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The Paper Door (Modern Asian Literature)

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A beautifully translated selection of stories by one of the most revered of all modern Japanese authors, "The Paper Door and Other Stories" showcases the concise, delicate art of a writer who is often called "the god of the Japanese short story." Delineating the development of Shiga's rare genius, Lane Dunlop's masterly translation has provided English readers their first overview of the author's work.

Synopsis:

No modern Japanese writer was more idolized than Shiga Naoya. The Paper Door and Other Stories showcases the concise, delicate art of this writer who is often called the god of the Japanese short story. Doyen of Japanese letters Donald Keene ranks some of Shiga's stories among the most brilliant achievements in this genre by any twentieth-century Japanese writer. Shiga's unique style is concise and simple, with no unnecessary words. With the subtlest of gestures, he evokes the fullness of experience.

Lane Dunlop's masterly translation of seventeen of Shiga's finest stories has provided English readers their first overview of the author's work. Now back in print, the book is augmented by Donald Keene's new preface contextualizing Shiga's awesome literary gifts. Dunlop has chosen stories that aptly represent Shiga's range and virtuosity. With selections spanning forty years, from the fable-like The Little Girl and the Rapeseed Flower to the psychologically complex A Gray Moon, this collection delineates the development of Shiga's rare genius.

Table of Contents

The little girl and the rapeseed flower — As far as Abashiri — The razor — The paper door — Seibei and his gourds — An incident — Han's crime — At Kinosaki — Akanishi Kakita — Incident on the afternoon of November third — The shopboy's god — Rain frogs — The house by the moat — A memory of Yamashina — Infatuation — Kuniko — A gray moon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231121576
Translator:
Dunlop, Lane
Preface:
Keene, Donald
Translator:
Dunlop, Lane
Author:
Naoya, Shiga
Author:
Shiga, Naoya
Author:
Keene, Donald
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Shiga, Naoya
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Modern Asian Literature (Paperback)
Series Volume:
IMS-14
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.21x4.50x.45 in. .39 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , No modern Japanese writer was more idolized than Shiga Naoya. The Paper Door and Other Stories showcases the concise, delicate art of this writer who is often called the god of the Japanese short story. Doyen of Japanese letters Donald Keene ranks some of Shiga's stories among the most brilliant achievements in this genre by any twentieth-century Japanese writer. Shiga's unique style is concise and simple, with no unnecessary words. With the subtlest of gestures, he evokes the fullness of experience.

Lane Dunlop's masterly translation of seventeen of Shiga's finest stories has provided English readers their first overview of the author's work. Now back in print, the book is augmented by Donald Keene's new preface contextualizing Shiga's awesome literary gifts. Dunlop has chosen stories that aptly represent Shiga's range and virtuosity. With selections spanning forty years, from the fable-like The Little Girl and the Rapeseed Flower to the psychologically complex A Gray Moon, this collection delineates the development of Shiga's rare genius.

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