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Rimer, J. Thomas

Works: 120 works in 583 publications in 2 languages and 26,955 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Drama  Literature  Essays  Fiction  Poetry  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Commentator, Creator
Classifications: PL717, 895.609
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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( )

27 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and held by 2,226 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
Toward a modern Japanese theatre: Kishida Kunio by J. Thomas Rimer( )

21 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,001 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 1,790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 1,691 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
Old Taoist : the life, art, and poetry of Kodōjin (1865-1944) by Stephen Addiss( )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,520 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 drama by J. Thomas Rimer( )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 1,361 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 Kiso Road : the life and times of Shimazaki Tōson by William E Naff( )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William E. Naff spent the last years of his life writing a full-length biography of Shimazaki Toson. This title provides an account of this canonic novelist who, along with Natsume Soseki and Mori Ogai, formed the triumvirate of writers regarded as giants in Meijim, Japan
A reader's guide to Japanese literature by J. Thomas Rimer( Book )

54 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afraid to make your first foray into the magical and majestical world of Japanese literature? Then here is a perfect introduction for you. Within this slim volume numerous wonderful recommendations abound, although there is one small oversight -- "Musashi" by Eiji Yoshikawa isn't mentioned. Ah well. Also look into, "The Pleasures of Japanese Literature," by Donald Keene. And for lovers of poetry, I cannot say enough wonderful things about, "The Ink Dark Moon," translated by Jane Hirshfield, and "Modern Japanese Tanka" by Makoto Ueda
The Columbia anthology of modern Japanese literature( )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,227 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( )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 1,170 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 Columbia anthology of modern Japanese literature by J. Thomas Rimer( Book )

31 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,166 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
On the art of the nō drama : the major treatises of Zeami by Zeami( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2020 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This annotated translation is the first systematic rendering into any Western language of the nine major treatises on the art of the Japanese No theater by Zeami Motokivo (1363-1443). Zeami, who transformed the No from a country entertainment into a vehicle for profound theatrical and philosophical experience, was a brilliant actor himself, and his treatises touch on every aspect of the theater of his time. His theories, mixing philosophical and practical insights, often seem strikingly contemporary. Since their discovery early in this century. these secret treatises have been considered among the most valuable and representative documents in the history of Japanese aesthetics. They discuss subjects from the art of the playwright to the reciprocal nature of the relationship between performer and audience
The way of acting : the theatre writings of Tadashi Suzuki by Tadashi Suzuki( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 765 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
Mori Ōgai by J. Thomas Rimer( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical biography of Mori Ōgai, a Japanese Army Surgeon general officer, translator, novelist, poet
Pilgrimages : aspects of Japanese literature and culture by J. Thomas Rimer( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 674 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 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not a song like any other : an anthology of writings by Mori Ogai by Ōgai Mori( )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Rimer, Hiroaki Sato, William J. Tyler
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

Traditional Japanese arts and culture : an illustrated sourcebook by J. Thomas Rimer( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 472 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
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The Columbia anthology of modern Japanese literature
The Kiso Road : the life and times of Shimazaki TōsonA reader's guide to Japanese literatureThe Columbia anthology of modern Japanese literatureThe Columbia anthology of modern Japanese literatureOn the art of the nō drama : the major treatises of ZeamiThe way of acting : the theatre writings of Tadashi SuzukiNot a song like any other : an anthology of writings by Mori OgaiTraditional Japanese arts and culture : an illustrated sourcebook
Alternative Names
J. Thomas Rimer American Scholar

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Rimer, J.T. 1933-

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Rimer, Thomas J. 1933-

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