The Crab Cannery Ship: And Other Novels of Struggle

The Crab Cannery Ship: And Other Novels of Struggle

By: Takiji Kobayashi (author), Eljko Cipri' (translator)Paperback

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This collection introduces the work of Japan's foremost Marxist writer, Kobayashi Takiji (1903-1933), to an English-speaking audience, providing access to a vibrant, dramatic, politically engaged side of Japanese literature that is seldom seen outside Japan. The volume presents a new translation of Takiji's fiercely anticapitalist Kani kosen-a classic that became a runaway bestseller in Japan in 2008, nearly eight decades after its 1929 publication. It also offers the first-ever translations of Yasuko and Life of a Party Member, two outstanding works that unforgettably explore both the costs and fulfilments of revolutionary activism for men and women. The book features a comprehensive introduction by Komori Yoichi, a prominent Takiji scholar and professor of Japanese literature at Tokyo University.

About Author

Zeljko Cipris is associate professor of Asian studies and Japanese at the University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, USA.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780824837426
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9780824837426
  • ISBN10: 0824837428

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