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Seidensticker, Edward 1921-2007

Overview
Works: 181 works in 1,023 publications in 10 languages and 18,182 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Diaries  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Editor, tra, Other, Creator
Classifications: PL832.A9, 895.634
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Most widely held works about Edward Seidensticker
 
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Most widely held works by Edward Seidensticker
Japan by Edward Seidensticker( Book )

78 editions published between 1961 and 1973 in 10 languages and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and photographs present the land and people of modern Japan as affected by their past and outside forces
The old capital by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

56 editions published between 1956 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel tells the story of Chieko, the adopted daughter of a Kyoto kimono designer, Takichiro, and his wife, Shige. Since her youth, Chieko has been told that she was kidnapped as a baby by the couple in a moment of profound desire. When she is twenty, however, she learns that she was actually a foundling, abandoned by her real parents. Still, the love and affection Takichiro and Shige have given her satisfy her heart and she has no desire to seek out her biological parents--until she makes a startling discovery before the altar of Yasaka shrine. This work was specifically cited by the Nobel committee as one of the three novels for which the author was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968
The decay of the angel by Yukio Mishima( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yukio Mishima's The Decay of the Angel is the final novel in his masterful tetralogy, The Sea of Fertility. It is the last installment of Shigekuni Honda's pursuit of the successive reincarnations of his childhood friend Kiyoaki Matsugae. It is the late 1960s and Honda, now an aged and wealthy man, once more encounters a person he believes to be a reincarnation of his friend, Kiyoaki -- this time restored to life as a teenage orphan, Tōru. Adopting the boy as his heir, Honda quickly finds that Tōru is a force to be reckoned with. The final novel of this celebrated tetralogy weaves together the dominant themes of the previous three novels in the series: the decay of Japan's courtly tradition; the essence and value of Buddhist philosophy and aesthetics; and, underlying all, Mishima's apocalyptic vision of the modern era."--Publisher's description
The Makioka sisters by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

47 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Junichirō Tanizaki's magisterial evocation of a proud Osaka family in decline during the years immediately before World War II is arguably the greatest Japanese novel of the twentieth century and a classic of international literature. Tsuruko, the eldest sister of the once-wealthy Makioka family, clings obstinately to the prestige of her family name even as her husband prepares to move their household to Tokyo, where that name means nothing. Sachiko compromises valiantly to secure the future of her younger sisters. The shy, unmarried Yukiko is a hostage to her family's exacting standards, while the spirited Taeko rebels by flinging herself into scandalous romantic alliances and dreaming of studying fashion design in France. Filled with vignettes of a vanishing way of life, The Makioka Sisters is a poignant yet unsparing portrait of a family--and an entire society--sliding into the abyss of modernity. It possesses in abundance the keen social insight and unabashed sensuality that distinguish Tanizaki as a master novelist." -- Publisher's description
Low city, high city : Tokyo from Edo to the earthquake by Edward Seidensticker( Book )

37 editions published between 1973 and 1991 in English and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a cultural history of Toyko, tracing transformations and preservations and East-West collisions, from the Meiji Restoration of 1867 to the Earthquake of 1923
The master of go by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

24 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Go is a game of strategy in which two players attempt to surround each other's black or white stones. Simple in its fundamentals, infinitely complex in its execution, Go is an essential expression of the Japanese spirit. And in his fictional chronicle of a match played between a revered and heretofore invincible Master and a younger, more modern challenger, Yasunari Kawabata captured the moment in which the immutable traditions of imperial Japan met the onslaught of the twentieth century. The competition between the Master of Go and his opponent, Otaké, is waged over several months and layered in ceremony. But beneath the game's decorum lie tensions that consume not only the players themselves but their families and retainers--tensions that turn this particular contest into a duel that can only end in death." -- Publisher's description
The sound of the mountain by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

30 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By day Ogata Shingo, an elderly Tokyo businessman, is troubled by small failures of memory. At night he associates the distant rumble he hears from the nearby mountain with the sounds of death. In between are the complex relationships that were once the foundations of Shingo's life: his trying wife; his philandering son; and his beautiful daughter-in-law, who inspires in him both pity and the stirrings of desire. Out of this translucent web of attachments, Kawabata has crafted a novel that is a powerful, serenely observed meditation on the relentless march of time." -- Publisher's description
Kafū the Scribbler : the life and writings of Nagai Kafū, 1879-1959 by Edward Seidensticker( Book )

39 editions published between 1965 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tokyo rising : the city since the great earthquake by Edward Seidensticker( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gossamer years : the diary of a noblewoman of Heian Japan by Michitsuna no Haha( Book )

42 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in English and German and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This remarkably frank autobiographical diary and personal confession attempts to describe a difficult relationship as it reveals two tempestuous decades of the author's unhappy marriage and her growing indignation at rival wives and mistresses. Too impetuous to be satisfied as a subsidiary wife, this beautiful (and unnamed) noblewoman of the Heian dynasty protests the marriage system of her time in one of Japanese literature's earliest attempts to portray difficult elements of the predominant social hierarchy. A classic work of early Japanese prose, The Gossamer Years is an important example of the development of Heian literature, which, at its best, represents an extraordinary flowering of realistic expression, an attempt, unique for its age, to treat the human condition with frankness and honesty. A timeless and intimate glimpse into the culture of ancient Japan, this translation by Edward Seidensticker paints a revealing picture of married life in the Heian period." -- Publisher's description
The tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu( Book )

