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Japanese fiction writers, 1868-1945

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Published by Gale Research in Detroit, Mich .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Japanese fiction -- 1868- -- Bio-bibliography -- Dictionaries.,
  • Novelists, Japanese -- 20th century -- Biography -- Dictionaries.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Van C. Gessel.
    SeriesDictionary of literary biography ;, v. 180
    ContributionsGessel, Van C.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL747.55 .J36 1997
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 397 p. :
    Number of Pages397
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL665920M
    ISBN 100787610682
    LC Control Number97011573

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      Born in Tokyo and writing in both Japanese and German, Tawada has won several prestigious awards including the Akutagawa Prize and the Goethe Medal. Known for her high concepts novels, her latest book The Last Children of Tokyo (also known as The Emissary) is a chilling social commentary on Japan’s possible future. In Memoirs of a Polar Bear.   When my fellow translators and I first got together to chat about ideas for the latest installment in this series, 10 Japanese works of fiction by women we’d love to see in English, we all had the impression that a fair number of Japanese women writers were represented in translation. But in fact, when we looked at the statistics of books published in recent years (again, compliments of the Author: Allison Markin Powell.

      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 encounter with the West.   Currently Seeking: I'm currently looking for nonfiction that explores big events from new angles, whip-smart cultural criticism, as well as original and urgent journalism and science writing. I'm also on the lookout for books to engage kids in nonfiction topics, from ancient history to contemporary issues. I am not currently considering poetry, picture books, romance, science fiction, or.


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