Book Name: Lament in the Night
Author: Nagahara Shōson; Andrew Leong
Category: A Special Books
Language: English
Format: PDF
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Lament in the Night collects two remarkable novellas by the author Shosun Nagahara, translated from 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 through bars and nightclubs after being abandoned by her gambling-addicted husband. Written in a deadpan, evocative, and precise tone, 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 traditional Japanese storytelling and epistolary techniques.


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Publisher: Kaya Press, Year: 2012

ISBN: 1885030487,9781885030481


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