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The Kiso Road: The Life and Times of Shimazaki Toson

William E. Naff and J. Thomas Rimer

Abstract

The author of this book, a scholar of Japanese literature widely known and highly regarded for his translations of the writings of Shimazaki Tōson (1872–1943), spent the last years of his life writing a full-length biography of Tōson. Virtually completed at the time of his death, this book provides a rich and colorful account of this canonic novelist who, along with Natsume Sōseki and Mori Ōgai, formed the triumvirate of writers regarded as giants in Japan during the Meiji period, all three of whom helped establish the parameters of modern Japanese literature. This biography places Tōson in th ... More

Keywords: biography, Japan, Japanese literature, Shimazaki Tōson, Meiji period, Japanese artists, France, South America, cultural history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780824832186
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824832186.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William E. Naff, author

J. Thomas Rimer, editor
University of Pittsburgh