The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories

The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories, Edited by Theodore W. Goossen, 496 pages, Nov 2002, ISBN-10: 0192803727, ISBN-13: 978-0192803726

The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories includes many new, specially commissioned translations, and is the only anthology to span the whole of Japan’s modern era. Beginning with the late nineteenth-century writings which first assimilated and reworked Western literary traditions, and coming right up to the younger generation dealing with the pitfalls and paradoxes of modern life, this anthology offers a stimulating survey of the development of the Japanese short story,

Beginning with the first works to affect Western literary tradition, through the flourishing of the genre in the Taisho era, to the writers working under literary censorship, and the current writings reflecting modern life’s paradoxes, this anthology offers a survey of the Japanese short story.

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