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Traveler's Literary Companion #13: Japan: A Traveler's Literary Companion

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This collection guides the reader through the complexity that is Japan. Although frequently misunderstood as a homogenous nation, Japan is a land of tremendous linguistic, geographical, and cultural diversity. Hino Keizo leads the reader through Tokyo's mazes in "Jacob's Tokyo Ladder." Tada Chimako explores the modern-day ghosts of Kobe. Asada Jiro guides us across the rural, snowy expanses of Hokkaido. Atoda Takashi takes us to Kyoto to follow the mystery of a pair of shoes and discover the death of a stranger. The stories, like the country and the people, are beautiful and compelling.

Let these literary masters be your guide-from the beauty of northern Hokkaido through the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, to the many temples in Kyoto, through Osaka, and the coastline of the Sea of Japan, and down to southern Kyushu-to a Japan that only the finest stories can reveal.

One of the world's foremost authorities on modern Japan and its culture, Donald Richiehas lived in Japan since 1947. He has written extensively, including Japanese Literature Reviewed, his travelogue The Inland Sea, and the recently released Japan Journals: 1947-2004.

Jeffrey Anglesis head of the Japanese language program at Western Michigan University. His translations have appeared in The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature, Critical Asian Studies, and numerous other journals.

Thomas Rimer, Professor Emeritus of Japanese Literature at the University of Pittsburgh, has translated and written commentaries on Japanese literature from both the classical and modern periods. His latest publication is The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature, co-edited with Van Gessel. The first volume appeared in the spring of 2005.

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This collection guides the reader through the complexity that is Japan. Although frequently misunderstood as a homogenous nation, Japan is a land of tremendous linguistic, geographical, and cultural diversity. Hino Keizo leads the reader through Tokyo's mazes in "Jacob's Tokyo Ladder." Nakagami Kenji explores the ghostly, mythology-laden backwoods of Kumano. Atoda Takashi takes us to Kyoto to follow the mystery of a pair of shoes and discover the death of a stranger. The stories, like the country and the people, are beautiful and compelling. Let these literary masters be your guide — from the beauty of northern Honshu through the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, to the many temples in Kyoto, through Osaka and the coastline of the Sea of Japan, and down to southern Kushu — to a Japan that only the finest stories can reveal. Contributors include Hino Keizo, Maruya Saiichi, Inoue Yasushi, Oda Sakunosuke, Miyamoto Teru, Tada Chimako, Atoda Takashi, Nakagami Kenji, Mizukami Tsutomu, Kawabata Yasunari, Takahashi Mutsuo, and Shima Tsuyoshi.

Synopsis:

Although frequently misunderstood as a homogenous nation, Japan is a land of tremendous linguistic, geographical, and cultural diversity. Readers can let Japan's literary masters be their guide--from the beauty of northern Hokkaido through the hustle and bustle of Tokyo to the many temples in Kyoto through Osaka and the coastline of the Sea of Japan--to a country that only the finest stories can reveal.

About the Author

Thomas Rimer, Professor Emeritus of Japaneses Literature at the University of Pittsburgh, has translated and written commentaries on Japanese literature from both the classical and modern periods. His latest publication is the Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature, co-edited with Van Gessel. The first volume appeared in the spring of 2005.

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ISBN:
9781883513160
Editor:
Rimer, Thomas
Editor:
Angels, Jeffrey
Foreword by:
Richie, Donald
Foreword:
Richie, Donald
Editor:
Rimer, J. Thomas
Editor:
Angels, Jeffrey
Editor:
Angles, Jeffrey; Rimer, J. Thomas
Editor:
Angles, Jeffrey
Editor:
Rimer, Thomas
Author:
Richie, Donald
Author:
Rimer, Thomas
Author:
Angles, Jeffrey
Author:
Angels, Jeffrey
Author:
Rimer, J. Thomas
Foreword:
Richie, Donald
Publisher:
Whereabouts Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Asian - General
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Japanese fiction
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Traveler's Literary Companion
Series Volume:
13
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Map
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.25 x 5 in 9.5 oz

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This collection guides the reader through the complexity that is Japan. Although frequently misunderstood as a homogenous nation, Japan is a land of tremendous linguistic, geographical, and cultural diversity. Hino Keizo leads the reader through Tokyo's mazes in "Jacob's Tokyo Ladder." Nakagami Kenji explores the ghostly, mythology-laden backwoods of Kumano. Atoda Takashi takes us to Kyoto to follow the mystery of a pair of shoes and discover the death of a stranger. The stories, like the country and the people, are beautiful and compelling. Let these literary masters be your guide — from the beauty of northern Honshu through the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, to the many temples in Kyoto, through Osaka and the coastline of the Sea of Japan, and down to southern Kushu — to a Japan that only the finest stories can reveal. Contributors include Hino Keizo, Maruya Saiichi, Inoue Yasushi, Oda Sakunosuke, Miyamoto Teru, Tada Chimako, Atoda Takashi, Nakagami Kenji, Mizukami Tsutomu, Kawabata Yasunari, Takahashi Mutsuo, and Shima Tsuyoshi.
"Synopsis" by , Although frequently misunderstood as a homogenous nation, Japan is a land of tremendous linguistic, geographical, and cultural diversity. Readers can let Japan's literary masters be their guide--from the beauty of northern Hokkaido through the hustle and bustle of Tokyo to the many temples in Kyoto through Osaka and the coastline of the Sea of Japan--to a country that only the finest stories can reveal.
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