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Title
Short stories
Type
Text
Subject
Miyazawa, Kenji, 1896-1933--Translations into English.
Short stories, Japanese--Translations into English.
Japan--Fiction.
FICTION / Short Stories (single author).
FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology.
FICTION / Fantasy / Short Stories.
Genre Form
fiction
Selections
Language
English
English
original (jpn)
English
Geographic Coverage
Japan
Classification
LCC: PL833.I95 A213 2018 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 895.63/44 full (Assigner: dlc)
FIC029000 (Source: bisacsh)
FIC010000 (Source: bisacsh)
FIC009040 (Source: bisacsh)
Identified By
Lccn: 2018019071
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Note
Includes translation
Summary
"A collection of classic, fantastical tales from Northern Japan that are equal parts whimsical and sophisticated, perfect for readers of all ages. Kenji Miyazawa is one of modern Japan's most beloved writers, a great poet and a strange and marvelous spinner of tales, whose sly, humorous, enchanting, and enigmatic stories bear a certain resemblance to those of his contemporary Robert Walser. John Bester's selection and expert translation of Miyazawa's short fiction reflects its full range from the joyful, innocent "Wildcat and the Acorns," to the cautionary tale "The Restaurant of Many Orders," to "The Earthgod and the Fox," which starts out whimsically before taking a tragic turn. Miyazawa also had a deep connection to Japanese folklore and an intense love of the natural world. In "The Wild Pear," what seem to be two slight nature sketches succeed in encapsulating some of the cruelty and compensations of life itself"-- Provided by publisher.
"Kenji Miyazawa is one of modern Japan's most beloved writers, a great poet and a strange and marvelous spinner of tales, whose sly, humorous, enchanting, and enigmatic stories bear a certain resemblance to those of his contemporary Robert Walser. John Bester's selection and expert translation of Miyazawa's short fiction reflects its full range from the joyful, innocent "Wildcat and the Acorns," to the cautionary tale "The Restaurant of Many Orders," to "The Earthgod and the Fox," which starts out whimsically before taking a tragic turn. Miyazawa also had a deep connection to Japanese folklore and an intense love of the natural world. In "The Wild Pear," what seem to be two slight nature sketches succeed in encapsulating some of the cruelty and compensations of life itself"-- Provided by publisher.
Authorized Access Point
Miyazawa, Kenji, 1896-1933, Short stories. Selections. English
Authorized Access Point Variant
Bester, John, 1927-2010, Short stories. Selections. English