Kisaku Seno

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Jul 18, 2008

1920s proletarian novel strikes chord with young underemployed

A book released nearly 80 years ago and considered a representative piece of proletarian literature is apparently striking a chord with young part-time workers amid growing income disparities and poverty in Japan. “Kanikosen” (“Crab-Canning Boat”) by Takiji Kobayashi (1903-1933) debuted in 1929. Kobayashi was ...