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Rimer, J. Thomas

Works: 88 works in 451 publications in 1 language and 21,735 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Bibliography  Catalogs  Biography  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: PL782.E3, 895.61008
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Most widely held works about J. Thomas Rimer
Most widely held works by J. Thomas Rimer
A reader's guide to Japanese literature by J. Thomas Rimer( Book )

54 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Familiarly known as "Rimer's Guide" since its publication in 1988, A Reader's Guide to Japanese Literature by J. Thomas Rimer has now been expanded and updated, keeping it abreast of the latest developments in Japanese literature. The specific aim of the guide is to introduce newcomers to individual literary works in such a way that they can judge for themselves what suits their tastes." "Rimer's Guide begins in the eighth century and ends in the 1990s. Readers who read from beginning to end will gain a good overview of Japanese literature through their encounters with the individual books that comprise the guide. Those who wish to skip here and there, searching for the book meant especially for them, may do so with impunity. In either case, readers will come across a tremendous variety of literary styles and types: diaries, poetry, plays, essays, short stories, and novels. There are works of great subtlety, works that are boldly drawn, religious works, and secular works. There is something to suit every taste." "Newly added to the original edition's twenty classical and thirty modern works are several new chapters. "After Oe," which covers younger contemporary writers coming after the 1994 Nobel Prize winner Kenzaburo Oe, includes such writers as Haruki Murakami, Ryu Murakami, and Banana Yoshimoto. "Some New Translations" presents translations of both classic and postwar works and writers who were discussed in the first edition but who are now represented by additional translations. "Another Classical Master: Buson" is a short chapter devoted to a newly translated volume of poetry by the haiku master Buson. "More Modern Masters" cites recently published translations of postwar writers who were not represented in the first edition because translations of their works were not yet available. "The Art of the Essay" comments on the few examples of this important genre that now exist in English translation. The guide ends with a substantial list of further readings for those who would like to pursue their studies in greater depth."--Jacket
The Columbia anthology of modern Japanese literature by J. Thomas Rimer( Book )

41 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This comprehensive anthology collects works of fiction, poetry, drama, and essay-writing from a pivotal time in Japanese history. In addition to their literary achievements, the texts reflect the political, social, and intellectual changes that occurred in Japanese society during this period, including exposure to Western ideas and literature, the rise of nationalism, and the complex interaction of traditional and modern forces. The volume offers outstanding, often new translations of classic texts by such celebrated writers as Nagai Kafu, Shimazaki Toson, Natsume Soseki, Kawabata Yasunari, and Yosano Akiko. The editors have also unearthed works from lesser-known women writers, many of which have never been available in English. Organized chronologically and by genre within each period, the volume reveals the major influences in the development of modern Japanese literature: the Japanese classics themselves, the example of Chinese poetry, and the encounter with Western literature and culture. Modern Japanese writers reread the classics of Japanese literature, infused them with contemporary language, and refashioned them with an increased emphasis on psychological elements. They also reinterpreted older aesthetic concepts in light of twentieth-century mentalities. While modern ideas captured the imagination of some Japanese writers, the example of classical Chinese poetry remained important for others. Meiji writers continued to compose poetry in classical Chinese and adhere to a Confucian system of thought. Another factor in shaping modern Japanese literature was the example of foreign works, which offered new literary inspiration and opportunities for Japanese readers and writers."--Publisher's description
Modern Japanese fiction and its traditions : an introduction by J. Thomas Rimer( Book )

