A Flock of Swirling CrowsA Flock of Swirling Crows

... June 1927 ; “ The Sleigh ” ( Sori ) : Bungei sensen , September 1927 ; “ A Flock of Swirling Crows ” ( Uzumakeru karasu no mure ) : Kaizo , February 1928 ; “ The Hole ” ( Ana ) : Bungei sensen , May 1928 ; “ Land Rising and Falling ...

Author: Denji Kuroshima

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824828550


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Why is education potentially subversive? How does ethnocentrism facilitate an oppressive status quo? Who actually benefits from war? Questions such as these were integral to the work of writer Kuroshima Denji (1898-1943), one of modern Japan’s most dedicated antimilitarist intellectuals. Kuroshima was wholeheartedly committed to fundamental change and produced numerous literary works expressing his passionate opposition to armed force as an instrument of imperialism. His only full-length novel, superbly translated here as Militarized Streets, was censored by both Japan’s imperial government and the U.S. occupation authorities. The present volume comprises much of Kuroshima’s most highly acclaimed work for the first time in English.


Kanbayashi Akatsuki begins his postwar story on the topic of fuseji with the following account of Kuroshima's story: Lately with the paperback reissue of “A Flock of Swirling Crows,” a representative work by Kuroshima Denji, ...

Author: Jonathan E. Abel

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520273344


Page: 355

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“Redacted is a major work of original scholarship and a signal critical accomplishment. With impressive daring and persistence, Jonathan Abel has investigated rarely used archives to open a body of materials virtually unknown to English-language readers. This is a stunning achievement, and it is sure to change the landscape of Japanese literary studies.” - Marilyn Ivy, author of Discourses of the Vanishing: Modernity, Phantasm, Japan “A masterful blending of incisive, close textual analysis, subtle situating of literary texts in their historical moments, attention to the very materiality of book culture, Redacted is a truly original thinking about how literature is formed and malformed, written, received, and read, under the pressure of censorship. It does nothing less than reveal a complex but hidden history of modern Japanese literature. A thrilling example of literary historical scholarship that combines the palpable excitement of archival work and the elucidating intensity of close reading.” - Alan Tansman, author of The Aesthetics of Japanese Fascism

Soldiers AliveSoldiers Alive

Also of interest may be a forthcoming collection of translations by the present writer entitled A Flock of Swirling Crows: Proletarian Writings of Kuroshima Denji. 106. Kubota Masafumi, “Ishikawa Tatsuzò nenpu,” in Nihon kindai bungaku ...

Author: Ishikawa Tatsuzo

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824864378


Page: 236

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When the editors of Chûô kôron, Japan's leading liberal magazine, sent the prizewinning young novelist Ishikawa Tatsuzô to war-ravaged China in early 1938, they knew the independent-minded writer would produce a work wholly different from the lyrical and sanitized war reports then in circulation. They could not predict, however, that Ishikawa would write an unsettling novella so grimly realistic it would promptly be banned and lead to the author’s conviction on charges of "disturbing peace and order." Decades later, Soldiers Alive remains a deeply disturbing and eye-opening account of the Japanese march on Nanking and its aftermath. In its unforgettable depiction of an ostensibly altruistic war’s devastating effects on the soldiers who fought it and the civilians they presumed to "liberate," Ishikawa’s work retains its power to shock, inform, and provoke.

The A to Z of Modern Japanese Literature and TheaterThe A to Z of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater

A Flock of Swirling Crows and Other Proletarian Writings. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2005. KUWABARA Takeo Kuwabara, Takeo, and Hidetoshi Kato. Japan and Western Civilization: Essays on Comparative Culture.

Author: J. Scott Miller

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810876156


Page: 191

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With the Meiji Restoration in 1868, Japan opened its doors to the West and underwent remarkable changes as it sought to become a modern nation. Accompanying the political changes that Western trade ushered in were widespread social and cultural changes. Newspapers, novels, poems, and plays from the Western world were soon adapted and translated into Japanese. The combination of the rich storytelling tradition of Japan with the realism and modernism of the West produced some of the greatest literature of the modern age. The A to Z of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater presents a broad perspective on the development and history of literature-narrative, poetry, and drama-in modern Japan. This book offers a chronology, introduction, bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, literary and historical developments, trends, genres, and concepts that played a central role in the evolution of modern Japanese literature.

