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The Kiso Road : the life and times of Shimazaki Tōson

Author: William E Naff; J Thomas Rimer; Janet A Walker
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
William E. Naff, the scholar of Japanese literature widely known for his translations of the writings of Shimazaki Toson (1872-1943), spent the last years of his life writing a full-length biography of Toson. The Kiso Road provides an account of this novelist who, along with Natsume Soseki and Mori Ogai, formed the triumvirate of writers regarded as giants in Meji Japan, all three of whom helped establish the

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Naff, William E.
Kiso Road.
Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010008372
Named Person: Tōson Shimazaki; Tōson Shimazaki; Tōson Shimazaki; Tōson Shimazaki
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William E Naff; J Thomas Rimer; Janet A Walker
ISBN: 9780824860738 082486073X 0824871677 9780824871673
OCLC Number: 764524380
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 664 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Home and family: before 1872 --
Childhood and education: 1872-1892 --
A shaky start: 1892-1893 --
A poet's apprenticeship: 1893-1896 --
Escape to Sendai: 1896-1898 --
To Komoro: 1899-1900 --
From poetry to fiction: 1900-1904 --
A personal catastrophe, public triumph: 1905-1907 --
A bleak spring and a harsh summer: 1907- 1913 --
The French years: 1913-1916 --
A new life: 1916-1923 --
The open of the last act: 1923-1927 --
Before the dawn: 1927-1935 --
The final years: 1936-1943.
Responsibility: William E. Naff ; edited by J. Thomas Rimer ; with a foreword by Janet A. Walker.


Provides a rich and colourful account of the life of Toson, the canonic Japanese novelist, regarded as one of the literary giants of Meiji Japan. This biography skillfully places Toson in the context  Read more...


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