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The Resource Once and forever, Kenji Miyazawa ; translated by John Bester

Once and forever, Kenji Miyazawa ; translated by John Bester

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Once and forever
Title
Once and forever
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Kenji Miyazawa ; translated by John Bester
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  • eng
  • h j
  • eng
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"--
  • "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"--
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"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."--
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10734334
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DLC
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1896-1933
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Miyazawa, Kenji
Dewey number
895.63/44
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1927- 2010
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Bester, John
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True
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
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  • Miyazawa, Kenji
  • Short stories, Japanese
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Label
Once and forever, Kenji Miyazawa ; translated by John Bester
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Publication
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Stories first published in Japanese, translated into a new original, never before published collection
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Earthgod and the Fox -- General Son Ba-yu -- Ozbel and the Elephant -- The First Deer Dance -- The Bears of Nametoko -- Wildcat and the Acorns -- Gorsch the Cellist -- Tokkobe Torako -- A Stem of Lilies -- The Restaurant of Many Orders -- The Man of the Hills -- The Police Chief -- The Spider, the Slug, and the Raccoon -- The Red Blanket -- The Dahlias and the Crane -- The Thirty Frogs -- The Ungrateful Rat -- Night of the Festival -- The Fire Stone -- March by Moonlight -- Kenju's Wood -- The Wild Pear -- Down in the Wood
Control code
000062280750
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 273 pages
Isbn
9781681372617
Isbn Type
(epub)
Lccn
2018019071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Once and forever, Kenji Miyazawa ; translated by John Bester
Publication
Note
Stories first published in Japanese, translated into a new original, never before published collection
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Earthgod and the Fox -- General Son Ba-yu -- Ozbel and the Elephant -- The First Deer Dance -- The Bears of Nametoko -- Wildcat and the Acorns -- Gorsch the Cellist -- Tokkobe Torako -- A Stem of Lilies -- The Restaurant of Many Orders -- The Man of the Hills -- The Police Chief -- The Spider, the Slug, and the Raccoon -- The Red Blanket -- The Dahlias and the Crane -- The Thirty Frogs -- The Ungrateful Rat -- Night of the Festival -- The Fire Stone -- March by Moonlight -- Kenju's Wood -- The Wild Pear -- Down in the Wood
Control code
000062280750
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 273 pages
Isbn
9781681372617
Isbn Type
(epub)
Lccn
2018019071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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