Mirror, Gems, and Veil: The Life and Writings of Takahashi Takako (1932-2013)

Author: Mori, Maryellen
Year:2018
Pages:708
ISBN:1-4955-0644-4
978-1-4955-0644-4
Price:379.95
Dr. Mori is a noted scholar and translator of Japanese literature. Her book-list introduction to Takahashi's oeuvre in relation to her life provides astute analyses of Takahashi's major works and positions her in the modern Japanese literary world. The carefully crafted translation of three of Takahashi's major works lets us sample the literary excellence of this female writer.

Reviews

“Dr. Mori’s book-length introduction to Takahashi’s oeuvre in relation to her life provides astute analyses of Takahashi’s major works and positions her in the modern Japanese literary world. Her carefully crafted translations of three of Takahashi’s major works let us sample the literary excellence of this woman writer.”
Dr. Janet A. Walker, Rutgers,
the State University of New Jersey


"This manuscript represents an immense contribution to the study of Japanese literature in the United States. The translated stories will be appealing to upper-level college students and graduate students of world literature. Professor Mori's introduction provides valuable comments on the translated texts as well as the presentation of the Takahashi Takako's career that will contextualize the texts."
Dr. Martha Noel Evans,
Mary Baldwin College


Table of Contents

Foreword

Section One: Mirror, Gems, and Veil: Takahashi Takako's Literary Magic (Introduction)

Notes

Persons Referenced

Works Cited

Section Two: Three Tales by Takahashi Takako

The Old City
Endless Encounters
Haze

Section Three: Author and Critic Converse

Takahashi Takako and Akiyama Shun in Dialogue

Notes

Index