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Lou-Lan and Other Stories (Japan's Modern Writers) (English and Japanese Edition) epub

by James T. Araki,Edward Seidensticker,Yasushi Inoue


Lou-Lan and Other Stories (Japan's Modern Writers) (English and Japanese Edition) epub

ISBN: 0870114727

ISBN13: 978-0870114724

Author: James T. Araki,Edward Seidensticker,Yasushi Inoue

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies

Language: English Japanese

Publisher: Kodansha USA Inc; New edition edition (November 1, 1994)

Pages: 160 pages

ePUB book: 1675 kb

FB2 book: 1320 kb

Rating: 4.8

Votes: 408

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Series: Japan's Modern Writers. Paperback: 160 pages Yasushi Inoue has been awarded the Cultural Award by the Japanese government, a testament to the high regard his countrymen have for him. My copy is part o. .

Series: Japan's Modern Writers. Paperback: 160 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0870114724. Yasushi Inoue has been awarded the Cultural Award by the Japanese government, a testament to the high regard his countrymen have for him. My copy is part of the UNESCO Collection of Representive Works: Japanese Series. Now I’m curious about what other books and countries are part of this UNESCO project.

Donald Richie, Japan Times . A true historical imagination is exceedingly rare. - Robert Payne, Asia. An unmitigated pleasure. Inoue is a modern master. Text: English, Japanese (translation).

Lou-Lan and Other Stories (Japan's Modern Writers). 0870114727 (ISBN13: 9780870114724). Inoue is famous for his serious historical fiction of ancient Japan and the Asian continent, including Wind and Waves, Tun-huang, and Confucius, but his work also included l novels and short fiction of great humor, pathos, and wisdom like Shirobamba and Asunaro Mo Yasushi Inoue (井上靖) was a Japanese writer whose range of genres included poetry, essays, short fiction

Seidensticker wrote widely on Japan, its people, as well as the city of Tokyo. Note: Translated by James T. Araki and Edward G. Seidensticker.

Seidensticker wrote widely on Japan, its people, as well as the city of Tokyo. His first major non-translation work, "Kafu the Scribbler: The Life and Writings of Nagai Kafu, 1879–1959" (Stanford University Press, 1965), was a biography of Kafu Nagai, the Japanese writer who is noted for his sensitive depictions of the denizens of Tokyo's pleasure quarters. House of the Sleeping Beauties and Other Stories (Tokyo and Palo Alto, California: Kodansha International Lt. 1969).

Yasushi Inoue (Author), James T. Araki (Translator) . First published in Japan in 1963, the work is an outgrowth of an acclaimed contemporary Japanese novelist's interest in the era of Jenghis Khanfrom which resulted an earlier "novelistic biography," The Blue Wolf. Unlike other historical novels by Inoue, the story does not unfold along a gap existing in historical knowledge via actions of fictitious characters, but through actions of well-known historical figures: primarily the kings and chief ministers of Korea forced into dealing with the demands forced upon them by an exhorable force, of the all-powerful Mongol Empire and its leader, Kublai Khan.

by Yasushi Inoue (井上靖). There's no description for this book yet. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove Lou-Lan and Other Stories (Japan's Modern Writers) from your list? Lou-Lan and Other Stories (Japan's Modern Writers). by Yasushi Inoue (井上靖). Published November 1994 by Kodansha America Written in English.

This Japanese literature collection contains four translated stories from two of Japan's most beloved and acclaimed .

This Japanese literature collection contains four translated stories from two of Japan's most beloved and acclaimed fiction writers. The Izu Dancer, Yasunari Kawabata's first work to bring him recognition as a writer, is a novella about six Izu Peninsula travelers. As the six travelers journey together, intimacy develops and friendship overcomes class differences. Inoue's stories are at least partially autobiographical, and Inoue's attitudes toward human destiny and fatalism are strongly influenced by his separation from his parents at an early age-yet all of his stories reveal his great compassion for his fellow human being. Biographies Classics.

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Lou-Lan and Other Stories. Leading translator of Japanese literature, Edward Seidensticker, dies in Tokyo," International Herald Tribune (Asia Pacific).

He also translated The Decay of the Angel, the last volume of Yukio Mishima's Sea of Fertility tetralogy, and several of Mishima's stories. Seidensticker translated Jun'ichirō Tanizaki's The Makioka Sisters and Some Prefer Nettles and authored important criticism on Tanizaki's place in 20th-century Japanese literature. 1956; revision 1989).

Seidensticker received the National Book Award for Translation in 1971 for his translation of.From Seidenstricker and others, Richie learned alternative ways of thinking.

Seidensticker received the National Book Award for Translation in 1971 for his translation of Kawabata's "The Sound of the Mountain". He also translated "The Decay of the Angel", the last volume of Yukio Mishima's Sea of Fertility tetralogy, and several of Mishima's stories. In an 2004 interview, Richie explained::"It didn’t occur to me that there were things beside linear, rational, Socratic thought.

Six stories in quest of the hidden treasures of Asia's past from Japanese historical fiction writer, Yasushi Inoue.
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This collection of six stories begins with a chronical about the ancient Chinese city-state of Lou-lan, haplessly positioned between the imperial Han and the marauding Hsiung –nu nomads. The inhabitants struggle vainly to ally themselves with the winning side as the two larger entities battle for dominance over generations. They go so far as to abandon their territory entirely to seek shelter with the Han armies, only to find themselves abandoned when the imperial troops are recalled to face a threat of rebellion in the Han captital. An attempt is made to regain the homeland, which has attained an almost mythical status after several generations, but by this time the city has been over-run by the desert, with only a few tombs waiting to be found.

The tone of this first story is cool and aloof, with no heroes and few protagonists who are even given names, yet the story evokes a whole sad history of cultural loss and belief. From this high level, the remaining stories become progressively more personal and intimate, while still speaking to major issues of belief, tradition, and the cost of maintaining cultural norms.

Yasushi Inoue has been awarded the Cultural Award by the Japanese government, a testament to the high regard his countrymen have for him. My copy is part of the UNESCO Collection of Representive Works: Japanese Series. Now I’m curious about what other books and countries are part of this UNESCO project.
This is my favorite book of short stories of all time. The dark side of time-honored Japanese virtues are masterly dealt with. The vertigo that often underpins serenity and the futile attempt to hide human vulnerability behind blind devotion to work or religion have never received -- and I suspect will never again receive -- such superior literary treatment. Yasuchi Inoue is the greatest of Japanese writers, more than Kawabata, more than Oe, more than Mushima. Don't miss it.