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Holman, J. Martin

Overview
Works: 8 works in 46 publications in 2 languages and 2,522 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Novels  History  Short stories, Japanese 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Other
Classifications: PL832.A9, 895.6344
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by J. Martin Holman
The old capital by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

12 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 941 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 dancing girl of Izu, and other stories by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-three stories by a Japanese writer. The subjects include beggars, Buddhist priests and love dramas. The story, Diary of My Sixteenth Year, is on the friendship of a boy and his grandfather
The book of masks : stories by Sun-wŏn Hwang( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house of twilight by Hŭng-gil Yun( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seven works of short fiction that form this potent English-language debut by a South Korean introduce a people dislocated physically, politically and psychologically by civil war. The child narrator of "The Rainy Spell'' understands little of Communism or revolution, but receives a painful education in loyalty, betrayal, love and grief as political differences within his family culminate in the death of a relative
Shadows of a sound : stories by Sun-wŏn Hwang( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palm-of-the-hand stories by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of short stories written over the entire span of Kawabata's career. These stories, he felt, represented the essence of his art and reflect his abiding interest in the miniature, the wisp of plot reduced to the essential. --Adapted from publisher description
Shadows of a sound : stories by Sun-wŏn Hwang( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dancing girl of Izu and other stories by Yasunari Kawabata( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Twenty-three pieces by Japan's first Nobel laureate, all but one written before 1930. "The Dancing Girl of Izu," first published in 1925, appears here in an unabridged translation that conveys a youth's attraction to a young female entertainer. Eighteen selections are brief "palm-of-the-hand" stories. 1998
 
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The dancing girl of Izu, and other stories
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The dancing girl of Izu, and other storiesThe book of masks : storiesThe house of twilightShadows of a sound : storiesPalm-of-the-hand storiesShadows of a sound : stories
Alternative Names

controlled identityHolman, Martin

Holman, Martin.

Holman Martin 1957-....

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