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McKinney, Meredith 1950-

Works: 37 works in 124 publications in 1 language and 3,324 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Case studies  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Comic books, strips, etc  Literature 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Commentator, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PL812.A8, 895.635
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Most widely held works about Meredith McKinney
Most widely held works by Meredith McKinney
Kokoro by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No collection of Japanese literature is complete without Kokoro, the last novel Natsume Soseki complete before his death in 1916. Published here in the first new translation in more than fifty years, Kokoro--meaning "heart"--Is the story of a subtle and poignant friendship between two unnamed characters, a young man and an enigmatic elder whom he calls "Sensei". Haunted by tragic secrets that have cast a long shadow over his life, Sensei slowly opens up to his young disciple, confessing indiscretions from his own student days that have left him reeling with guilt, and revealing, in the seemingly unbridgeable chasm between his moral anguish and his student's struggle to understand it, the profound cultural shift from one generation to the next that characterized Japan in the early twentieth century"--Page 4 of cover
White-haired melody by Yoshikichi Furui( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Furui Yoshikichi's work has long dealt with the human dramas of growing up and growing old, but by probing further into the recesses of the mind and memory, he also touches upon the deepest mysteries of human existence. As if to balance the somber themes of madness and death, Furui shows a great sensitivity to the dark humor inherent in everyday life. White-haired melody is no exception; it is the record of the daily experiences of a man approaching old age. It delves into the essential but hidden nature of his daily life, employing prose that is relentless in its re-creation of detail. This novel is a meditative exploration of the strange borderland around the inner experience of aging and approaching death. Yet, rather than follow a conventional plot, the novel develops by means of an intricate weaving together through time of key experiences of the narrator and his friends to build a compelling portrait of human experience. Those familiar with Furui's writings will find here a fascinating new development of earlier themes. White-haired melody, a work by one of Japan's finest contemporary novelists writing at the height of his power, is not to be missed."--Jacket
Death by Choice by Masahiko Shimada( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Death by Choice," or perhaps more literally "Self-Death Penalty" concerns seven days of a thirty-five-year-old young man who has committed to killing himself, and all the intensification of sensory detail, choice-making, and wrapping up of personal history that ensues. beginning with an porn-star and her pale-faced junior friend and eventually involving Yoshio Kita's past love, an idol past her peak, a hitman, and various other death-profiteers, DBC presents a tautly written, madcap, Japan-centric story that reflects on the nature of contemporary Japanese society and reveals a cynical, knowing stance on life. written by a member of the same artistic circle as Ryu Murakami, author of Audition, DBC is perhaps most closest to that book in feel, if different in topic matter. if you are a huge Ryu Murakami fan, you might very well consider this book as equal to the third or fourth best book in the RM ouevre, and its sort of decadent, media-knowing perspective will be familiar to that end of Japan fanatics. if Shimada had the opportunity to go pure-play surreal and/or 'post-modern,' he provides instead a knowing overview of the entertainment industry and the causes and motivations of many anomie-filled, worldweary Tokyo-ites. fantastically tight prose, striking incident, and a rogue's gallery of human failings. Source:
The pillow book by Sei Shōnagon( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From short tales to lists of beautiful and ugly things, Sei Shonagon tells of a leisurely life in the court of tenth century Heian Japan. She can be lyrical, she can show her claws, but she is always fascinating
A thousand strands of black hair by Seiko Tanabe( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring in detail the life and work of one of Japan's most famous and most controversial woman writers, this book examines and re-imagines the turbulent and intertwined lives of Akiko Yosano (1878-1942) and Tekkan Yosano (1873-1935), two poets who sparked a revolution in the world of Japanese tanka (short-verse classical poetry)
The three cornered world by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Natsume Soseki's Kusamakura follows its nameless young artist-narrator on a meandering walking tour of the mountains. At the inn at a hot spring resort, he has a series of mysterious encounters with Nami, the lovely young daughter of the establishment. Nami, or 'beauty, ' is the center of this elegant novel, the still point around which the artist moves and the enigmatic subject of Soseki's word painting. In the author's words, Kusamakura is 'a haiku-style novel, that lives through beauty.' Written at a time when Japan was opening its doors to the rest of the world, Kusamakura turns inward, to the pristine mountain idyll and the taciturn lyricism of its courtship scenes, enshrining the essence of old Japan in a work of enchanting literary nostalgia."--Book cover
The Kingdom of the Wind by Hiroyuki Itsuki( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalist Takashi Hayami meets Ai Katsuragi, a member of a religious organization, Tenmu Jinshinko, which meets secretly at the tomb of the Emperor Nintoku. The group adheres to the nomadic way of life of its ancestors, which lacked family registers and fixed abodes, and flouts civic duties such as paying taxes, serving in the armed forces and compulsory education. Even when the government tries to crack down on a segment of the populace, they continue to discipline themselves in the way of living as ambulatory people. They rely on the company Ikarino to fund the various political, social and cultural activities they promote that protect their unique lifestyle
Farewell, my orange by Kei Iwaki( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Australia, an immigrant from Nigeria and an immigrant from Japan meet in an English class and form a friendship that sustains them through tragedy
The tale of Saigyō = Saigyō monogatari by Meredith McKinney( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in idleness and Hōjōki( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ravine and other stories by Yoshikichi Furui( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The equal heart and mind : letters between Judith Wright and Jack McKinney by Judith Wright( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An intimate portrait of poet Judith Wright and philosopher Jack McKinney"--Title page verso
With love & fury : selected letters of Judith Wright by Judith Wright( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This wide range of letters reminds us of Judith Wright's deep engagement with life, her love of the world (and of friends), and the fine fury that led her to battle so courageously on the world's behalf
The flame-tree by Judith Wright( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cup of sake beneath the cherry trees by Kenkō Yoshida( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birds : poems by Judith Wright( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems are complemented by full-colour illustrations drawn from the National Librarys Pictures Collection, featuring the work of artists such as John Lewin, Lionel Lindsay, Lilian Medland, William T. Cooper and Betty Temple Watts
Essays in idleness( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating and sustaining arts-based school reform : the A+ schools program by George W Noblit( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive, longitudinal analysis of arts in education initiatives, based on the A+ School Program, discusses the political, fiscal, and curricular implications inherent in taking the arts seriously and offers a model for implementation and evaluation that can be widely adapted in other schools and school districts
Penguin Classics Introduction to The Pillow Book by Sei Shonagon by Meredith McKinney( )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pillow Book: Translated with Notes by Meredith McKinney (Penguin Classics) by Sei, b. ca. 967 Shonagon( )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The pillow bookThe three cornered worldThe tale of Saigyō = Saigyō monogatariRavine and other storiesThe equal heart and mind : letters between Judith Wright and Jack McKinneyWith love & fury : selected letters of Judith WrightBirds : poemsCreating and sustaining arts-based school reform : the A+ schools program
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McKinney, Meredith Anne.

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