Blue Bamboo: Japanese Tales of Fantasy


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Blue Bamboo: Japanese Tales of Fantasy - Dazai, Osamu
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Blue Bamboo is a collection of seven short stories by one of Japan's preeminent postwar writers and prose stylists, Osamu Dazai. Not the typical romantic fantasies so often seen in Japanese writing, filled with water sprites and vengeful ghosts, these stories are a mixture of fantastic allegory, slightly skewed fables, and affecting romantic tales. Revealing the wide range of Dazai's imaginative powers, they also give a glimpse of his humane and idealistic side. From the title story, about an impoverished, henpecked scholar ...

Blue Bamboo: Japanese Tales of Fantasy 2001, Kodansha

ISBN-13: 9784770026101

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