The glass slipper and other stories

ISBN: 9781564785046, 1564785041
OCLC Number: 181368750
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
Author: Shotaro Yasuoka
Translator: Royall Tyler
Language: en
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication Place: Champaign, IL
English Publication Date: 2008
Notes: Japanese title: Garasu no kutsu. Contents: The wandering minstrel, The glass slipper, Homework, The house guard, Jingle bells, The king's ears, The sword dance, The medal, A room in Tsukiji. A Japanese Literature Publishing Project selection.
Abstract: In addition to "The Glass Slipper," this collection contains eight other stories held together by a common thread of self-perception. Yasuoka writes from the belief that the self has such depths that at times it can appear to be illusory. Set against the chaotic backdrop of the era running from before World War II to just after its end, these stories are infused with a timeless sense of novelty and humor.