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The Resource Japanese gothic tales, Izumi Kyōka ; translated by Charles Shirō Inouye

Japanese gothic tales, Izumi Kyōka ; translated by Charles Shirō Inouye

Label
Japanese gothic tales
Title
Japanese gothic tales
Statement of responsibility
Izumi Kyōka ; translated by Charles Shirō Inouye
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
Resisting the various forms of realism popular during the Meiji "enlightenment," Izumi Kyoka (1873-1939) was among the most popular writers who continued to work in the old-fashioned genres of fantasy, mystery, and romance. Gothic Tales makes available for the first time a collection of stories by this highly influential writer, whose decadent romanticism led him to envision an idiosyncratic world--a fictive purgatory --precious and bizarre though always genuine despite its melodramatic formality. The four stories presented here are among Kyoka's best-known works. They are drawn from four stages of the author's development, from the "conceptual novels" of 1895 to the fragmented romanticism of his mature work. In the way of introduction, Inouye presents a clear analysis of Kyoka's problematic stature as a "great gothic writer" and emphasizes the importance of Kyoka's work to the present reevaluation of literary history in general and modern Japanese literature in particular. The extensive notes that follow the translation serve as an intelligent guide for the reader, supplying details about each of the stories and how they fit into the pattern of mythic development that allowed Kyoka to deal with his fears in a way that sustained his life and, as Mishima Yukio put it, pushed the Japanese language to its highest potential
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digitized
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1873-1939
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Izumi, Kyōka
Dewey number
895.6/342
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PL809.Z9
LC item number
A25 1996eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Inouye, Charles Shirō
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Izumi, Kyōka
  • Izumi, Kyōka
  • FICTION
  • East Asian Languages & Literatures
  • Languages & Literatures
Label
Japanese gothic tales, Izumi Kyōka ; translated by Charles Shirō Inouye
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The surgery room -- The holy man of Mount Kōya -- One day in spring -- Osen and Sōkichi
Control code
45731022
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (202 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824863098
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.21313/9780824863098
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62t4nn
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45731022
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Japanese gothic tales, Izumi Kyōka ; translated by Charles Shirō Inouye
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The surgery room -- The holy man of Mount Kōya -- One day in spring -- Osen and Sōkichi
Control code
45731022
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (202 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824863098
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.21313/9780824863098
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62t4nn
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45731022
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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