Contemporary Japanese Literature: An Anthology Of Fiction, by Howard Hibbett

By Howard Hibbett

Modern jap Literature: An Anthology Of Fiction, movie, And different Writing given that 1945 is a suite of a few of the best written works in Japan, providing English translations of reports via approximately dozen authors. chosen by means of editor and Harvard professor emeritus of eastern literature Howard Hibbett, modern eastern Literature is the precise smorgasbord to event post-World struggle II jap writings. modern eastern Literature is very advised for faculty library cabinets and private literature collections.

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Fearful of losing track of Reiko among all these other sounds, Hisao sat hugging his knees and listening for her, as if anxiously imagining what was happening to someone far away. T h e n he began to feel that there was something lewd about his own posture. Before he realized it he was stealthily keeping guard whenever he made the least movement, trying not to let even his wife hear a splash. W h e n he finally got out of the tub after a long soak, he found the kitchen tidied up and Reiko sitting on a chair staring at the closed cupboard doors.

In contrast to the open farmers' residences on the other side of the street, these houses were Miriounded with tall, dense hedges; from any direction you could see only the massive rooftops. Year by year, they would sink deeper into luxuriant nature. Someday the people w h o lived in t h e m would c o m e to miss the sunshine and c'usually c h o p down trees and build new houses FURUI YOSHIKICHI 30 Between one grove about a hundred yards away and another farther to the left, the fields narrowed and gently descended to a hollow, then crept out and gradually widened again, merging into woods veiled in mist.

For the moment he felt too exhausted to sit up. If he wakened Reiko his daily life would start to slide toward supper. After that he would spend a few hours doing nothing in particular, then it would be bedtime. A n d when he woke up he would have half an hour till he left home for work. Lying sprawled out flat on the tatami, Hisao felt as if he was damming the flow of time with his own body. Actually, the room was getting darker every minute. In contrast, it seemed to be lighter and clearer outside.

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