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The Resource The Scarlet gang of Asakusa, Yasunari Kawabata ; translated with preface and notes by Alisa Freedman ; with a foreword and afterword by Donald Richie ; illustrated by Ōta Saburō

The Scarlet gang of Asakusa, Yasunari Kawabata ; translated with preface and notes by Alisa Freedman ; with a foreword and afterword by Donald Richie ; illustrated by Ōta Saburō

Label
The Scarlet gang of Asakusa
Title
The Scarlet gang of Asakusa
Statement of responsibility
Yasunari Kawabata ; translated with preface and notes by Alisa Freedman ; with a foreword and afterword by Donald Richie ; illustrated by Ōta Saburō
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
In the 1920s, Asakusa was to Tokyo what Montmartre had been to 1890s Paris and Times Square was to be to 1940s New York. Available in English for the first time, "The Scarlet Gang of Asakusa, "by Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata, captures the decadent allure of this entertainment district, where beggars and teenage prostitutes mixed with revue dancers and famous authors. Originally serialized in a Tokyo daily newspaper in 1929 and 1930, this vibrant novel uses unorthodox, kinetic literary techniques to reflect the raw energy of Asakusa, seen through the eyes of a wandering narrator and the cast of mostly female juvenile delinquents who show him their way of life. Markedly different from Kawabata's later work, "The Scarlet Gang of Asakusa "shows this important writer in a new light. The annotated edition of this little-known literary gem includes the original illustrations by Ota Saburo. The annotations illuminate Tokyo society and Japanese literature, bringing this fascinating piece of Japanese modernism at last to a wide audience
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Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
133664
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1899-1972
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kawabata, Yasunari
Dewey number
895.6/344
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL832.A9
LC item number
A8913 2005
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1924-2013
  • 1884-1969
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  • Freedman, Alisa
  • Richie, Donald
  • Ōta, Samurō
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Juvenile delinquents
  • Tokyo (Japan)
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Label
The Scarlet gang of Asakusa, Yasunari Kawabata ; translated with preface and notes by Alisa Freedman ; with a foreword and afterword by Donald Richie ; illustrated by Ōta Saburō
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published as Asakura kurenaidan in 1930 by Senshinsha"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-228)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1040523
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xlviii, 231 pages
Isbn
9780520241824
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004051614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780520241824
  • (OCoLC)55208364
Label
The Scarlet gang of Asakusa, Yasunari Kawabata ; translated with preface and notes by Alisa Freedman ; with a foreword and afterword by Donald Richie ; illustrated by Ōta Saburō
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published as Asakura kurenaidan in 1930 by Senshinsha"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-228)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1040523
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xlviii, 231 pages
Isbn
9780520241824
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004051614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780520241824
  • (OCoLC)55208364

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