The Oxford Book Of Japanese Short Stories

Author: Theodore William Goossen
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0192803727
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This collection of short stories, including many new translations, is the first to span the whole of Japan's modern era from the end of the nineteenth century to the present day. Beginning with the first writings to assimilate and rework Western literary traditions, through the flourishing of the short story genre in the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the Taisho era, to the new breed of writers produced under the constraints of literary censorship, and the current writings reflecting the pitfalls and paradoxes of modern life, this anthology offers a stimulating survey of the development of the Japanese short story. Various indigenous traditions, in addition to those drawn from the West, recur throughout the stories: stories of the self, of the Water Trade (Tokyo's nightlife of geishas and prostitutes), of social comment, love and obsession, legends and fairytales. This collection includes the work of two Nobel prize-winners: Kawabata and Oe, the talented women writers Hirabayashi, Euchi, Okamoto, and Hayashi, together with the acclaimed Tanizaki, Mishima, and Murakami. The introduction by Theodore Goossen gives insight into these exotic and enigmatic, sometimes disturbing stories, derived from the lyrical roots of Japanese literature with its distinctive stress on atmosphere and beauty.

The Oxford Book Of Japanese Short Stories

Author: Theodore W. Goossen
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199583195
Size: 10,37 MB
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Beginning with the late nineteenth-century writings which first assimilated and reworked Western literary traditions, and coming right up to the younger generation dealing with the pitfalls and paradoxes of modern life, this anthology offers a stimulating survey of the development of the Japanese short story, the Japanese literary genre.

In Translation

Author: Esther Allen
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231535023
Size: 17,40 MB
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The most comprehensive collection of perspectives on translation to date, this anthology features essays by some of the world's most skillful writers and translators, including Haruki Murakami, Alice Kaplan, Peter Cole, Eliot Weinberger, Forrest Gander, Clare Cavanagh, David Bellos, and José Manuel Prieto. Discussing the process and possibilities of their art, they cast translation as a fine balance between scholarly and creative expression. The volume provides students and professionals with much-needed guidance on technique and style, while affirming for all readers the cultural, political, and aesthetic relevance of translation. These essays focus on a diverse group of languages, including Japanese, Turkish, Arabic, and Hindi, as well as frequently encountered European languages, such as French, Spanish, Italian, German, Polish, and Russian. Contributors speak on craft, aesthetic choices, theoretical approaches, and the politics of global cultural exchange, touching on the concerns and challenges that currently affect translators working in an era of globalization. Responding to the growing popularity of translation programs, literature in translation, and the increasing need to cultivate versatile practitioners, this anthology serves as a definitive resource for those seeking a modern understanding of the craft.

The Routledge Course In Japanese Translation

Author: Yoko Hasegawa
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136640878
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The Routledge Course in Japanese Translation brings together for the first time material dedicated to the theory and practice of translation to and from Japanese. This one semester advanced course in Japanese translation is designed to raise awareness of the many considerations that must be taken into account when translating a text. As students progress through the course they will acquire various tools to deal with the common problems typically involved in the practice of translation. Particular attention is paid to the structural differences between Japanese and English and to cross-cultural dissimilarities in stylistics. Essential theory and information on the translation process are provided as well as abundant practical tasks. The Routledge Course in Japanese Translation is essential reading for all serious students of Japanese at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The Cambridge Companion To The Literature Of World War Ii

Author: Marina MacKay
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521887550
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An overview of writing about the war from a global perspective, aimed at students of modern literature.

Author: Yasunari Kawabata
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520241827
Size: 17,91 MB
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A new translation of the only work not currently available in English by a Nobel-Prize winning author and the best known Japanese writer outside of Japan.

Refashioning Pop Music In Asia

Author: Allen Chun
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135791511
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Examining the cultural, political, economic, technological and institutional aspects of popular music throughout Asia, this book is the first comprehensive analysis of Asian popular music and its cultural industries. Concentrating on the development of popular culture in its local socio-political context, the volume highlights how local appropriations of the pop music genre play an active rather than reactive role in manipulating global cultural and capital flows. Broad in geographical sweep and rich in contemporary examples, this work will appeal to those interested in Asian popular culture from a variety of perspectives including, political economy, anthropology, communication studies, media studies and ethnomusicology.

Reconciliation

Author: Naoya Shiga
Editor: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1838850465
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Reconciliation, published here for the first time in the English language, is an understated masterpiece of the Japanese ‘I novel’ tradition (a confessional literary form). Naoya Shiga’s novella is a quietly devastating reflection on all kinds of reconciliation: from his own familial reunion, to the universal need to reconcile ourselves to the inevitability of ageing, loss and death.

The Cambridge Companion To Modern Japanese Culture

Author: Yoshio Sugimoto
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107495466
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This Companion provides a comprehensive overview of the influences that have shaped modern-day Japan. Spanning one and a half centuries from the Meiji Restoration in 1868 to the beginning of the twenty-first century, this volume covers topics such as technology, food, nationalism and rise of anime and manga in the visual arts. The Cambridge Companion to Modern Japanese Culture traces the cultural transformation that took place over the course of the twentieth century, and paints a picture of a nation rich in cultural diversity. With contributions from some of the most prominent scholars in the field, The Cambridge Companion to Modern Japanese Culture is an authoritative introduction to this subject.

The Oxford Guide To Contemporary World Literature

Author: John Sturrock
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192833181
Size: 11,56 MB
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opinion, the Guide offers a discriminating - and sometimes controversial - view of a broad range of contemporary literatures.