Milky Way Railroad

ISBN: 1880656264, 9781880656266
OCLC Number: 728642463
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
Author: Kenji Miyazawa
Translator: Joseph Sigrist, D.M. Stroud
Language: en
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press, 1996, 2007, 2009, 2010
Publication Place: Berkeley, CA, New York
Japanese Copyright Year: 1934
English Publication Date: 1996
Notes: Japanese title: Gingatetsudo no yoru. Contents: Introduction, Afternoon Class, The Print Shop, Home, The Milky Way Festival, The Pillar of Heaven, Milky Way Station, Northern Cross and Pliocene Seashore, The Bird Catcher, Giovanni's Ticket, Shipwrecked Children, The Mysterious Forest, From the New World, The Scorpion's Fire, The Southern Cross, The Professor, The Bridge. Illustrations by Ryu Okazaki.
Related: The Rock spring collection of Japanese literature
Abstract: Kenji is swept aboard a magical train, representing the soul's passage to heaven, where he meets many of the recently departed. He will only be allowed to return to Earth when he dreams of being reunited with his father. This translation celebrates the centennial of the author's birth.