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The Dancing Girl of Izu and Other Stories by Yasunari Kawabata
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Mar 12, 07

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The Dancing Girl of Izu", (Japanese: 伊豆の踊り子, izu no odoriko) published in 1926, was the first work of literature by Japanese author Yasunari Kawabata to achieve great popular and critical acclaim. The short story was first translated into English by Edward Seidensticker and published in an abridged form in The Atlantic Monthly in 1952. A complete English translation of the story was made by J. Martin Holman and appeared in a collection of Kawabata's early literature published as The Dancing Girl of Izu and Other Stories.

The story has been filmed several times in Japan, including one version starring Momoe Yamaguchi.

Today, part of the story's name, odoriko ("dancing girl") is used as the name of express trains to the Izu area.

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