For Dignity Justice and RevolutionFor Dignity Justice and Revolution

A Flock of Swirling Crows” and Other Proletarian Writings. Translated by Željko Cipriš. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2005. Lenin, Vladimir Il'ich. “Imperialism, The Highest State of Capitalism: A Popular Outline” [1917].

Author: Norma Field

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226034782


Page: 488

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Fiction created by and for the working class emerged worldwide in the early twentieth century as a response to rapid modernization, dramatic inequality, and imperial expansion. In Japan, literary youth, men and women, sought to turn their imaginations and craft to tackling the ensuing injustices, with results that captured both middle-class and worker-farmer readers. This anthology is a landmark introduction to Japanese proletarian literature from that period. Contextualized by introductory essays, forty expertly translated stories touch on topics like perilous factories, predatory bosses, ethnic discrimination, and the myriad indignities of poverty. Together, they show how even intensely personal issues form a pattern of oppression. Fostering labor consciousness as part of an international leftist arts movement, these writers, lovers of literature, were also challenging the institution of modern literature itself. This anthology demonstrates the vitality of the “red decade” long buried in modern Japanese literary history.

Moral NationMoral Nation

Kuroshima Denji, A Flock of Swirling Crows and Other Proletarian Writings, trans. Zeljko Cipris (Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2005), 147–48. Buso- seru shigai was set in Qingdao (Seito-), which was administered by Japan in ...

Author: Miriam Kingsberg

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520276734


Page: 304

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This trailblazing study examines the history of narcotics in Japan to explain the development of global criteria for political legitimacy in nations and empires in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Japan underwent three distinct crises of sovereignty in its modern history: in the 1890s, during the interwar period, and in the 1950s. Each crisis provoked successively escalating crusades against opium and other drugs, in which moral entrepreneurs--bureaucrats, cultural producers, merchants, law enforcement, scientists, and doctors, among others--focused on drug use as a means of distinguishing between populations fit and unfit for self-rule. Moral Nation traces the instrumental role of ideologies about narcotics in the country's efforts to reestablish its legitimacy as a nation and empire. As Kingsberg demonstrates, Japan's growing status as an Asian power and a "moral nation" expanded the notion of "civilization" from an exclusively Western value to a universal one. Scholars and students of Japanese history, Asian studies, world history, and global studies will gain an in-depth understanding of how Japan's experience with narcotics influenced global standards for sovereignty and shifted the aim of nation building, making it no longer a strictly political activity but also a moral obligation to society.

Japanese Science FictionJapanese Science Fiction

12 Kuroshima Denji (1971) 'Uzumakeru Karasu no Mure' ('A flock of swirling crows'), Gendai Nihon Bungaku Taikei 56, 223–36, Tokyo, Chikuma Shobo. 13 Kuroshima Denji (1971) 'Buso-seru Shigai' ('The armed street'), Gendai Nihon Bungaku ...

Author: Robert Matthew

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134983605


Page: 259

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After the Meiji Restoration of 1868 Japan modernized rapidly, transforming itself perhaps more quickly than any other country in history. However, the change was not without its conflicts, many of them still unresolved as the pleasures of modern society vie with a respect for the traditional Japanese lifestyle. As the literature of change and of the young, science fiction acts as a window to the modern mind and the uneasy alliance of the old and new. This book, filled with detailed reference to numerous stories, traces the origin and development of the genre from the mid-nineteenth century to today, thus exploring unique insights into Japanese attitudes to commercialism, spirituality, the media, war and international relations.

The Crab Cannery Ship and Other Novels of StruggleThe Crab Cannery Ship and Other Novels of Struggle

He is co-author with Shoko Hamano of Making Sense of Japanese Grammar, and translator of Ishikawa Tatsuzō's novel Soldiers Alive and Kuroshima Denji's A Flock of Swirling Crows & Other Proletarian Writings, all published by the ...

Author: Kobayashi Takiji

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824837907


Page: 328

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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.

