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A Tokyo anthology : literature from Japan's modern metropolis, 1850-1920

Author: 仮名垣, 魯文(1829-1894) 万亭, 応賀(1818-1890) 春錦亭, 柳桜 松林, 伯円(二代目) 黒岩, 涙香(1862-1920) 河竹, 黙阿弥(1816-1893) 川上, 音二郎 松原, 岩五郎 谷崎, 潤一郎(1886-1965) 岸田, 俊子(1863-1901) 二葉亭, 四迷(1864-1909) 石川, 啄木(1886-1912) 田山, 花袋(1871-1930) 泉, 鏡花(1873-1939) 北村, 透谷(1868-1894) 徳富, 蘆花(1868-1927) 与謝野, 晶子(1878-1942) 三遊亭, 円朝(1839-1900) 尾崎, 紅葉(1867-1903) 若松, 賎子 永井, 荷風(1879-1959) 夏目, 漱石(1867-1916) ; ; Sumie Jones; Charles Shirō Inouye
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The city of Tokyo, renamed after the Meiji Restoration, developed an urban culture that was a dynamic integration of Edo's highly developed traditions and Meiji renovations, some of which reflected the influence of Western culture. This wide-ranging anthology--including fictional and dramatic works, essays, newspaper articles, political manifestos, and cartoons--tells the story of how the city's literature and arts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: 仮名垣, 魯文(1829-1894) 万亭, 応賀(1818-1890) 春錦亭, 柳桜 松林, 伯円(二代目) 黒岩, 涙香(1862-1920) 河竹, 黙阿弥(1816-1893) 川上, 音二郎 松原, 岩五郎 谷崎, 潤一郎(1886-1965) 岸田, 俊子(1863-1901) 二葉亭, 四迷(1864-1909) 石川, 啄木(1886-1912) 田山, 花袋(1871-1930) 泉, 鏡花(1873-1939) 北村, 透谷(1868-1894) 徳富, 蘆花(1868-1927) 与謝野, 晶子(1878-1942) 三遊亭, 円朝(1839-1900) 尾崎, 紅葉(1867-1903) 若松, 賎子 永井, 荷風(1879-1959) 夏目, 漱石(1867-1916) ; ; Sumie Jones; Charles Shirō Inouye
ISBN: 9780824855895 0824855892 9780824855901 0824855906
OCLC Number: 951753955
Description: xiii, 507 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: A true view of Kasane precipice A woodcutter falls in love Confessions of half a lifetime In the next room Messenger from the sea Money is all that matters in this world Pesimist poets and women Short pieces from long spring days Takahashi Oden, devil woman The bad girl prefers black and yellow plaid The impasse of our age The origins of my colloquial style Things heard around a pot of beef To my fellow sisters Toad fed up with modernity
Responsibility: edited by Sumie Jones and Charles Shirō Inouye.

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"The city of Tokyo, renamed after the Meiji Restoration, developed an urban culture that was a dynamic integration of Edo's highly developed traditions and Meiji renovations, some of which reflected the influence of Western culture. This wide-ranging anthology--including fictional and dramatic works, essays, newspaper articles, political manifestos, and cartoons--tells the story of how the city's literature and arts grew out of an often chaotic and sometimes paradoxical political environment to move toward a consummate Japanese "modernity." Tokyo's downtown audience constituted a market that demanded visuality and spectacle, while the educated uptown favored written, realistic literature. The literary products resulting from these conflicting consumer bases were therefore hybrid entities of old and new technologies. A Tokyo Anthology guides the reader through Japanese literature's journey from classical to spoken, pictocentric to logocentric, and fantastic to realistic--making the novel the dominant form of modern literature. The volume highlights not only familiar masterpieces but also lesser known examples chosen from the city's downtown life and counterculture. Imitating the custom of creative artists of the Edo period, scholars from the United States, Canada, England, and Japan have collaborated in order to produce this intriguing sampling of Meiji works in the best possible translations. The editors have sought out the most reliable first editions of texts, also reproducing most of their original illustrations. With few exceptions the translations presented here are the first in the English language. This rich anthology will be welcomed by students and scholars of Japan studies and by a wide general audience interested in Japan's popular culture, media culture, and literature in translation." -- Publisher's description

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