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Seidensticker, Edward 1921-2007

Works: 151 works in 672 publications in 10 languages and 13,810 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  Love stories  Case studies  Short stories, Japanese  Interviews  Concordances 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: PL832.A9, 895.634
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Most widely held works by Edward Seidensticker
Japan by Edward Seidensticker( Book )
64 editions published between 1961 and 1973 in 9 languages and held by 1,830 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 )
28 editions published between 1973 and 1991 in English and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sound of the mountain by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )
19 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" ... in 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."--Publisher description
Kafū the Scribbler : the life and writings of Nagai Kafū, 1879-1959 by Edward Seidensticker( Book )
30 editions published between 1965 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tokyo rising : the city since the great earthquake by Edward Seidensticker( Book )
15 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The gossamer years; the diary of a noblewoman of Heian, Japan by Michitsuna no Haha( Book )
24 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in English and held by 778 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 )
22 editions published between 1956 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 721 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
The tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu( Book )
20 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and held by 644 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
The tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thousand cranes by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )
19 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in English and held by 374 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 )
15 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Makioka sisters by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )
23 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in English and held by 304 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 )
16 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in English and held by 272 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 )
8 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in English and held by 270 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 by Heike Monogatari( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Some prefer nettles by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )
15 editions published between 1955 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel of Japanese life, showing the old and the new ways
The master of go by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )
13 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 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
New leaves : studies and translations of Japanese literature in honor of Edward Seidensticker by Aileen Patricia Gatten( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 162 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 113 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
Tokyo from Edo to Showa 1867-1989 : the emergence of the world's greatest city by Edward Seidensticker( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edward Seidensticker's Tokyo: From Edo to Showa, available here for the first time in a single volume, tells the story of Tokyo's transformation from the Shogun's capital in an isolated Japan to one of the most renowned modern cities in the world. With the same scholarship and style that won him admiration as one of the premier translators of Japanese literature, he offers the reader his own brilliant picture of a whole society suddenly emerging into the modern world. By turns elegiac and funny, reflective and crisp, Tokyo: From Edo to Showa is an important cultural history of Asia's greatest
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Alternative Names
Saidenstekkā, E. G 1921-2007
Saidensutekkā, Edowādo G. 1921-2007
Seidensticker, E. 1921-2007
Seidensticker, E.G.
Seidensticker, E.G. 1921-2007
Seidensticker, E. G. (Edward G.), 1921-2007
Seidensticker, E. G. (Edward George), 1921-2007
Seidensticker, Edward 1921-2007
Seidensticker, Edward G.
Seidensticker, Edward G. 1921-
Seidensticker Edward G. 1921-2007
Seidensticker Edward George 1921-2007
Seidensticker, Edward M. 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 (348)
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