Feb 19, 2013

1927 serialized novel by Nobelist Kawabata identified

A serialized story that appeared in a newspaper in the 1920s has been confirmed as an early novel by Nobel laureate Yasunari Kawabata (1899-1972). Takumi Ishikawa, a professor of modern Japanese literature at Rikkyo University in Tokyo, examined the serialized story, titled “Utsukushii!” (“Beautiful!”), ...

Epiphanies for characters, readers

Jan 19, 2013

Epiphanies for characters, readers

by Paul Mccarthy

WE, THE CHILDREN OF CATS, by Tomoyuki Hoshino, edited and translated by Brian Bergstrom with an additional translation by Lucy Fraser. PM Press, 2012, 266 pages, $20 (paperback) In a moving preface to the English translation, author Tomoyuki Hoshino speaks of his love for ...