still
possesses—any number of these little houses built to the requirements of
unassuming, stay–at–home citizens and tucked away behind the big main
buildings which ...
Author: Elizabeth Fallaize
Publisher: OUP Oxford
This collection of French short stories in translation expands our idea of French writing by including new stories by women writers and by authors of Francophone origin. Spanning the centuries from the late eighteenth to the late twentieth, the collection opens with a rumbustious tale from the Marquis de Sade, takes in the masters of the nineteenth century, from Stendhal and Balzac to Maupassant, and reaches to Quebec, Africa, and the French Caribbean in the twentieth century. Women writers include relatively well known figures such as Renee Vivien, Colette, and Beauvoir, and newer writers such as Assia Djebar, Christiane Baroche, and Annie Saumont. The French short story is a rich and diverse medium, but all the stories selected share a common characteristic: they make exciting reading.
Frogs and Snails and Feminist Tales in Japan Bronwyn Davies, Hiroyuki Kasama
. Goodwin , M . H . ( 1993 ) “ Tactical use ... Goossen , T . W . ( 1997 ) Introduction
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Author: Bronwyn Davies
Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)
How might teachers and parents work with Japanese children to ensure that they do not get caught in the traditional limitations of masculinity and femininity? And how might we, as observers of Japanese culture, move beyond old ways of seeing Japan as "Eastern", as different and as exotic? The children in this study are, in some ways, like children anywhere. At the same time they are very specifically Japanese, with very specifically Japanese ways of doing gender. Delightful, funny and outrageous, these children are predictable and also terribly surprising."--BOOK JACKET.
In the riveting denouement of her mother's life story , Rosie begins to understand
the pathos of that lost Japanese life , love , and honor . What has persevered —
and given her life itself — is her mother's indomitable will . Yamamoto wrote from
Author: Linda Wagner-Martin
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Expertly annotated short stories, poems, essays, plays, speeches, experimental writing, erotica, diaries, and correspondence by almost one hundred women of every age and ethnic background from the past four centuries offer a panorama of women's lives and concerns. UP.
Reconciliation, published here for the first time in the English language, is an understated masterpiece of the Japanese ‘I novel’ tradition (a confessional literary form).
Author: Naoya Shiga
Publisher: Canongate Books
Reconciliation, published here for the first time in the English language, is an understated masterpiece of the Japanese ‘I novel’ tradition (a confessional literary form). Naoya Shiga’s novella is a quietly devastating reflection on all kinds of reconciliation: from his own familial reunion, to the universal need to reconcile ourselves to the inevitability of ageing, loss and death.
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University Press 1997 Herbert , Jean : Shinto . London , Allen & Unwin 1967 .
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Author: Anthony V. Liman
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Japanese novelist Ibuse Masuji (1898–1993) is best known for his 1966 novel Kuroi Ame (published in English as Black Rain), which detailed the tragic aftermath of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima. With Ibuse Masuji, Anthony Liman, Ibuse's lifelong friend and a noted scholar of Japanese literature and history, has written a lively and creative critical biography of the author. Liman's highly personal style delivers a vivid insider's picture of Ibuse's life, while also situating his writings and his career in the larger context of Japanese culture of the period. Featuring incisive readings of Ibuse's major works, Ibuse Masuji will be indispensable to scholars of twentieth-century Japanese literature and culture.