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Unformatted text preview: Showa Period1926-1989 (imperial reign of Hirohito)--early Showa1926-1945--1932 Manchukuo established as puppet state--1937 Second Sino-Japanese War--1941-45 Second World War--postwar Showa1945-1989--Occupation1945-52 Early Showa Literary Trends--Proletariat Literature--Traditionalism ( nihon e no kaiki i )--Modernism (Shinkankuha h , Neo-Sensationism) Kawabata Yasunari h 1899-1972--1968 Nobel Prize for Literature--1914 Jrokusai no nikki (Diary of a Sixteen Year Old)--1923 Sshiki no meijin (Master of Funerals)--1926 Izu no odoriko (Izu Dancer)--1933 Kinj (Birds and Beasts)--1935-47 Yukiguni i (Snow Country)-- Tanagokoro no shsetsu i (Palm of the hand stories, 1921-72) It was the egg-laying season for moths, Shimamuras wife told him as he left Tokyo, and he was not to leave his clothes hanging in the open. There were indeed moths at the inn. Five or six large corn-colored moths clung to the decorative lantern under the eaves, and in the little dressing-room was a moth whose body was large out of all proportion to its wings. The windows were still screened from the summer. A moth so still that it might have been glued clung to one of the screens. Its feelers stood out like delicate wool, the color of cedar bark, and its wings, the length of a womans finger, were a pale, almost diaphanous green. The ranges of mountains beyond were already autumn- red in the evening sun. That one spot of pale green struck him oddly like the color of...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course ASIAN 302 taught by Professor Ito during the Spring '08 term at University of Michigan.

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