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Author Cockerill, Hiroko.

Title Style and Narrative in Translations : the Contribution of Futabatei Shimei
Published London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (282 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Table of Tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; System for Indicating Tense and Aspect of Verbs; Chapter 1: The Significance of The Tryst in Japanese Translation History; Chapter 2: The Development of Futabatei's Translation Style; Recognition of Aspect in the Japanese Language; Futabatei's Use of ""-ta"" Form Verbs; Futabatei's Translation of Past Imperfective and Past Perfective Verbs; Chapter 3: Exploring the First-Person Narrative; Katakoi [One-sided Love]; Yudaya-jin [The Jew]
Chapter 4: A Third-person Narrative: The PortraitChapter 5: Third-Person Narratives: Floating Weed and The Mismatch: The Restoration of ""-ta"" Expressing the Past Tense; Ukikusa [Floating Weed]; Kusare-en [The Mismatch]; Chapter 6: Futabatei's Translation Style and the Styles of Kōyō and Ryūrō; Chapter 7: Futabatei's Third Period of Translation Activity and In His Image; Tsutsu o makura [A Rifle e for a Pillow]; Yokka-kan [Four Days]; Fusagi no mushi [The Depression Bug]; Mukashi no hito [Olden Day People]; Sono omokage [In His Image] (Futabatei's second original work)
Chapter 8: 1907: Futabatei's Final Year of Literary ActivityNi kyōjin [Two Madmen]; Kyōjin nikki [A Madman's Diary]; Futabatei's Final Original Work Heibon [Mediocrity]; Natsume Sōseki's Kōfu [The Miner] and Shimazaki Tōson's Haru [Spring]; Conclusion: Re-evaluating Futabatei's Translations and their Significance for Contemporary Literature; Appendix: A List of Futabatei Shimei's Translations and Original Works; References; Index
Summary Futabatei Shimei (1864-1909) is widely regarded as the founder of the modern Japanese novel. His novel Floating Clouds (1887-1889) was written in a colloquial narrative style that was unprecedented in Japanese literature, as was its negative hero. Futabatei was also a pioneer translator of Russian literature, translating works by Turgenev, Gogol, Tolstoy, Gorky and others - his translations had an enormous impact (perhaps even greater than his novels) on the development of Japanese literature. In this groundbreaking work, Hiroko Cockerill analyses the development of Futabatei'
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Subject Futabatei, Shimei, 1864-1909 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Futabatei, Shimei, 1864-1909
Literature -- Translations into Japanese -- History and criticism
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Asian -- General.
Literature -- Translations into Japanese.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1317639316