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This is the first of a multivolume history of modern Japanese literature. Volume one is devoted to the study of fiction, and contains complete studies of all the important Japanese writers since the Meiji restoration in 1868, both those widely read in the West and other lesser known writers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231114356
ISBN-10: 0231114354
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 154mm x 60mm)
Pages: 1329
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 21-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Donald Keene

Hailed by Anatole Broyard in the New York Times Book Review as "the century's leading expert on Japanese literature, as well as its most indefatigable translator," Donald Keene is Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature and University Professor Emeritus at Columbia University. He is the author of the multivolume history of Japanese literature Dawn to the West and translator of numerous books, including Four Major Plays of Chikamatsu, Chushingura (The Treasury of Loyal Retainers): A Puppet Play, and Three Plays by Kobo Abe, all published by Columbia.

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