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Seidensticker, Edward 1921-2007

Works: 274 works in 1,296 publications in 10 languages and 22,438 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Novels  Romances  History  Parables  Short stories  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance fiction  Autobiographies 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, tra, win
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 )

86 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 2,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Genji, the favorite son of the emperor during the Heian court of Japan, (794-1185), whose shifting alliances and secret love affairs create great turmoil and very nearly destroy him
Snow country ; and, Thousand cranes : the Nobel Prize edition of two novels by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

67 editions published between 1956 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the brushstroke suggestiveness and astonishing grasp of motive that won him the Nobel Prize for Literature, Yasunari Kawabata tells a story of wasted love set amid the desolate beauty of western Japan, the snowiest region on earth. It is there, at an isolated mountain hotspring, that the wealthy sophisticate Shimamura meets the geisha Komako, who gives herself to him without regrets, knowing that their passion cannot last. Shimamura is a dilettante of the feelings; Komako has staked her life on them. Their affair can have only one outcome. Yet, in chronicling its doomed course, one of Japan's greatest modern writers creates a novel dense in implication and exalting in its sadness
Japan by Edward Seidensticker( Book )

84 editions published between 1961 and 1996 in 10 languages and held by 1,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and photographs present the land and people of modern Japan as affected by their past and outside forces
The decay of the angel by Yukio Mishima( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 1,331 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 )

64 editions published between 1957 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,303 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 )

43 editions published between 1973 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,256 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 )

29 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in English and held by 1,108 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 )

15 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kawabata's novel is a portrait of the anxieties and desires of Ogata Shingo, an elderly man who lives with his family in a suburb of Tokyo. It is Shingo who hears the "sound of the mountain, " the faint rumble in the hills that is a muffled hint of unknown occurrances, and a forboding of death. His emotions are also muffled, indistinct, subtle, yet disturbingly powerful. While the events of the novel are real and immediate, they are touched and unified throughout by an almost dreamlike symbolism--From publisher description
The house of the sleeping beauties, and other stories by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

30 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the three surreal, erotically charged tales in this collection, Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata examines the boundaries between fantasy and reality in the minds of three lonely men. These stories are piercing evocations of sexuality and human psychology-- and works of remarkable subtlety and beauty--that showcase one of the twentieth century's great writers at his very best."--Back cover
Kafū the Scribbler : the life and writings of Nagai Kafū, 1879-1959 by Edward Seidensticker( Book )

43 editions published between 1965 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thousand cranes by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

42 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man is involved briefly with the two mistresses of his dead father and with the daughter of one of them. In these limited relationships, the limitless human capacity for inertia and illusion is suggested and the infinite strange combinations of human joy and suffering
Some prefer nettles by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

32 editions published between 1955 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 929 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 )

17 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

35 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 824 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
Modern Japanese stories : an anthology = [Gendai Nihon tanpenshū] by Ivan Morris( Book )

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

The Izu dancer, and other stories by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1993 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Izu dancer: Yasunari Kawabata's first work to bring him recognition as a writer, is a novella about six Izu Peninsula travellers. As the six travellers journey together, intimacy develops and friendship overcomes class differences. Capturing the shy eroticism of adolescence, The Izu Dancer is a charming picture of the times. Yasushi Inoue's 'The Counterfeiter', although set in modern times, poses universal questions that transcend culture and era. 'Obasute' and 'The Full Moon' both explore themes of separation, loneliness, and isolation. Through the gloomy tales, Inoue's compassion shines, revealing yet another aspect of an author known for his vivid precision and economy of words."-Book cover
The tale of the Heike = Heike monogatari by Monogatari Heike( Book )

4 editions published between 1975 and 1986 in English and held by 250 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."
Tokyo from Edo to Showa 1867-1989 : the emergence of the world's greatest city by Edward Seidensticker( )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Lou-lan and other stories by Yasushi Inoue( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in English and held by 187 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 177 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 storiesThousand cranes
Alternative Names
Edward G. Seidensticker

Edward G. Seidensticker traducător american

Edward Seidensticker Amerikaans vertaler (1921-2007)

Edward Seidensticker traductor estauxunidense (1921–2007)

Saidenstekkā, E. G.

Saidenstekkā, E. G 1921-2007

Saidenstekkā, E. G.

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.

Seidensticker, Edward M. 1921-2007

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사이덴스티커, E. 1921-2007

사이덴스티커, 에드워드 1921-2007

세이덴스티커, 에드워드 1921-2007


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サイデンステッカー, E

サイデンステッカー, E. G

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・G

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