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Tokyo stories : a literary stroll

Translated by Lawrence Rogers

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This anthology of translated short stories by Japanese writers captures the city of Tokyo throughout most of the 20th century – a period of war, bombing, urbanization and modernization, in short, constant change that has altered and continues to alter the very geography of the city.

notes: Contents: Central Tokyo : Mire by Kajii Motojiro, Terrifying Tokyo by Yumeno Kyuusaku, The image by Takeda Rintaro, Fountains in the rain by Mishima Yukio, Meeting again by Mukouda Kuniko, Jacob’s Tokyo ladder by Hino Keizo, Shitamachi : The death register by Akutagawa Ryunosuke, Kid Ume, the silver cat by Kawabata Yasunari, The first day of the fair by Takeda Rintarou, Elegy by Sata Ineko, The old part of town by Hayashi Fumiko, Fireworks by Mishima Yukio, Azuma bridge by Nagai Kafu, An unclaimed body by Ikeda Michiko, West of the palace : From behind the study door by Natsume Soseki, Firefly tavern by Saegusa Kazuko, Sparrows by Irokawa Takehiro, The south end : Morning comes twice a day by Inaba Mayumi.
subjects: Short stories, Japanese, Translations into English
Social life and customs
genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780520217867
OCLC number: 48517509
publisher: University of California Press
publication place: Berkeley, CA
english publication date: 2002
document type: Book
description: xlviii, 267 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
related: Voices from Asia