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The Resource The glass slipper and other stories, Shotaro Yasuoka ; translation by Royall Tyler

The glass slipper and other stories, Shotaro Yasuoka ; translation by Royall Tyler

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The glass slipper and other stories
Title
The glass slipper and other stories
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Shotaro Yasuoka ; translation by Royall Tyler
Title variation
Glass slipper & other stories
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  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Review
Yasuoka’s venal, youthful first-person narrators grasp at beauty and romance amid a changing Japan in these nine stories, all published in Japan in the early 1950s. In the opening tale, “The Wandering Minstrel,” a dreamy worker in a knitwear company unaccountably finds himself gaining the verse-loving boss’s favor by composing the company song, but soon finds himself enlisted as a suitor for the boss’s bovine niece. The title story records a night watchman’s fervent, sorrowful feelings for a naïve young girl whose strange, playful ways move him—and torment him, too. Similarly, a young romantic and his effete cronies move to downtown Tokyo in search of the lost shogunate era of Edo, only to find vulgarity and disillusionment. In “The Sword Dance,” an invalid son observes his father’s return from the military as a changed man, without self-confidence and ambition, prompting a troubling reversal of their roles. Tyler’s translation captures Yasuoka’s effortless style, registering dark but delightful impressions of youth. (June) --Staff (Reviewed March 24, 2008) (Publishers Weekly, vol 255, issue 12, p52)
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273170
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1920-2013
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Yasuoka, Shōtarō
Dewey number
895.6/35
Index
no index present
Language note
Translation of "Garasu no kutsu" and eight other works selected by the Japanese Literature Publishing Project (JLPP)
LC call number
PL865.A7
Literary form
fiction
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Tyler, Royall
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True
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Yasuoka, Shōtarō
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The glass slipper and other stories, Shotaro Yasuoka ; translation by Royall Tyler
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Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
146 pages
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9781564785046
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2007045756
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9781564785046
Label
The glass slipper and other stories, Shotaro Yasuoka ; translation by Royall Tyler
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
146 pages
Isbn
9781564785046
Lccn
2007045756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other control number
9781564785046

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