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Seidensticker, Edward 1921-2007

Works: 165 works in 749 publications in 6 languages and 12,708 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  Illustrations  Short stories, Japanese  Love stories  Interviews  Sources 
Roles: Translator, Author of introduction, Editor, Creator
Classifications: PZ3.K1775, 895.634
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Japan by Edward Seidensticker ( Book )
35 editions published between 1961 and 1970 in 5 languages and held by 1,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Text and photographs present the land and people of modern Japan as affected by their past and outside forces
Low city, high city : Tokyo from Edo to the earthquake by Edward Seidensticker ( Book )
26 editions published between 1973 and 1991 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu ( Book )
51 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Tale of Genji is one of the world's earliest novels, written in the 11th century. The novel's plot centers on the romantic relationships of the noble hero Genji
Tokyo rising : the city since the great earthquake by Edward Seidensticker ( Book )
15 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kafū the Scribbler : the life and writings of Nagai Kafū, 1879-1959 by Edward Seidensticker ( Book )
25 editions published between 1965 and 1990 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The gossamer years; the diary of a noblewoman of Heian, Japan by Michitsuna no Haha ( Book )
21 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This frank autobiographical diary reveals two tempestuous decades of the author's unhappy marriage and her growing indignation at rival wives and mistresses. Too impetuous to be satisfied as a subsidiary wife, this beautiful noblewoman of the Heian dynasty protests the marriage system of her time in one of Japanese literature's earliest attempts to portray difficult elements of the predominant social hierarchy. A classic work of early Japanese prose."--Cover
Snow country by Yasunari Kawabata ( Book )
32 editions published between 1956 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With the brushstroke suggestiveness and astonishing grasp of motive that won him the Nobel Prize for Literature, Yasunari Kawabata tells a story of wasted love set amid the desolate beauty of western Japan, the snowiest region on earth. It is there, at an isolated mountain hotspring, that the wealthy sophisticate Shimamura meets the geisha Komako, who gives herself to him without regrets, knowing that their passion cannot last. Shimamura is a dilettante of the feelings; Komako has staked her life on them. Their affair can have only one outcome. Yet, in chronicling its doomed course, one of Japan's greatest modern writers creates a novel dense in implication and exalting in its sadness
Thousand cranes by Yasunari Kawabata ( Book )
26 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata's -- From the Trade Paperback edition
Modern Japanese stories, an anthology = [Gendai Nihon tanpenshū] by Ivan I Morris ( Book )
14 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Makioka sisters by Junʼichirō Tanizaki ( Book )
34 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Osaka in the years immediately before World War II, four aristocratic women try to preserve a way of life that is vanishing. The story of these women, the Makioka sisters, forms what is arguably the greatest Japanese novel of the twentieth century, a poignant yet unsparing portrait of a family--and an entire society--sliding into the abyss of modernity. Tsuruko, the eldest sister, clings obstinately to the prestige of her family name even as her husband prepares to move their household to Tokyo, where that name means nothing. Sachiko compromises valiantly to secure the future of her younger sisters. The unmarried Yukiko is a hostage to her family's exacting standards, while the spirited Taeko rebels by flinging herself into scandalous romantic alliances. The resulting novel is filled with vignettes of upper-class Japanese life, capturing both the decorum and the heartache of its protagonists
The house of the sleeping beauties and other stories by Yasunari Kawabata ( Book )
20 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the death of his wife, a man learns of a secret establishment where men can spend an entire night in bed alongside a beautiful woman who never awakens. Distressed about the reason for their deep sleep, he decides to explore the mystery of the sleeping beauties
The decay of the angel by Yukio Mishima ( Book )
12 editions published between 1974 and 2001 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the last years of his life, Honda adopts an orphaned boy and teaches him about Japanese society and tradition
The tale of the Heike = Heike monogatari ( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sound of the mountain by Yasunari Kawabata ( Book )
22 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" his portrait of an elderly Tokyo businessman, Yasunari Kawabata charts the gradual, reluctant narrowing of a human life, along with the sudden upsurges of passion that illumunate its closing. By day, Ogata Shingo is troubled by small failures of memory. At night he hears a distant rumble from the nearby mountain, a sound he associates with death. In between are the relationships that were once the foundations of Shingo's life: with his disappointing wife, his philandering son, and his daughter-in-law Kikuko, who instills in him both pity and uneasy stirrings of sexual desire."--From publisher description
The master of go by Yasunari Kawabata ( Book )
18 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Records the struggles of the Master as he attempts to defend his title and ideals while playing a young challenger in the Japanese game of go
Some prefer nettles by Junʼichirō Tanizaki ( Book )
15 editions published between 1955 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The conflict between traditional and modern Japanese culture is at the heart of this novel. Kaname is a smug, modern man living in a modern marriage. He gamely allows his wife to become the lover of another man, an act that does not cure the profound sadness at the heart of their relationship. So Kaname gradually retreats into the protection of traditional rituals, attitudes and tastes, eventually making love to Ohisa, his father-in-law's old-fashioned mistress, as he abandons the modern world entirely. The novel's other characters, including Kaname's wife, his lover, his father-in-la
New leaves : studies and translations of Japanese literature in honor of Edward Seidensticker by Aileen Patricia Gatten ( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Snow country ; and, Thousand cranes : the Nobel Prize edition of two novels by Yasunari Kawabata ( Book )
5 editions published between 1969 and 1978 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book presents English translations of two short novels by the 1968 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Snow Mountain is a nuanced love story involving a discouraged urbanite (Shimamura) and a rural geisha (Komako). Shimamura is tired of the bustling city. He takes the train through the snow to the mountains of the west coast of Japan, to meet with a geisha he believes he loves. Beautiful and innocent, Komako is tightly bound by the rules of a rural geisha, and lives a life of servitude and seclusion that is alien to Shimamura, and their love offers no freedom to either of them. Thousand Cranes is another love story. This melancholy tale uses the classical tea ceremony as a background for the story of a young man's relationships to two women, his father's former mistress and her daughter
Very few people come this way : lyrical episodes from the Year of the Rabbit by Edward Seidensticker ( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
No consultations today / Honjitsu kyūshin / chosha Ibuse Masuji ; yakusha E. Saidensutikker by Masuji Ibuse ( Book )
6 editions published in 1964 in 3 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Saidenstekkā, E. G, 1921-2007
Seidensticker, E., 1921-2007
Seidensticker, E.G.
Seidensticker, E.G., 1921-2007
Seidensticker, E. G. (Edward G.), 1921-2007
Seidensticker, Edward, 1921-2007
Seidensticker, Edward G.
Seidensticker, Edward G., 1921-
Seidensticker, Edward G., 1921-2007
Seidensticker Edward George 1921-2007
サイデンステッカー, E
サイデンステッカー, E. G
サイデンステッカー, エドワード
サイデンステッカー, エドワード・G
English (397)
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