Masuji Ibuse


Born
in Kamo, Japan
December 13, 1901

Died
January 01, 1993


Masuji Ibuse (井伏 鱒二) was a Japanese novelist.

At Waseda University, Ibuse was greatly influenced by the works of Shakespeare and Basho; he was also an avid reader of French fiction and poetry. Ibuse went as far as to pawn a watch to try to understand the necessities of writers.

In 1918 Ibuse met naturalist writer Iwano Homei. Homei's literature was appealing to Ibuse and would later influence some of Ibuse's literary works. Ibuse befriended student Aoki Nampachi in Waseda, Aoki was a mentor and a great influence in the writings of Ibuse, Aoki's influence can be found in The Carp, where Ibuse ideolizes Aoki's friendship and represents his
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Salamander and Other Stories

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Waves: Two Short Novels

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John Manjiro, the Castaway

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厄除け詩集 [Yakuyoke Shishū]

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Castaways: Two Short Novels

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猫 [Neko]

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Lieutenant Lockeast, And Ot...

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