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The Legend Of Gold And Other Stories

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The four stories and novella translated here represent the best short fiction by Ishikawa Jun (1899-1987), one of the most important modernist writers to appear on the Japanese literary stage during the years before and after World War II.Throughout his career, Ishikawa resisted the tide of popular opinion to address issues of political and artistic significance and thereb ...more
Published November 1st 1998
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May 19, 2010 Jeffrey rated it it was amazing
With his combination of great storytelling, philosophical complication, and quirky surrealism, Ishikawa was the predecessor of the now popular author Haruki Murakami. If you like Murakami, definitely check out this book.
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My favorite story was 'Song of Mars.' Mostly because I was feeling very antiwar when I read it and something with me connected with him even though it was a different culture and a different time entirely.
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Jun Ishikawa was the pen-name of a modernist author, translator and literary critic active in Shōwa period Japan. His real name (written in the same kanji) was Ishikawa Kiyoshi.
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