Historical Dictionary of Modern Japanese Literature and TheaterHistorical Dictionary of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater

A Flock of Swirling Crows and Other Proletarian Writings. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2005. KUWABARA Takeo Kuwabara, Takeo, and Hidetoshi Katô. Japan and Western Civilization: Essays on Comparative Culture.

Author: J. Scott Miller

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538124420


Page: 262

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Historical Dictionary of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 500 cross-referenced entries authors, literary and historical developments, trends, genres, and concepts.

The Global Impact of the Russian RevolutionThe Global Impact of the Russian Revolution

... A Flock of Swirling Crows. 30. Goodman and Miyazawa, Jews in the Japanese Mind, 81. 31. Lensen, Damned Inheritance, 482. Araki became a leader of the Imperial Way Faction (Kōdōha), a group of young nationalist officers who attempted ...

Author: Aaron B. Retish

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000224894


Page: 176

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This book explores the global impact of the Russian Revolution, arguably the most influential revolution of the modern age. It explores how the Revolution influenced political movements on the radical Left and Right across the world and asks whether the Russian Revolution remains relevant today. In Part one, four leading historians debate whether or not the Russian Revolution’s legacy endures today. Part two presents examples of how the Revolution inspired political movements across the world, from Latin America and East Asia, to Western Europe and the Soviet Union. The Revolution inspired both sides of the political spectrum—from anarchists, and leftist radicals who fought for a new socialist reality and dreamed of world revolution, to those who on the far Right who tried to stop them. Part three, an interview with the historian S. A. Smith, gives a personal account of how the Revolution influenced a scholar and his work. This volume shows the complexity of the Russian Revolution in today’s political world. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal Revolutionary Russia.

Crossing Empire s EdgeCrossing Empire s Edge

In A Flock of Swirling Crows and Other Proletarian Writings. Translated by Zeljko Cipris. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 2005. Kushner, Barak. The Thought War: Japanese Imperial Propoganda. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, ...

Author: Erik Esselstrom

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824832315


Page: 248

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expansionism by highlighting the transnational links between consular, colonial, and metropolitan policing of subversive political movements during the prewar and wartime eras. In addition, by illuminating the fervor with which consular police often pressed for unilateral solutions to Japan's political security crises on the continent, he challenges orthodox understandings of the relationship between civil and military institutions within the imperial Japanese state." "While historians often still depict the Gaimusho as an inhibitor of unilateral military expansionism during the first half of the twentieth century, Esselstrom's expose on the activities and ideology of the consular police dramatically challenges this narrative. Revealing a far greater complexity of motivation behind the Japanese colonial mission, Crossing Empire's Edge boldly illustrates how the imperial Japanese state viewed political security at home as inextricably connected to political security abroad from as --

Making Sense of Japanese GrammarMaking Sense of Japanese Grammar

He is completing work on two books , Soldiers Alive : A Japanese Narrative of the War with China and A Flock of Swirling Crows : The Proletarian Writings of Kuroshima Denji . Shoko Hamano , who holds a doctorate from the University of ...

Author: Željko Cipriš

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824825837


Page: 216

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Making Sense of Japanese Grammar explains in a lively and highly informative manner basic principles that underlie a wide range of phenomena in Japanese. Students--irrespective of proficiency level and linguistic training--will find clarification on matters of grammar that often seem idiosyncratic and Japanese-specific, such as avoiding the use of certain pronouns, employing the same word order for questions, hidden subjects, polite and direct forms. This volume may be used as a supplementary classroom reading or a helpful reference for students of all levels. Both students and instructors, even those trained in linguistics, will find its accessible explanations of grammatical concepts helpful

Crow CountryCrow Country

When the flock was centred over the wood it started to swirl and twist. The birds were wrenched back and forth as if each was caught by the same conflicting impulses. When portions of the flock turned in unison through a particular ...

