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Title:
Romaji diary ; and, Sad toys
Author:
Ishikawa, Takuboku, 1885 or 1886-1912.
Uniform Title:
Takuboku rōmaji nikki. English
Publication Information:
Boston : Tuttle Pub., 2000.
Physical Description:
279 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
Originally published: Rutland, Vt. : Tuttle Pub., c1985.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1080 Lexile.
Added Title:
Sad toys.
ISBN:
9780804832533
Format :
Book

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Central Library PL809.S5 Z47513 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

The novella Romaji Diary represents the first instance of a Japanese writer using Romaji - roman script - to relate stories in non-kana or kanji format. Sad Toys is a collection of 194 Tanka, the traditional 31-syllable poems that evoke Japan's misty past.


Author Notes

Ishikawa's first works were published when he was only 19. The son of a Zen priest, he was fired from a teaching job (one in a string of many professions he tried) for participation in a student strike. In his development from a romantic poet to a naturalist writer to a socialist writer, Ishikawa was associated with several literary movements. Today he is known as a poet and diarist.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Publisher's Notep. 7
Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Introductionp. 11
Notesp. 54
Romaji Diaryp. 59
Notesp. 123
Selected Allusionsp. 127
Sad Toysp. 133
Romaji Renderingsp. 200
Notesp. 210

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