Five Modern Japanese Novelists

Five Modern Japanese Novelists

eBook - 2003
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A superb introduction to modern Japanese fiction as well as a memoir of his own love affair with Japanese literature and culture, this volume consists of chapters on five modern Japanese novelists whom Donald Keene knew personally: Yasunari Kawabata, Yukio Mishima, Jun'ichiro Tanizaki, Ryotaro Shiba, and Kobo Abe. Each chapter opens with a vignette describing Keene's personal encounters with these famous men, blending his autobiographical observations with literary and cultural analysis.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2003.
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (ix, 113 pages)
Alternative Title: 5 modern Japanese novelists


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