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Ishikawa, Jun 1899-1987

Overview
Works: 371 works in 1,035 publications in 4 languages and 4,832 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Young adult works  Short stories  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Performer, Translator
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Most widely held works by Jun Ishikawa
The legend of gold and other stories by Jun Ishikawa( )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four stories and novella translated in this volume represent the best short fiction by Ishikawa Jun (1899-1987), one of the most important modernist writers to appear on the Japanese literary stage during the years before and after World War II. Throughout his career, Ishikawa resisted the tide of popular opinion to address issues of political and artistic significance and thereby paved the way for a generation of Japanese internationalists and experimentalists, including Abe Kobo and Oe Kenzaburo. Highly acclaimed and respected in Japan, Ishikawa remains little known in the West-in part because of the tendency of Western critics and readers of Japanese literature to focus on writers concerned with aesthetic issues. Combining a strong interest in politics with a brilliant use of modernist techniques, Ishikawa's work defies easy categorization. Banned in 1938, "Mars' Song" has been called the finest example of anti-war fiction written during Japan's march to war in China and the Pacific. In it Ishikawa denounces the chorus of jingoism that swept Japan, and via a metafictional tale within a tale, he warns against the suicidal destruction to which complicity in warmongering will lead. The allegorical "Moon Gems," written in the spring of 1945, further explores the tenuous position of the writer moving against the current in a country not only still at war but very near defeat. In "The Legend of Gold" and "The Jesus of the Ruins," both from 1946, Japan has been reduced to a charred wasteland yet Ishikawa envisions destruction as fertile ground for rebirth and resurrection. Finally, the semi-surrealistic novella The Raptor plumbs the meanings and possibilities of peace in the post-Occupation era. William Tyler's eminently readable translations are faithfully expressive of stylistic and tonal nuances in the original works. In a perceptive introduction and the critical essays that follow, Tyler emphasizes Ishikawa's importance as an anti-establishment--even "resistance"--Writer and argues that the writer's political iconoclasm goes hand-in-hand with the modanizumu of his literary experimentation. The Legend of Gold will be of tremendous importance in enlarging a Western understanding of the development of the writer's role as social critic and the evolution of the modernist movement in postwar Japan
The Bodhisattva, or, Samantabhadra : a novel by Jun Ishikawa( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Errances sur les six voies : récit by Jun Ishikawa( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un jeu narratif entre deux mondes : celui bien documenté du Japon du VIIIe siècle et celui, plus flou, de la société contemporaine. Deux époques entre lesquelles se balade un chef de brigands attiré par le taoïsme et les pratiques occultes des ermites cachés dans les montagnes.--[Memento]
Mishima Yukio zenshū by Yukio Mishima( Book )

in Japanese and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Faucon by Jun Ishikawa( Book )

19 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deux récits. Une allégorie poétique à la fin du 11e siècle et un récit extravagant aux confins de la science-fiction. L'auteur est le premier traducteur de Gide en japonais. [SDM]
Ishikawa Jun shū by Jun Ishikawa( Book )

9 editions published between 1959 and 1980 in Japanese and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ishikawa Jun zenshū by Jun Ishikawa( Book )

in Japanese and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Motoori Norinaga by Norinaga Motoori( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1984 in Japanese and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aratama ; Shion monogatari by Jun Ishikawa( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in Japanese and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ishikawa Jun, Sakaguchi Ango, Dazai Osamu shū by Jun Ishikawa( Book )

8 editions published between 1954 and 1975 in Japanese and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ogyū Sorai shū by Sorai Ogyū( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in Japanese and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ishikawa Jun shū by Jun Ishikawa( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1991 in Japanese and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shokoku kijin den by Jun Ishikawa( Book )

11 editions published between 1957 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ishikawa Jun, Abe Kōbō, Ōe Kenzaburō shū by Jun Ishikawa( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in Japanese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zenshū by Jun Ishikawa( Book )

in Japanese and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ishikawa Jun by Jun Ishikawa( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in Japanese and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edo bungaku shōki by Jun Ishikawa( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in Japanese and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mori Ōgai by Jun Ishikawa( Book )

7 editions published between 1941 and 1993 in Japanese and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ishikawa Jun by Jun Ishikawa( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1979 in Japanese and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shion monogatari by Jun Ishikawa( Book )

12 editions published between 1956 and 1989 in Japanese and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The legend of gold and other stories
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Alternative Names
Isai 1899-1987

Ishikawa, Isai 1899-

Ishikawa, Isai 1899-1987

Ishikawa, Jun.

Ishikawa, Jun, 1899-

Ishikawa, Jun 1899-1987

Ishikawa Jun japanischer Schriftsteller

Ishikawa, Kiyoshi 1899-1987

Isikava Dzsun

Išikawa, Džun 1899-1987

Isikawa, Zyun

Jun, Ishikawa

Jun , Ishikawa <1899- >

Jun, Ishikawa 1899-1987

Jun Ishikawa écrivain japonais

Jun Ishikawa écrivain japponais

Jun Ishikawa escritor japonés

Jun Ishikawa Japanese writer

Jun Ishikawa Japans taalkundige (1899-1987)

Исикава, Дзюн

이시카와, 준

イシカワ, ジュン

イシカワ, ジュン 1899-1987

夷斎

夷斎, 逸人

夷斎逸人

石川 淳 1899-1987

石川淳 1899-

石川淳 1899-1987

Languages
Japanese (157)

English (29)

French (16)

Italian (1)