Makoto Ueda (essay date 1976)
SOURCE: "Shiga Naoya," in Modern Japanese Writers and the Nature of Literature, Stanford University Press, 1976, pp. 85-110.
[In the excerpt below, Makoto examines Shiga's literary aesthetic through a survey of his fictional and autobiographical writings. ]
More than most other contemporary Japanese novelists of importance, Shiga Naoya (1883-1971) seems to have been fond of writing about his own works. When the first collection of his prose was published in 1928, he wrote a postscript explaining the motive and intent...
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