Vibrant literature inspired by the cultural and political upheaval of postwar Japan.
J. Thomas Rimer is emeritus professor of East Asian languages and literatures at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of several works, including Traditions in Modern Japanese Fiction: An Introduction and A Reader's Guide to Japanese Literature, and is the editor, with Van C. Gessel, of the first volume of The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature: From Restoration to Occupation, 1868-1945. Van C. Gessel is professor of Japanese literature at Brigham Young University. He is the author of Three Modern Novelists: Soseki, Tanizaki, Kawabata and coeditor of The Showa Anthology: Modern Japanese Short Stories.
"Columbia University's monumental collection... best bridges the gulf between the literary expert and the common reader." -- Japan Times "The most comprehensive overview of modern Japanese literature available in translation." -- Terry Hong, Bloomsbury Review "Those studying Asian literature in translation will be grateful for this next volume in the fine Columbia set...Highly recommended." -- Choice