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A Translation and Study of Short Stories by Hirano Keiichirou

Abstract Hirano Keiichirou is an award-winning, contemporary Japanese author. He experiments with many styles, and his novels explore a broad range of themes and social issues. Unfortunately, little of his work is available in English translation, and he remains largely unknown to English-reading audiences. This thesis includes a brief overview of Hirano's career as well as translations and analyses of two of his short stories, "Tojikomerareta shounen" ("Trapped," 2003) and "Hinshi no gogo to namiutsu iso no osanai kyoudai" ("A Fatal Afternoon and Young Brothers on a Wave-swept Shore," 2003). These two stories are representative of the second period of Hirano's career, in which he focused on short fict... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Geist, Brandon Lee (Author) / Chambers, Anthony H (Advisor) / Creamer, John (Committee member) / Dutoit, Anne-Catherine (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Asian literature / Modern literature / Literature / Hirano Keiichirou / Japanese Literature / Translation
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 66 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Asian Languages and Civilizations 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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