Date of Award

2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in World Languages & Literatures: Japanese and University Honors

Department

World Languages and Literatures

First Advisor

Jon Holt

Subjects

Takiji Kobayashi (1903-1933) -- Criticism and interpretation, Japanese short stories

DOI

10.15760/honors.51

Abstract

Fragments of Struggle is a collection of five English translations of short stories by Kobayashi Takiji, the hero and martyr of prewar Japan's proletarian literary movement. The short works in this project showcase the breadth of Takiji's style, and bolster the argument that he may have been a much more complex, and experimental, writer than he is often given credit for. Furthermore, this collection may feature some of the first English translations of wall fiction (kabe shōsetsu), a sub-genre of the Japanese proletarian literary movement that thrived in the early 1930s.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/11966

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