21 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Rimer's book seeks to explain the background, structural principles, and development of pre-modem and modern Japanese fiction in a way that is comprehensive, methodical, and accessible to the general reader." -- Publisher's description
The way of acting : the theatre writings of Tadashi Suzuki by Tadashi Suzuki( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A useful, provocative introduction to the influential director's philosophical and practical approaches to the stage
Toward a modern Japanese theatre: Kishida Kunio by J. Thomas Rimer( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mori Ōgai by J. Thomas Rimer( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Mori Ogai
Culture and identity : Japanese intellectuals during the interwar years by J. Thomas Rimer( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays represents the first attempt in this country to examine systematically the nature and development of modern Japanese self-consciousness as expressed through culture. The essays reveal eloquently the extent to which important aspects of Japanese intellectual life in the early twentieth century were inspired by European models of cultural criticism, ranging from Kant and Hegel to Nietzsche, Marx, Durkheim, and Bergson. Implicitly comparative, this collection raises the question whether ""late"" industrialization and related processes call forth cultural convergence)
Paris in Japan : the Japanese encounter with European painting by Shūji Takashina( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the country of eight islands : an anthology of Japanese poetry by Hiroaki Sato( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems from Japanese anthologies. Includes individual poets with textual and biographical notes
Legacies and ambiguities : postwar fiction and culture in West Germany and Japan by Ernestine Schlant( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art of the Japanese postcard : the Leonard A. Lauder Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston by Boston Museum of Fine Arts( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Essays by Kendall H. Brown, Leonard A. Lauder, Anne Nishimura Morse, and J. Thomas Rimer, with a note on printing techniques by Joan Wright." "From the late 19th to the early 20th century, Japan was a vital world center for postcard art. More than just casual mail pieces, these postcards were often designed by prominent artists and had a visual impact that belied their modest format. Remarkably beautiful examples of graphic design in their own right, they also recorded the shifting definitions of "East" and "West" at a time when such European currents as Art Nouveau began to show up in Japanese visual productions." "Art of the Japanese Postcard presents 300 full-color examples of these cards, culled from the vast Leonard A. Lauder Collection."--Jacket
Traditional Japanese arts and culture : an illustrated sourcebook( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compiled in this volume is original material on Japanese arts and culture from the prehistoric era to the Meiji Restoration (1867). These sources, including many translated here for the first time, are placed in their historical context and outfitted with brief commentaries, allowing the reader to make connections to larger concepts and values found in Japanese culture. This book contains material on the visual and literary arts, as well as primary texts on topics not easily classified in Western categories, such as the martial and culinary arts, the art of tea, and flower arranging. More than sixty color and black-and-white illustrations enrich the collection and provide further insights into Japanese artistic and cultural values. Also included are a bibliography of English-language and Japanese sources and an extensive list of suggested further readings
Since Meiji : perspectives on the Japanese visual arts, 1868-2000 by J. Thomas Rimer( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research outside Japan on the history and significance of the Japanese visual arts since the beginning of the Meiji period (1868) has been, with the exception of writings on modern and contemporary woodblock prints, a relatively unexplored area of inquiry. In recent years, however, the subject has begun to attract wide interest. As is evident from this volume, this period of roughly a century and a half produced an outpouring of art created in a bewildering number of genres and spanning a wide range of aims and accomplishments. Since Meiji is the first sustained effort in English to discuss in any depth a time when Japan, eager to join in the larger cultural developments in Europe and the U.S., went through a visual revolution. Indeed, this study of the visual arts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries suggests a fresh history of modern Japanese culture--one that until now has not been widely visible or thoroughly analyzed outside that country. In this extensive collection, which includes some 190 black-and-white and color reproductions, scholars from Japan, Europe, Australia, and America explore an impressive array of subjects: painting, sculpture, prints, fashion design, crafts, and gardens. The works discussed range from early Meiji