Japan A Traveler's Literary Companion

ISBN-10: 1883513162

ISBN-13: 9781883513160

Edition: 2006

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This collection guides the reader through the complexity that is Japan. Although frequently misunderstood as a homogenous nation, Japan is a land of tremendous linguistic, geographical, and cultural diversity. Hino Keizo leads the reader through Tokyo's mazes in "Jacob's Tokyo Ladder." Tada Chimako explores the modern-day ghosts of Kobe. Asada Jiro guides us across the rural, snowy expanses of Hokkaido. Atoda Takashi takes us to Kyoto to follow the mystery of a pair of shoes and discover the death of a stranger. The stories, like the country and the people, are beautiful and compelling. Let these literary masters be your guide-from the beauty of northern Hokkaido through the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, to the many temples in Kyoto, through Osaka, and the coastline of the Sea of Japan, and down to southern Kyushu-to a Japan that only the finest stories can reveal. One of the world's foremost authorities on modern Japan and its culture, Donald Richie has lived in Japan since 1947. He has written extensively, including Japanese Literature Reviewed, his travelogue The Inland Sea, and the recently released Japan Journals: 1947-2004. Jeffrey Angles is head of the Japanese language program at Western Michigan University. His translations have appeared in The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature, Critical Asian Studies, and numerous other journals. Thomas Rimer, Professor Emeritus of Japanese Literature at the University of Pittsburgh, has translated and written commentaries on Japanese literature from both the classical and modern periods. His latest publication is The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature, co-edited with Van Gessel. The first volume appeared in the spring of 2005.
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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Whereabouts Press
Publication date: 5/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

J. Thomas Rimer is emeritus professor of East Asian languages and literatures at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of several works, including Traditions in Modern Japanese Fiction: An Introductionand A Reader's Guide to Japanese Literature.Van C. Gessel is professor of Japanese literature at Brigham Young University. He is the author of Three Modern Novelists: Soseki, Tanizaki, Kawabataand coeditor of The Showa Anthology: Modern Japanese Short Stories.

Jacob's Tokyo ladder
The obtuse young man
Under the shadow of Mt. Bandai
The city of trees
The swallows' nest
The garden that spirited my dog away
The destiny of shoes
The immortal
One night with mother
The snow of memory
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