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Kannani and Document of Flames: Two Japanese Colonial Novels

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This volume makes available for the first time in English two of the most important novels of Japanese colonialism: Yuasa Katsuei’s Kannani and Document of Flames. Born in Japan in 1910 and raised in Korea, Yuasa was an eyewitness to the ravages of the Japanese occupation. In both of the novels presented here, he is clearly critical of Japanese imperialism. Kannani (1934) ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published June 16th 2005 by Duke University Press Books (first published May 2005)
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John Armstrong
Interesting works but Mark Driscoll does a very poor job of presenting them. His primary purpose is to talk about Japanese colonial literature. The texts and even more the translations are a secondary concern.
a summary of the many translation problems in this book:

you know it's not good when the translator can't even get the author's name right (it's yuasa katsue, not katsuei).
Interesting portraits of colonial Korea under Japan.
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