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The Resource Lament in the night, by Nagahara Shoson ; translated by Andrew Leong

Lament in the night, by Nagahara Shoson ; translated by Andrew Leong

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Lament in the night
Title
Lament in the night
Statement of responsibility
by Nagahara Shoson ; translated by Andrew Leong
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
Lament in the Night collects two remarkable novellas by the author Shosun Nagahara, translated from the Japanese for the first time. The title novella, originally published in 1925, follows itinerant day laborer Ishikawa Sazuko as he prowls the back alleys and bathhouses of Los Angeles, looking for a meal, a job or just someone to hold onto. The second novella follows a young mother working her way through bars and nightclubs after being abandoned by her gambling-addicted husband. Written in a deadpan tone that is both evocative and precise, this dazzling exercise in 1920s naturalist noir promises to become a classic of American literature. This first-ever English language publication of Lament in the Night opens up a whole realm of American literature that has been woefully underpublished and unexplored--namely, the literary heritage of non-English-speaking immigrants in America. Nagahara was influenced by many Western writers--especially Knut Hamsun, whose work he translated into Japanese--and his novels combine the gritty sensibility of Los Angeles noir with elements of Japanese traditional storytelling and epistolary techniques
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DLC
Dewey number
895.6/344
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PL889.U53
LC item number
N346713 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Lament in the night, by Nagahara Shoson ; translated by Andrew Leong
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Publication
Note
  • "Lament in the night (originally published as: Yoru ni nageku, by Sodosha in Los Angeles, California)"--T.p. verso
  • "The tale of Osato (originally published as: Osato-san, from November 7, 1925 to May 8, 1926 in the Rafu Shimpo (Los Angeles Japanese Daily News))"--T.p. verso
  • "Translation c2011 by Andrew Leong"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Lament in the night
  • The tale of Osato
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
451 p.
Isbn
9781885030481
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012010742
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)630504885
  • ucoclc630504885
Label
Lament in the night, by Nagahara Shoson ; translated by Andrew Leong
Publication
Note
  • "Lament in the night (originally published as: Yoru ni nageku, by Sodosha in Los Angeles, California)"--T.p. verso
  • "The tale of Osato (originally published as: Osato-san, from November 7, 1925 to May 8, 1926 in the Rafu Shimpo (Los Angeles Japanese Daily News))"--T.p. verso
  • "Translation c2011 by Andrew Leong"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Lament in the night
  • The tale of Osato
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
451 p.
Isbn
9781885030481
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012010742
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)630504885
  • ucoclc630504885

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