Studies in Modern Japanese Literature

Essays and Translations in Honor of Edwin McClellan
Volume 20
Dennis Washburn and Alan Tansman, Editors
Together with the translations of short stories, fables, and a critical essay, these contributions provide an overview of modern Japanese literary history.

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In Studies in Modern Japanese Literature, twenty-two students honor their mentor, Edwin McClellan, with essays and translations focusing on literature from the late nineteenth through the late twentieth centuries. The authors discussed range from Natsume Sôseki to Murakami Haruki, and the subjects that are dealt with include the flourishing of literary forms in response to the Ansei earthquake, the impact of Western styles on Japanese literature, and modern poetry. Together with the translations of short stories, fables, and a critical essay, these contributions provide an overview of modern Japanese literary history.
 
Contributors include: Paul Anderer, Carole Cavanaugh, Robert Lyons Danly, Eto Jun, Susanna Fessler, Elaine Gerbert, Ken K. Ito, Kyoko Kurita, Phyllis I. Lyons, Andrew Markus, Minae Mizumura, James R. Morita, Christopher Michael Rich, Jay Rubin, William F. Sibley, Stephen Snyder, Tomi Suzuki, Alan Tansman, Richard Torrance, John Whittier Treat, Dennis Washburn, and Angela Yiu.
 
Dennis Washburn is Jane and Raphael Bernstein Professor in Asian Studies and Chair of the Comparative Literature Program at Dartmouth University. 
Alan Tansman is Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Berkeley. 

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  • 448pp.
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  • 1997
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