The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories by Theodore W. Goossen

The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories

EditorTheodore W. Goossen

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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 ofthe 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 ofthe 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 Nobelprize-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.

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Theodore Goossen is Professor of Japanese at York University, Ontario. A talented translator, he is well-acquainted with the contemporary Japanese literary scene, and editor of Descant, a Japanese literary journal.
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Title:The Oxford Book of Japanese Short StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.07 inPublished:April 18, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199583196

ISBN - 13:9780199583195

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AcknowledgementsIntroductionMori Ogai: Sansho the StewardNatsume Soseki: The Third NightKunikida Doppo: The BonfireHiguchi Ichiyo: Separate WaysNagai Kafu: The Peony GardenShiga Naoya: Night FiresTanizaki Jun'Ichiro: AguirSatomi Ton: BlowfishOkamoto Kanoko: Portrait of an Old GeishaAkutagawa Ryunosuke: In a GroveMiyazawa Kenji: The Bears of NametokoYokomitsu Riichi: Spring Riding in a CarriageIbuse Masuji: CarpKawabata Yasunari: The Izu DancerKajii Motojiro: LemonHayashi Fumiko: The Accordian and the Fish TownEnchi Fumiko: The Flower-Eating CroneHirabayashi Taiko: Blind Chinese SoldiersSakaguchi Ango: In the Forest, Under Cherries in Full BloomInoue Yasushi: Passage to FudarakuDazai Osamu: Merry ChristmasNakajima Atsushi: The ExpertKojima Nobuo: The RifleEndo Shusaku: UnzenAbe Kobe: The BetYoshiyuki Junnosuke: Three PolicemenMishima Yukio: OnnagataKono Taeko: Toddler-huntingMukoda Kuniko: Mr CarpKaiko Takeshi: The DuelOe Kenzaburo: Prize StockTsushima Yuko: A Very Strange, Enchanted BoyMurakami Haruki: The Elephant VanishesShimada Masahiko: Desert DolphinYoshimoto Banana: Dreaming of KimcheeBiographical NotesFilmographyPublisher's Acknowledgements