The Crab Cannery Ship and Other Novels of Struggle

Hardback: $65.00
ISBN-13: 9780824836672
Published: April 2013
Paperback: $29.00
ISBN-13: 9780824837426
Published: January 2013
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328 pages | 2 maps
  • About the Book
  • This collection introduces the work of Japan’s foremost Marxist writer, Kobayashi Takiji (1903–1933), to an English-speaking audience, providing access to a vibrant, dramatic, politically engaged side of Japanese literature that is seldom seen outside Japan. The volume presents a new translation of Takiji’s fiercely anticapitalist Kani kōsen—a classic that became a runaway bestseller in Japan in 2008, nearly eight decades after its 1929 publication. It also offers the first-ever translations of Yasuko and Life of a Party Member, two outstanding works that unforgettably explore both the costs and fulfillments of revolutionary activism for men and women. The book features a comprehensive introduction by Komori Yōichi, a prominent Takiji scholar and professor of Japanese literature at Tokyo University.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Kobayashi Takiji, Author

    • Željko Cipriš, Translator

      Zeljko (Jake) Cipris is assistant professor of Japanese at the University of the Pacific, Stockton.
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