attempts to create art that referenced Western styles to postwar and contemporary avant-garde experiments. There are, in addition, substantive investigations of the cultural and intellectual background that helped stimulate the creation of new and shifting art forms, including essays on the invention of a modern artistic vocabulary in the Japanese language and the history of art criticism in Japan, as well as an extensive account of the career and significance of perhaps the best-known Japanese figure concerned with the visual arts of his period, Okakura Tenshin (1862-1913), whose Book of Tea is still widely read today. Taken together, the essays in this volume allow readers to connect ideas and images, thus bringing to light larger trends in the Japanese visual arts that have made possible the vitality, range, and striking achievements created during this turbulent and lively period
Youth and other stories by Ōgai Mori( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Taoist : the life, art, and poetry of Kodōjin (1865-1944) by Stephen Addiss( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kiso Road : the life and times of Shimazaki Tōson by William E Naff( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Columbia anthology of modern Japanese drama by J Thomas( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This anthology is the first to survey the full range of modern Japanese drama and make available Japan's best and most representative twentieth- and early-twenty-first-century works in one volume. Divided into six chronological sections: The Age of Taisho Drama; The Tsukiji Tsukiji Little Theater and Its Aftermath; Wartime and Postwar Drama; The 1960s and Underground Theater; The 1980s and Beyond; Popular Theater, the collection opens with a comprehensive introduction to Meiji period drama and provides an informal yet complete history of twentieth-century Japanese theater for students, scholars, instructors, and dramatists. The collection features a mix of original and previously published translations of works, among them plays by such writers as Masamune Hakucho (The Couple Next Door), Enchi Fumiko (Restless Night in Late Spring), Abe Kobo (The Man Who Turned into a Stick), Morimoto Kaoru (A Woman's Life), Kara Juro (Two Women), Terayama Shuji (Poison Boy), Noda Hideki (Poems for Sale), and Mishima Yukio (The Sardine Seller's Net of Love). Leading translators include Donald Keene, J. Thomas Rimer, Mitsuyra Mori, M. Cody Poulton, John Gillespie, Mari Boyd, and Brian Powell. Each section features an introduction to the developments and character of the period, notes on the plays' productions, and photographs of their stage performances. The volume complements any course on modern Japanese literature and any study of modern drama in China, Korea, or other Asian or contemporary Western nation"--Provided by publisher
Collected writings of J. Thomas Rimer by J. Thomas Rimer( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widely acknowledged as the doyen of twentieth-century Japanese literature, fine art and the performing arts, as well as being renowned for his translations of Zeami and Mori Ogai . Collected Writings of J. Thomas Rimer brings together in whole or in part much of Rimer's prodigious output in these fields over the past forty years, including some of his milestone (fully illustrated) essays on Japanese Art, especially 'Tokyo in Paris/ Paris in Tokyo' (Japan Foundation, 1987). The volume is divided into seven themes: I. Writings on Noh, II. Writings on Japanese Poetry; III. Writings on Mori Ogai, IV. Japan's Modern Theatre, V. Japanese Literature, VI. Cultural Crossroads and VII. Art and Artistry. A further volume is planned to reflect Rimer's substantial contributions as translator and commentator within the fields of modern Japanese theatre and literature.; By way of introduction, Rimer offers the reader a fascinating tour on his forty-five year-association with Japan, beginning with his tour of military duty just after the Korean War: 'After the usual vicissitudes of basic training, ' he recalls, 'I found myself shipped off to Japan, a country about which I possessed no prior knowledge whatsoever
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The Columbia anthology of modern Japanese literature
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J. Thomas Rimer American Scholar

J. Thomas Rimer Amerikaans taalkundige

Rimer, J.T. 1933-

Rimer, J. Thomas.

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Rimer, John T. 1933-

Rimer, John Thomas, 1933-

Rimer, Thomas.

Rimer, Thomas 1933-

ライマー, J. トーマス

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ライマー, トマス J

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The Columbia anthology of modern Japanese literatureThe way of acting : the theatre writings of Tadashi SuzukiFrom the country of eight islands : an anthology of Japanese poetryLegacies and ambiguities : postwar fiction and culture in West Germany and JapanArt of the Japanese postcard : the Leonard A. Lauder Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, BostonTraditional Japanese arts and culture : an illustrated sourcebookOld Taoist : the life, art, and poetry of Kodōjin (1865-1944)The Kiso Road : the life and times of Shimazaki TōsonCollected writings of J. Thomas Rimer