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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Izumi, Kyōka, 1873-1939.
Japanese gothic tales.
Honolulu : University of Hawai ̀i Press, 1996
|Named Person:||Kyōka Izumi; Kyōka Izumi|
|Material Type:||Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Kyōka Izumi; Charles Shirō Inouye
|ISBN:||0824817370 9780824817374 0824817893 9780824817893|
|Description:||vii, 202 pages ; 22 cm|
|Contents:||The surgery room --
The holy man of Mount Kōya --
One day in spring --
Osen and Sōkichi.
|Other Titles:||Short stories.|
|Responsibility:||Izumi Kyōka ; translated by Charles Shirō Inouye.|
'There is ultimately something both familiar and familial about gothic writers. Our appreciation of them springs from a bothersome genealogy, a closeness not always easy to admit. They are affected uncles and conceited cousins, more easily admired from a distance than invited regularly to the dinner table, even when we know they have given us something of themselves that is also something of value. In the end, it is as difficult to fault the giver of a perfect gift as it is to deny the familiarity of strange places.' --from the Introduction.
Inouye, the translator, well understands the Kyoka style and renders an English equivalent which has both its own logic and its own compulsion.-- "<i>Japan Times</i>"