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The Resource The Columbia anthology of modern Japanese literature, edited by J. Thomas Rimer and Van C. Gessel

The Columbia anthology of modern Japanese literature, edited by J. Thomas Rimer and Van C. Gessel

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The Columbia anthology of modern Japanese literature
Title
The Columbia anthology of modern Japanese literature
Statement of responsibility
edited by J. Thomas Rimer and Van C. Gessel
Title variation
Modern Japanese literature
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"This comprehensive anthology collects works of fiction, poetry, drama, and essay-writing from a pivotal time in Japanese history. In addition to their literary achievements, the texts reflect the political, social, and intellectual changes that occurred in Japanese society during this period, including exposure to Western ideas and literature, the rise of nationalism, and the complex interaction of traditional and modern forces. The volume offers outstanding, often new translations of classic texts by such celebrated writers as Nagai Kafu, Shimazaki Toson, Natsume Soseki, Kawabata Yasunari, and Yosano Akiko. The editors have also unearthed works from lesser-known women writers, many of which have never been available in English. Organized chronologically and by genre within each period, the volume reveals the major influences in the development of modern Japanese literature: the Japanese classics themselves, the example of Chinese poetry, and the encounter with Western literature and culture. Modern Japanese writers reread the classics of Japanese literature, infused them with contemporary language, and refashioned them with an increased emphasis on psychological elements. They also reinterpreted older aesthetic concepts in light of twentieth-century mentalities. While modern ideas captured the imagination of some Japanese writers, the example of classical Chinese poetry remained important for others. Meiji writers continued to compose poetry in classical Chinese and adhere to a Confucian system of thought. Another factor in shaping modern Japanese literature was the example of foreign works, which offered new literary inspiration and opportunities for Japanese readers and writers."--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 895.6/4408
  • 855.64408
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL782.E1
LC item number
C55 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Rimer, J. Thomas
  • Gessel, Van C
Series statement
Modern Asian literature
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Japanese literature
Label
The Columbia anthology of modern Japanese literature, edited by J. Thomas Rimer and Van C. Gessel
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (v. 1, p. [837]-863)
Contents
v. 1. From restoration to occupation, 1868-1945 -- v. 2. From 1945 to the present
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
2 v.
Isbn
9780231118613
Isbn Type
(v. 1 : pbk.)
Lccn
2004056206
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm56334254
Label
The Columbia anthology of modern Japanese literature, edited by J. Thomas Rimer and Van C. Gessel
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (v. 1, p. [837]-863)
Contents
v. 1. From restoration to occupation, 1868-1945 -- v. 2. From 1945 to the present
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
2 v.
Isbn
9780231118613
Isbn Type
(v. 1 : pbk.)
Lccn
2004056206
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm56334254

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