38 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tale of Genji is one of the world's earliest novels, written in the 11th century. The novel's plot centers on the romantic relationships of the noble hero Genji
The tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early eleventh century Murasaki Shikibu, a lady in the Heian court of Japan, wrote what many consider to be the world's first novel, more than three centuries before Chaucer. The Heian era (794-1185) is recognized as one of the very greatest periods in Japanese literature, and The Tale of Genji is not only the unquestioned prose masterpiece of that period but also the most lively and absorbing account we have of the intricate, exquisite, highly ordered court culture that made such a masterpiece possible. Genji is the favorite son of the emperor but also a man of dangerously passionate impulses. In his highly refined world, where every dalliance is an act of political consequence, his shifting alliances and secret love affairs create great turmoil and very nearly destroy him. Edward Seidensticker's translation of Lady Murasaki's splendid romance has been honored throughout the English-speaking world for its fluency, scholarly depth, and deep literary tact and sensitivity". --Book Jacket
Thousand cranes by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

34 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A luminous story of desire, regret, and the almost sensual nostalgia that binds the living to the dead
Modern Japanese stories, an anthology = [Gendai Nihon tanpenshū] by Ivan I Morris( Book )

22 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house of the sleeping beauties and other stories by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

26 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of his wife, a man learns of a secret establishment where men can spend an entire night in bed alongside a beautiful woman who never awakens. Distressed about the reason for their deep sleep, he decides to explore the mystery of the sleeping beauties
The tale of the Heike = Heike monogatari by Heike monogatari( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of the Heike was compiled from a collection of oral stories recited by traveling monks who chanted to the accompaniment of the biwa, an instrument reminiscent of the lute. The most widely read version of the Heike monogatari was compiled by a blind monk named Kakuichi in 1371. The Heike is considered one of the great classics of medieval Japanese literature. The central theme of the story is the Buddhist law of impermanence. The theme of impermanence (mujō) is captured in the famous opening passage, The fall of the powerful Taira - the samurai clan who defeated the imperial-backed Minamoto in 1161-symbolizes the theme of impermanence in the Heike. The Taira warrior family sowed the seeds of their own destruction with acts of arrogance and pride that led to their defeat in 1185 at the hands of the revitalized Minamoto. The story is episodic in nature and designed to be told in a series of nightly installments. It is primarily a samurai epic focusing on warrior culture - an ideology that ultimately laid the groundwork for bushido (the way of the warrior). The Heike also includes a number of love stories, which harkens back to earlier Heian literature." -- Amazon.com
Some prefer nettles by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

26 editions published between 1955 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaname's father-in-law plans to save Kaname's marriage by involving the couple in the classic traditions of Japan, especially the puppet theater
Lou-lan and other stories by Yasushi Inoue( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New leaves : studies and translations of Japanese literature in honor of Edward Seidensticker by Aileen Patricia Gatten( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tokyo from Edo to Showa 1867-1989 : the emergence of the world's greatest city by Edward Seidensticker( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV>Edward Seidensticker's Tokyo: From Edo to Showa , available here for the first time in a single volume, tells the story of Tokyo's transformation from the Shogun's capital in an isolated Japan to one of the most renowned modern cities in the world. With the same scholarship and style that won him admiration as one of the premier translators of Japanese literature, he offers the reader his own brilliant picture of a whole society suddenly emerging into the modern world. By turns elegiac and funny, reflective and crisp, Tokyo: From Edo to Showa is an important cultural history of Asia's greatest city.</DIV>
 
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The old capital
Alternative Names
Edward G. Seidensticker

Edward Seidensticker American japanologist

Edward Seidensticker Amerikaans vertaler (1921-2007)

Saidenstekkā, E. G.

Saidenstekkā, E. G 1921-2007

Saidenstekkā, E. G., 1921-2007

Saidensutekkā, Edowādo G. 1921-2007

Seidensticker, E. 1921-2007

Seidensticker, E.G.

Seidensticker, E.G. 1921-2007

Seidensticker, E. G. (Edward G.), 1921-2007

Seidensticker, E. G. (Edward George), 1921-2007

Seidensticker, Edward 1921-2007

Seidensticker, Edward G.

Seidensticker, Edward G. 1921-

Seidensticker Edward G. 1921-2007

Seidensticker, Edward George

Seidensticker Edward George 1921-2007

Seidensticker, Edward M. 1921-2007

사이덴스티커, 에드워드 1921-2007

エドワード・G・サイデンステッカー

サイデンスティッカー, エドワード G.

サイデンステッカー, E

サイデンステッカー, E. 1921-2007

サイデンステッカー, E. G

サイデンステッカー, E. G. 1921-2007

サイデンステッカー, エドワード

サイデンステッカー, エドワード 1921-2007

サイデンステッカー, エドワード・G

サイデンステッカー, エドワード・G. 1921-2007

Languages
English (553)

Japanese (16)

French (12)

Spanish (12)

German (5)

Danish (3)

Swedish (3)

Finnish (2)

Dutch (2)

Italian (1)

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The decay of the angelThe Makioka sistersLow city, high city : Tokyo from Edo to the earthquakeThe master of goThe sound of the mountainTokyo rising : the city since the great earthquakeThe gossamer years : the diary of a noblewoman of Heian JapanThe tale of Genji