Tokyo stories : a literary stroll

ISBN: 0520217861, 9780520217867, 0520217888, 9780520217881
OCLC Number: 48517509
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
Translator: Lawrence Rogers
Editor: Lawrence Rogers
Language: en
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Place: Berkeley, CA
English Publication Date: 2002
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.
Related: Voices from Asia
Abstract: 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.