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Rimer, J. Thomas

Works: 110 works in 518 publications in 2 languages and 23,538 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Drama  Exhibition catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings  Literature  Essays  Fiction  Poetry  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Commentator, Creator, Contributor
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Most widely held works about J. Thomas Rimer
Most widely held works by J. Thomas Rimer
Modern Japanese fiction and its traditions : an introduction by J. Thomas Rimer( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and held by 1,812 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
Old Taoist : the life, art, and poetry of Kodōjin (1865-1944) by Stephen Addiss( )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the literary and artistic milieu of early modern Japan the Chinese and Japanese arts flourished side by side. Kodojin, the "Old Taoist" (1865-1944), was the last of these great poet-painters in Japan. Portraying this last representative of a tradition of gentle and refined artistry in the midst of a society that valued economic growth and national achievement, this beautifully illustrated book includes a wide selection of his finest poems, paintings, and calligraphy
The Columbia anthology of modern Japanese literature by J. Thomas Rimer( Book )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,594 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
Toward a modern Japanese theatre: Kishida Kunio by J. Thomas Rimer( )

20 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long accustomed to writing in the tradition of the flamboyant kabuki, Japanese dramatists had a more difficult struggle in modernizing their art than did writers of fiction and poetry. The work of Kishida Kunio, however, established and matured modern Japanese drama, modeled on the western psychological drama of Ibsen and Chekhov. J. Thomas Rimer traces the initial modernization efforts undertaken by the first generation of Japanese playwrights of the shingeki, or "New Theatre.'" His study then concentrates on the work of Kishida Kunio, the most important figure in the Japanese theatre of the 1930s and 1940s. Kishida, who studied with the well-known French director Jacques Copeau in 1921, returned to Japan with the goal of establishing a modern drama of psychological dimensions for the Japanese theatre. His work demonstrated his talent as a playwright and laid the foundation for later modern Japanese playwrights. Originally published in 1974. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Youth and other stories by Ōgai Mori( )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since Meiji : perspectives on the Japanese visual arts, 1868-2000 by J. Thomas Rimer( )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 1,275 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
A reader's guide to Japanese literature by J. Thomas Rimer( Book )

45 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 1,248 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 drama by J. Thomas Rimer( )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 999 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 Taishō 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 Hakuchō (The Couple Next Door), Enchi Fumiko (Restless Night in Late Spring), Abe Kōbō (The Man Who Turned into a Stick), Morimoto Kaoru (A Woman's Life), Kara Jūrō (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 nations."--Provided by publisher
The Columbia anthology of modern Japanese literature( )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection offers a concise yet remarkably rich introduction to the fiction, poetry, drama, and essays that reflect Japan's modern encounter with the West. Spanning a period of exceptional invention and transition, this volume is not only a critical companion to courses on Japanese literary and intellectual development but also an essential reference for scholarship on Japanese history, culture, and interactions with the East and West
Culture and identity : Japanese intellectuals during the interwar years by J. Thomas Rimer( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 861 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)
The way of acting : the theatre writings of Tadashi Suzuki by Tadashi Suzuki( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Tadashi Suzuki has long been considered one of the world's foremost contemporary theatre artists, until now his writings have been unavailable in English. This landmark collection provides a useful, provocative introduction to Suzuki's philosophical as well as practical approaches to the stage, offering Western audiences long overdue insight into Suzuki's singular artistry
The Kiso Road : the life and times of Shimazaki Tōson by William E Naff( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William E. Naff, the scholar of Japanese literature widely known for his translations of the writings of Shimazaki Toson (1872-1943), spent the last years of his life writing a full-length biography of Toson. The Kiso Road provides an account of this novelist who, along with Natsume Soseki and Mori Ogai, formed the triumvirate of writers regarded as giants in Meji Japan, all three of whom helped establish the parameters of modern Japanese literature. Professor Naff's biography places Toson in the context of his times and discusses every aspect of his career and personal life, as well as introducing a number of untranslated works
Mori Ōgai by J. Thomas Rimer( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Mori Ogai
Pilgrimages : aspects of Japanese literature and culture by J. Thomas Rimer( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to Japanese poetry by J. Thomas Rimer( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the art of the nō drama : the major treatises of Zeami by Zeami( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris in Japan : the Japanese encounter with European painting by Shūji Takashina( Book )

13 editions published in 1987 in English and Norwegian and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legacies and ambiguities : postwar fiction and culture in West Germany and Japan by Ernestine Schlant( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 438 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 )

15 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 420 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."--BOOK JACKET
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The Columbia anthology of modern Japanese literature
The Columbia anthology of modern Japanese literatureA reader's guide to Japanese literatureThe Columbia anthology of modern Japanese literatureThe way of acting : the theatre writings of Tadashi SuzukiOn the art of the nō drama : the major treatises of ZeamiLegacies 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, Boston
Alternative Names
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

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