Kafu the Scribbler

Kafu the Scribbler A hybrid of critical biography and translation of Nagai Kafu s work

  • Title: Kafu the Scribbler
  • Author: Edward G. Seidensticker
  • ISBN: 9780804702676
  • Page: 180
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A hybrid of critical biography and translation of Nagai Kafu s work.

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    1. Biography and translated fiction of Nagai Kafu Every English-speaker with the remotest interest in Japanese literature has at least a few books translated by Edward Seidensticker (1921 – 2007) in their library. One could make the case that his supple translations made it possible for Kawabata Yasunari to be awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. Along with Kawabata, Mishima, Tanizaki, and Murasaki, Seidensticker also translated lesser known Japanese authors such as Nagai Kafu, who has been pro [...]

    2. Kafu is a little know writer of novellas about the Edo period in Tokyo, particularly near the red light district along the Sumida River (now bulldozed and filled in and nothing but a memory). Seidensticker, who translated a ton of Japanese texts into English and wrote other books about Japan and Japanese culture, explores the interesting life of this recluse who shunned attention but who left us some of the most piquant and vivid, if melancholy, accounts of this period of Japanese history before [...]

    3. Wondrous collection of short stories---much better in Japanese especially "The Peony Garden" and "Sumida Gawa"

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