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- DescriptionContains nine gothic tales that are Japan's celebrated examples of the literature of the occult. They subtly merge the world of reason with the realm of the uncanny and exemplify the period's fascination with the strange and the grotesque. They were also the inspiration for Mizoguchi Kenji's brilliant 1953 film Ugetsu .
- Author BiographyUeda Akinari (1734-1809), one of the great writers of Japanese fiction, was also a scholar, poet, physician, and tea master. Anthony H. Chambers is professor of Japanese literature and literary translation at Arizona State University. He has translated many works of Japanese literature, both classical and modern, and is the author of The Secret Window: Ideal Worlds in Tanizaki's Fiction.
- Author(s)Professor Akinari Ueda
- PublisherColumbia University Press
- Date of Publication27/10/2006
- GenreShort Stories & Fiction Anthologies
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintColumbia University Press
- Content Note12 illustrations
- Weight454 g
- Width127 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edited byAnthony H. Chambers
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