Natsume Sōseki ( Feb 9, 1867–Dec 9, 1916), born Natsume Kinnosuke, widely considered the foremost Japanese novelist of the Meiji period (1868–1912). He is best known for his novels Kokoro, Botchan, I Am a Cat and his unfinished work Light and Darkness. From 1984--2004, his portrait appeared on the front of the Japanese 1000 yen note. In Japan, he is often considered the greatest writer in modern Japanese history.He has had a profound effect on almost all important Japanese writers since.
The Doctor's Wife (Japan's Women Writers)
In Praise Of Shadows by Junichiro Tanizaki ~-~ In Praise of Shadows is an essay on aesthetics by one of my favourite Japanese writers, it was originally published in 1933, with the English translation coming out in 1977. This is a tiny book of less than fifty pages, containing a foreword and an afterword, making the essay itself only forty-two pages long, which means it can be read in one sitting, although that would be defeating the point of it, this should be savoured, this book should be…
To Live and to Write: Selections by Japanese Women Writers, 1913-1938 (Women in Translation): Yukiko Tanaka, Hiroko M. Malatesta, Elizabeth ...
Jiro Osaragi (author) and 15 cats
Beauty In Disarray: Harumi Setouchi, Sanford Goldstein, Kazuji Ninomiya
Japanese novelist Junichiro Tanizaki (1886 - 1965)