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Seidensticker, Edward 1921-2007

Works: 202 works in 1,139 publications in 10 languages and 21,254 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Short stories  Biography  Novels  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romances  Juvenile works  Romance fiction  Parables 
Roles: Translator, Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Contributor, Other, tra, 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
The tale of Genji; a novel in six parts by Murasaki Shikibu( Book )

77 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 2,039 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
Japan by Edward Seidensticker( Book )

80 editions published between 1961 and 1996 in 10 languages and held by 1,719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and photographs present the land and people of modern Japan as affected by their past and outside forces
Snow country ; and, Thousand cranes : the Nobel Prize edition of two novels by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

62 editions published between 1956 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents English translations of two short novels by the 1968 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Snow Mountain is a nuanced love story involving a discouraged urbanite (Shimamura) and a rural geisha (Komako). Shimamura is tired of the bustling city. He takes the train through the snow to the mountains of the west coast of Japan, to meet with a geisha he believes he loves. Beautiful and innocent, Komako is tightly bound by the rules of a rural geisha, and lives a life of servitude and seclusion that is alien to Shimamura, and their love offers no freedom to either of them. Thousand Cranes is another love story. This melancholy tale uses the classical tea ceremony as a background for the story of a young man's relationships to two women, his father's former mistress and her daughter
The decay of the angel by Yukio Mishima( Book )

17 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in English and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the last years of his life, Honda adopts an orphaned boy and teaches him about Japanese society and tradition
The Makioka sisters by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

54 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four daughters of an old merchant family unknowingly face the end of a gentler way of life in Osaka, Japan in 1938
Low city, high city : Tokyo from Edo to the earthquake by Edward Seidensticker( Book )

36 editions published between 1973 and 1991 in English and held by 1,263 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 )

26 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Records the struggles of the Master as he attempts to defend his title and ideals while playing a young challenger in the Japanese game of go
The sound of the mountain by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

36 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in English and German and held by 1,094 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."--Résumé de l'éditeur
The house of the sleeping beauties, and other stories by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

29 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in English and held by 1,027 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
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 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some prefer nettles by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

29 editions published between 1955 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of Japanese life, showing the old and the new ways
Tokyo rising : the city since the great earthquake by Edward Seidensticker( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 867 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 2002 in English and German and held by 830 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
Thousand cranes by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

37 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A luminous story of desire, regret, and the almost sensual nostalgia that binds the living to the dead
The Izu dancer, and other stories by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 1993 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four stories from two of Japan's most beloved and acclaimed fiction writers. The Izu Dancer was the story that first introduced Kawabata's prodigious talent to the West. This story was originally published in The Atlantic Monthly, in 1958. Stories by Inoue include, "The Counterfeiter," "Obasute," and "The Full Moon." Inoue's stories are at least partially autobiographical, and Inoue's attitudes toward human destiny and fatalism are strongly influenced by his separation from his parents at an early age--yet all of his stories reveal his great compassion for his fellow human being
Modern Japanese stories, an anthology = [Gendai Nihon tanpenshū] by Ivan Morris( Book )

23 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of the Heike = Heike monogatari by Heike monogatari( Book )

4 editions published between 1975 and 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."
Lou-lan and other stories by Yasushi Inoue( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six stories in quest of the hidden treasures of Asia's past from Japanese historical fiction writer, Yasushi Inoue
Japanese music and drama in the Meiji era by Toyotaka Komiya( Book )

7 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 180 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

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The tale of Genji; a novel in six parts
Snow country ; and, Thousand cranes : the Nobel Prize edition of two novelsThe decay of the angelThe Makioka sistersLow city, high city : Tokyo from Edo to the earthquakeThe master of goThe sound of the mountainThe house of the sleeping beauties, and other storiesSome prefer nettles
Alternative Names
Edward G. Seidensticker

Edward G. Seidensticker traducător american

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-

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

ادوارد سیدنزیککر

사이덴스티커, 에드워드 1921-2007


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

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