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Hibbett, Howard

Works: 127 works in 501 publications in 4 languages and 7,417 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Novels  Screenplays  Literature  Short stories  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  War fiction  Black humor 
Roles: Author, Translator, Honoree, Author of introduction, Editor, în, win
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Howard Hibbett
Contemporary Japanese Literature : an Anthology of Fiction, Film, and Other Writing Since 1945 by Howard Hibbett( Book )

47 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contemporary Japanese Literature brings together works in translation from nearly two dozen major postwar Japanese writers-including Mishima, Tanizaki, Abe, Kawabata, and Kanai-in a literary gathering that is unmatched in its breadth. The stories, poetry, a play-even scripts from film directors Kurosawa and Ozu-cut through genre and issue to capture the feel of post-1945 Japanese culture: a bold, unsettling modernism thrust upon a traditional society."--publisher website
The floating world in Japanese fiction by Howard Hibbett( Book )

54 editions published between 1959 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criticism of the tales of the Ukiyo, or floating world, with selections reflecting manners, morals, and arts of the Genroku era, 1680-1740. Illustrated with the familiar ukiyo-e woodcuts
Rashomon : and other stories by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa( Book )

4 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For contents, see Author Catalog
Seven Japanese tales by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

33 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these seven stories, the author of The Makioka Sisters explores the territory where love becomes self-annihilation, where the contemplation of beauty gives way to fetishism, and where tradition becomes an instrument of refined cruelty
An Edo anthology : literature from Japan's mega-city, 1750-1850 by Shinji Nobuhiro( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the eighteenth century, Edo (today’s Tokyo) became the world’s largest city, quickly surpassing London and Paris. Its rapidly expanding population and flourishing economy encouraged the development of a thriving popular culture. Innovative and ambitious young authors and artists soon began to look beyond the established categories of poetry, drama, and prose, banding together to invent completely new literary forms that focused on the fun and charm of Edo. Their writings were sometimes witty, wild, and bawdy, and other times sensitive, wise, and polished. Now some of these high spirited works, celebrating the rapid changes, extraordinary events, and scandalous news of the day, have been collected in an accessible volume highlighting the city life of Edo. Edo’s urban consumers demanded visual presentations and performances in all genres. Novelties such as books with text and art on the same page were highly sought after, as were kabuki plays and the polychrome prints that often shared the same themes, characters, and even jokes. Popular interest in sex and entertainment focused attention on the theatre district and “pleasure quarters,” which became the chief backdrops for the literature and arts of the period. Gesaku, or “playful writing,” invented in the mid-eighteenth century, satirized the government and samurai behavior while parodying the classics. These entertaining new styles bred genres that appealed to the masses. Among the bestsellers were lengthy serialized heroic epics, revenge dramas, ghost and monster stories, romantic melodramas, and comedies that featured common folk. An Edo Anthology offers distinctive and engaging examples of this broad range of genres and media. It includes both well-known masterpieces and unusual examples from the city’s counterculture, some popular with intellectuals, others with wider appeal. Some of the translations presented here are the first available in English and many are based on first editions. In bringing together these important and expertly translated Edo texts in a single volume, this collection will be warmly welcomed by students and interested readers of Japanese literature and popular culture
The key by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

38 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Key tells the story of a middle-aged professor with an obsessive fear of losing his sexual vigor, who frenziedly tries to arouse Ikuko, his wife of 30 years, by resorting to various stimulants and finally to jealousy and voyeurism. They record their separate reactions in diaries--whose interweaving recounts the steady pathological decline of their diseased physical rapport."--Back cover
Modern Japanese : a basic reader by Howard Hibbett( Book )

19 editions published between 1965 and 1974 in English and Japanese and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Japanese : a basic reader by Howard Hibbett( Book )

35 editions published between 1965 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chrysanthemum and the fish : Japanese humor since the age of the Shoguns by Howard Hibbett( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diary of a mad old man by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

25 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een bejaarde Japanner verliest zich in een machteloze verliefdheid op zijn schoondochter
Quicksand by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sonoko Kakiuchi is a cultured Osaka lady, unfortunately widowed young. But her story is unsettlingly at odds with her image. It is a tale of infatuation and deceit, of deliberate evil. Its theme is humiliation, its victim Sonoko's mild-mannered husband. At is centre-- seductive, manipulating, enslaving-- is one of Tanizaki's most extraordinary characters, the beautiful and corrupt art student, Mitsuko."--Publisher description
Beauty and sadness by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

22 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Returning to Kyoto, where temple bells announce the New Year, a grave and penitent Oki is drawn to a haunting obsession from his past. Gently lyrical, yet fierce with the stark intensity of passion, Kawabata's last novel tells the story of the lasting consequences of a brief love affair."--Back cover
A portrait of Shunkin / Shunkin shō / Tanizaki Jun'ichiro ; yakusha Hawādo S. Hebitto by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in Japanese and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The floating world in Japanese fiction by Howard Hibbett( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harp of Burma by Michio Takeyama( Book )

22 editions published between 1966 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the prestigious Mainichi Shuppan Bunkasho prize, and the subject of an acclaimed film by Ichikawa Kon, Harp of Burma is the story of a company of Japanese soldiers who are losing a desperate campaign against British forces in the jungles of Burma during World War II. In the midst of overwhelming challenges they discover the power of music to make even the toughest situations tolerable, and though they face inevitable defeat, singing the songs of their homeland revives their will to live
Edo no warai( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in Japanese and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chun qin chao by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

8 editions published between 1965 and 2000 in Japanese and English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English title: My music teacher
Warai to sōzō( Book )

in Japanese and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haikai on love : a hundred-verse linked sequence by Tantan Matsuki( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tips for travelers : advice for wayfarerers from late Edo travel literature by Nankei Tachibana( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Rashomon : and other stories
The floating world in Japanese fictionRashomon : and other storiesSeven Japanese talesThe keyThe chrysanthemum and the fish : Japanese humor since the age of the ShogunsDiary of a mad old manQuicksandBeauty and sadness
Alternative Names
Hawādo Hibetto 1920-

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Hibbett, Howard 1920-

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Hibbett, Howard S. Jr

Hibbett, Howard Scott.

Hibbett, Howard Scott 1920-

Hibetto, Hawādo 1920-

Hibetto, Hawādo S.

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Howard Hibbett Prof. f. Japan. Literatur

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