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Modern Japanese literature in Western translations

Yukio Fujino

Modern Japanese literature in Western translations

a bibliography

by Yukio Fujino

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Published by International House of Japan Library in Tokyo .
Written in English


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Statement(compiled by Yukio Fujino).
The Physical Object
Pagination4, 190p.
Number of Pages190
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21745122M

Most recently, manga (comic books) have been introduced and are becoming very trendy in Japan. It is the hope that manga is positively affecting modern literature by encouraging younger people to read. Importance of Translation. After the second world-war Japanese to English translations have grown steadily in both quality and volume. Japanese literature, literary works produced in the language of the islands of Japan. See also Asian drama. Earliest Writings Although Japanese and Chinese are different languages, the Japanese borrowed and adapted Chinese ideographs early in the 8th cent. in .

Traditional Japanese Literature features a rich array of works dating from the very beginnings of the Japanese written language through the evolution of Japan's noted aristocratic court and warrior cultures. It contains stunning new translations of such canonical texts as The Tales of the Heike as well as works and genres previously ignored by scholars and unknown to general : $ Essays and criticism on Modern Japanese Literature - Western Influences. poetry published in Japanese translation in Churchyard" proved to be the most influential item in the book.

If you love reading Western novels written in the 20th century, you might get an affinity for modern Japanese literature. If you want to read a love story, The Tale of Genji (源氏物語) could. Reviews “The Uses of Literature in Modern Japan is a worthy contribution to scholarship on the book as media. It draws on media theory and the work of many scholars writing in English and Japanese and extends their work into new arenas [An] engaging work that will impact continued research on the book and literature as media .


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Modern Japanese literature in western translations. Tokyo, International House of Japan Library, (OCoLC) Online version: Kokusai Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo, Japan).

Toshoshitsu. Modern Japanese literature in western translations. Tokyo, International House of Japan Library, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors.

Japanese literature - Japanese literature - Modern literature: Even after the arrival of Commodore Matthew C. Perry’s U.S. Navy fleet in and the gradual opening of the country to the West and its influence, there was at first little noticeable effect on Japanese literature.

The long closure of the country and the general sameness of Tokugawa society for decades at a time seemed to have. Sugita Genpaku (–) was a Japanese scholar known for his translation of Kaitai Shinsho (New Book of Anatomy) from the Dutch-language anatomy book Ontleedkundige Tafelen.

As a full-blown translation from a Western language, it was the first of its kind in Japan. 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 authors discussed range from Natsume Sôseki to Murakami Haruki, and the subjects that are dealt Modern Japanese literature in Western translations book include the flourishing of literary forms in response to the Ansei 5/5(1).

In the forward, the book’s editor, Ivan Morris, who translated some of the stories, provides a brief Japanese history from the Meiji Era, when the Western form of literature. The fourth book in a multivolume history of modern Japanese literature by one of the world's most accomplished translators and scholars of Japanese culture and literature, this volume offers unparalleled insight into Japanese poetry, drama, and criticism.

University Professor Emeritus of Japanese, Columbia University. Despite the great difficulties arising from such idiosyncrasies of style, Japanese literature of all periods is exceptionally appealing to modern readers, whether read in the original or in translation.

Because it is prevailingly. Traditional Japanese Literature features a rich array of works dating from the very beginnings of the Japanese written language through the evolution of Japan's noted aristocratic court and warrior cultures.

It contains stunning new translations of such canonical texts as The Tales of the Heike as well as works and genres previously ignored by scholars and unknown to general readers. Seidensticker can sound too cut-and-dried, while Washburn errs on the side of wordiness.

Indeed, Tanizaki stated that he was inspired by Waley’s translation to write his own modern Japanese. stars Reading these excerpts is worth spending my time since it's like reading an overview of modern Japanese literature from onwards by 15+1 translators.

Only two are quite familiar to me, that is, Donald Keene and Edward Seidensticker. As for the rest, it is my first time to enjoy reading their fine translations.4/5(21). Modern Japanese Literature in Translation: a Bibliography. Compiled by the International House of Japan Library. Kōdansha International, Call# Z L5 K66East Asia Library Reference.

Literature Prior to For premodern Japanese literature, consult this list of translations from classical Japanese up to compiled by Michael. Traditional Japanese Literature features a rich array of works dating from the very beginnings of the Japanese written language through the evolution of Japan's noted aristocratic court and warrior cultures.

It contains stunning new translations of such canonical texts as The Tales of the Heike as well as works and genres previously ignored by scholars and unknown to general s: A good book can overcome many barriers in its quest to find an audience, but the Pacific Ocean apparently isn’t one of them.

This is the case for Japanese literature, which defies differences in language, culture, and politics to attain readership throughout Asia, but has yet to find a foothold in.

This bibliography provides an overview for finding when Western literature was translated into Japanese during the Meiji Period. Many of the sources listed include reprints of the work or provide the information necessary for finding copies of the works using traditional bibliography sources, such as the National Diet Library.

These are my reading recommendations for contemporary Japanese fiction in translation. I chose these books for the beauty and depth of their writing, the quality of their translation, and their thematic relevance to broader social and historical currents. The River Ki, by Sawako Ariyoshi The Square Persimmon, by Takashi Atōda Supermarket, by Satoshi Azuchi Twinkle.

(*3) ^ Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit, “Pretranslation in Modern Japanese Literature and What It Tells Us About 'World Literature,’” in Translation and Translation Studies in the Japanese. Google's free service instantly translates words, phrases, and web pages between English and over other languages.

Provided by the Japan Foundation, the Database of Japanese Literature in Translation covers works ranging from premodern to contemporary, and translations from throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.

It aims to have current information on translations of Japanese literature into a range of languages, and is not limited to English translations. As translations became more common, Japanese literature of the postwar period found an international audience. The psychological insights offered by modern Japanese authors gave Western audiences a glimpse into the complexities of Japanese society.

Japanese literature: Western Influence Enter your search terms: Tsubouchi Shoyo (–) had a profound effect on the modern Japanese novel with his critical study Shosetsu - shinzui [the essence of the novel] (), in which he urged the use of colloquial speech rather than the rarefied literary language used by previous writers.

Translations Literature Translations into English: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Keene, Donald. Modern Japanese literature. New York: Grove Press, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Donald Keene.

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The book is recognised as a masterpiece of world literature and a great place to start if you’re interested in getting into the greatest Japanese novels. The Tale of Genji depicts the culture of the Japanese imperial court and the rich complexity of human .