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Modern Japanese literature

Donald Keene

Modern Japanese literature

by Donald Keene

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Published by Thames & Hudson .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementan anthology compiled and edited by Donald Keene.
The Physical Object
Pagination440p.,ill.,22cm
Number of Pages440
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20950641M

In the ’s Banana Yoshimoto and Haruki Murakami emerged as bestselling authors widely known outside Japan. Today Japanese books ranges from the popular manga, to crime novels, science fiction, creepy horror and modern literature books. Cellphone literature, books written on a mobile via text messaging, comes from Japan and is very popular. Kenzaburo Oe (大江 健三郎, Ōe Kenzaburō) is a prominent figure of modern Japanese literature. Born in in a quiet village in the forests of Shikoku, he began writing seriously at the age of 23 and won the Nobel Prize for literature almost 40 years later, in

Japanese literature, the body of written works produced by Japanese authors in Japanese or, in its earliest beginnings, at a time when Japan had no written language, in the Chinese classical language.. Both in quantity and quality, Japanese literature ranks as one of the major literatures of the world, comparable in age, richness, and volume to English literature, though its course . ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xi, pages ; 24 cm: Contents: Perspective and Self-Dramatization in the Confessional I-Novel of Japan. From Tale to Short Story: Akutagawa's "Toshishun" and Its Chinese Origins. The Plot Controversy between Tanizaki and Akutagawa. Western Dark Romanticism and Japan's Aesthetic Literature.

Modern Japan's repressed anxieties, fears and hopes come to the surface in the fantastic. A close analysis of fantasy fiction, film and comics reveals the ambivalence felt by many Japanese towards the success story of the nation in the twentieth century. The Fantastic in Modern Japanese Literature explores the dark side to Japanese literature and Japanese society. HISTORY AND TRENDS OF MODERN JAPANESE LITERATURE by Kikuchi, Kan and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at


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Modern Japanese Literature is Donald Keene’s critically acclaimed companion volume to his landmark Anthology of Japanese Literature. Now considered the standard canon of modern Japanese writing translated into English, Modern Japanese Literature includes concise introductions to the writers, as well as a historical introduction by Professor by: 8.

Donald Keene does a nice job of bringing together in one work, stories, including many poems, that are representative of modern literature in Japan. Modern Japanese Literature: From to the Present Day is an attractive anthology for those interested in Japanese literature beyond the popular and famous works of today's novelists.

Some of the stories presented are not easy 4/5. It is probably the most famous work of pre-modern Japanese literature and the world’s first novel, written by a court lady in the 11th century. The Tale of Genji focuses on the life of Hikaru Genji, the son of an Emperor, and his various political and romantic escapades.

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Since its publication in Japan ten years ago, the Origins of Modern Japanese Literature has become a landmark book, playing a pivotal role in defining discussions of modernity in /5.

In the forward, the book’s editor, Ivan Morris, who translated some of the stories, provides a brief Japanese history from the Meiji Era, Modern Japanese literature book the Western form of literature was first introduced. A few other notable starter books like these include “Breaking into Japanese Literature” and “Short Stories in Japanese: New Penguin Parallel Text” 2.

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Against a history of relative inattention on the part of Western translators to modern Asian critical theory, this first English publication is sure to. Japanese Modern Literature (from ) When Japan opened to the rest of the world in the Meiji period (), the influence of western literary concepts and techniques was felt strongly.

Novelists experimented with 'new' ideas such as liberalism, idealism, and romanticism and were variously influenced by French, British or German literature. These are my reading recommendations for contemporary Japanese fiction in translation.

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Traditional Japanese Literature is a companion volume to Columbia University Press's Early Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology, and part of its four-volume history of Japanese literature. Arranged by chronology and genre, the readings are insightfully introduced and placed into their political, cultural, and literary context, and.

Featuring choice selections from the core anthologies The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature: From Restoration to Occupation, –, and The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature: From to the Present, this collection offers a concise yet remarkably rich introduction to the fiction, poetry, drama, and essays of Japan's modern .Get this from a library!

Modern Japanese literature. [Frank Jacob;] -- This book examines the developments of Japan's history, its economic and military rise in the early 20th century, and its bitter defeat after WWII. Essays in this volume explore the search for. Japanese literature traces its beginnings to oral traditions that were first recorded in written form in the early eighth century after a writing system was introduced from China.

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