From 1945 to the present

edited by J. Thomas Rimer and Van C. Gessel ; with additional selections by Amy Vladeck Heinrich and Hiroaki Sato, poetry editors

In Volume 2 of Columbia's comprehensive anthology of modern Japanese literature, thoughtfully selected and carefully translated readings portray the vast changes that have transformed Japanese culture since the end of the Pacific War. Beginning with the Allied Occupation in 1945 and concluding with the early twenty-first century, these stories, poems, plays, and essays reflect Japan's heady transition from poverty to prosperity, its struggle with conflicting ideologies and political beliefs, and the growing influence of popular culture on the country's artistic and intellectual traditions. Organized chronologically and by genre within each period, readings include fiction by Hayashi Fumiko and Oe Kenzaburo; poems by Ayukawa Nobuo, Katsura Nobuko, and Saito Fumi; plays by Mishima Yukio and Shimizu Kunio; and a number of essays, among them Eto Jun on Natsume Soseki and his brilliant novel Kokoro ( The Heart of Things), and Kawabata Yasunari on the shape of his literary career and the enduring influence of classical Japanese literature. Some authors train a keen eye on the contemporary world, while others address the historical past and its relationship to modern culture. Some adopt an even broader scope and turn to European models for inspiration, while others look inward, exploring psychological and sexual terrain in new, often daring ways. Spanning almost six decades, this anthology provides a thorough introduction to a profound period of creative activity.

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書名 From 1945 to the present
著作者等 Gessel, Van C
Heinrich, Amy Vladeck
Rimer, J. Thomas
佐藤 紘彰
シリーズ名 Modern Asian literature series
出版元 Columbia University Press
刊行年月 c2007
ページ数 xvi, 841 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 9780231138048
NCID BA8166868X
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言語 英語
原文言語 日本語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国