東京物語:文学的逍遥(英訳)<br>Tokyo Stories : A Literary Stroll (Voices from Asia)

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東京物語:文学的逍遥(英訳)
Tokyo Stories : A Literary Stroll (Voices from Asia)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 267 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780520217881
  • DDC分類 895.6301083252135

基本説明

東京を舞台にした18の短編(芥川、林芙美子、三島由紀夫など)を収録。池田みち子、稲葉真弓は初英訳。
Translated from the Japanese, Compiled, and with an Introduction by Lawrence Rogers.

Full Description


This anthology of translated short stories by Japanese writers captures the city of Tokyo through most of the twentieth 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. The eighteen stories, varying from literary sketches to popular fiction, picture everyday life in different parts of the city - in its nightclubs, department stores, bars, homes, and working-class neighborhoods. For the tourist, armchair traveler, or long-time resident, this book is a literary excursion into Tokyo illuminated by the evocative, and often ironic, words of its writers. These expertly translated stories range from reflections on deaths in his family by Akutagawa Ryunosuke, the venerated master of the short story, written just before his own suicide; to a story of an all-too-brief affair in the old part of Tokyo by Hayashi Fumiko; and, to an unsettling tale of high politics and possible blackmail by the ever-popular Mishima Yukio. This volume also introduces the work of Ikeda Michiko and Inaba Mayumi, who have never been translated into English before.Lawrence Rogers's introduction leads us on an intimate meditative stroll through the city's various districts - from the marble and mahogany of the business district to the skid row of San'ya - describing each in delightful vignettes. As an introduction to Tokyo and to the literary imaginations it has inspired, this engaging book will reveal something new about the nature of Japan's capital to all who wander through its pages.

Table of Contents

Preface                                            ix
Map of Tokyo xii
Introduction xv
Lawrence Rogers
CENTRAL TOKYO
Mire 3 (11)
Kajii Motojiro
Terrifying Tokyo 14 (5)
Yumeno Kyusaku
The Image 19 (13)
Takeda Rintaro
Fountains in the Rain 32 (10)
Mishima Yukio
Meeting Again 42 (4)
Mukoda Kuniko
Jacob's Tokyo Ladder 46 (15)
Hino Keizo
SHITAMACHI
The Death Register 61 (8)
Akutagawa Ryunosuke
Kid Ume, the Silver Cat 69 (10)
Kawabata Yasunari
The First Day of the Fair 79 (22)
Takeda Rintaro
Elegy 101(21)
Sata Ineko
The Old Part of Town 122(18)
Hayashi Fumiko
Fireworks 140(13)
Mishima Yukio
Azuma Bridge 153(12)
Nagai Kafu
An Unclaimed Body 165(38)
Ikeda Michiko
WEST OF THE PALACE
From Behind the Study Door 203(10)
Natsume Soseki
Firefly Tavern 213(12)
Saegusa Kazuko
Sparrows 225(18)
Irokawa Takehiro
THE SOUTH END
Morning Comes Twice a Day 243(20)
Inaba Mayumi
Glossary 263(2)
Suggested Reading 265(2)
Acknowledgments of Permissions 267