Author: Mark Cocker

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448105274


Page: 224

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One night Mark Cocker followed the roiling, deafening flock of rooks and jackdaws which regularly passed over his Norfolk home on their way to roost in the Yare valley. From the moment he watched the multitudes blossom as a mysterious dark flower above the night woods, these gloriously commonplace birds were unsheathed entirely from their ordinariness. They became for Cocker a fixation and a way of life. Cocker goes in search of them, journeying from the cavernous, deadened heartland of South England to the hills of Dumfriesshire, experiencing spectacular failures alongside magical successes and epiphanies. Step by step he uncovers the complexities of the birds' inner lives, the unforeseen richness hidden in the raucous crow song he calls 'our landscape made audible'. Crow Country is a prose poem in a long tradition of English pastoral writing. It is also a reminder that 'Crow Country' is not 'ours': it is a landscape which we cohabit with thousands of other species, and these richly complex fellowships cannot be valued too highly.

A Flock of Crows Is Called a MurderA Flock of Crows Is Called a Murder

From the corner of his mouth he said something; it sounded like drop, but in the beating of the wings and the swirling of the wind, she couldn't tell for sure. Then his fst was coming right at her face. Simon heard the wings coming and, ...

Author: James Viscosi

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557162017


Page: 404

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A real estate developer's clash with a local eccentric who doesn't want him constructing a new shopping plaza on the site of a mysterious old building escalates into something much more sinister after a dark spectral force is awakened from its sleep.

Gifts of the CrowGifts of the Crow

The crows associated Katrina with the death of a flock member, and the next morning, and every day for the next month, when she left her house, crows flew above her like a swirling black cloud and scolded her loudly.

Author: John Marzluff

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439198742


Page: 320

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A University of Washington professor of wildlife science taps the findings of his extraordinary research into crow intelligence to offer insight into their ability to make tools and respond to environmental challenges, explaining how they engage in human-like behaviors from giving gifts and seeking revenge to playing and experiencing dreams.

Lad of SunnybankLad of Sunnybank

The scent of fresh meat, or perhaps the scent of blood from Lad's torn cheek, brought from every quarter a hungry flock of crows. They alighted in the treetops ... Both barrels of his gun he emptied into the thick of the swirling crows.

Author: Albert Payson Terhune

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473393059


Page: 272

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A classic collection of tales concerning Lad the grand collie. Stories of courage and loyalty in the face of danger. Albert Payson Terhune is famous for his stories of brave and unique dogs.

In the Land of the EverlivingIn the Land of the Everliving

Conor, having seen enough, retreated to the yard to see a flock of rooks and ravens swirling over the dún. The screeching emanated from someplace behind the hall. 'Let's see what all the noise is about.' Fergal rolled his eyes, ...

Author: Stephen R. Lawhead

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781466891814


Page: 320

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Stephen R. Lawhead, the critically-acclaimed author of the Pendragon Cycle continues his Eirlandia Celtic fantasy series with In the Land of the Everliving. Conor and his sword companions must leave the safety of the faéry kingdom for the barbarian Scálda threaten to overrun Eirlandia. As he fights for his people’s survival, Conor discovers that several of the clan leaders have betrayed their nation by aiding the Scálda. The corruption is such that Conor and his men choose to become outcasts, clan-less and open to attack by friend and foe alike. They form their own warband...and the beginning of a legend as Conor unites the common people of Eirlandia to drive the poison from their land. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Ten thousand crows swirl around brick tower white Angels waiting for moment of truth poised eternal seconds when ... Little girl and boy holding hands in park watch flock of crows shoot straight upward from tower streaming into swirling ...

Author: Surazeus Astarius

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387250677


Page: 536

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Takomiad of Surazeus - Goddess of Takoma presents 125,667 lines of verse in 2,590 poems, lyrics, ballads, sonnets, dramatic monologues, eulogies, hymns, and epigrams written by Surazeus 1984 to 1992.

As the Crows FlyAs the Crows Fly

YES, THAT was a flock of crows dancing around his nominal host. Web rubbed his eyes again, ... The bulk of the crows took flight at that point, swirling and tumbling on the early morning sea-breeze before taking off inland.

Author: A.L. Lester

Publisher: JMS Books LLC

ISBN: 9781393721710


Page: 100

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Paul Webster has come out the army after a twenty-two year stretch with a trick hip and no idea what to do with his life. He takes a few weeks walking along the Welsh coast to get his head on straight. Kevin Davies is a veterinary nurse and an artist. He's getting lonelier and lonelier in his cottage on the edge of the sea, kept company by his cats and a friendly flock of crows. What happens when the two men hunker down together to wait out a wild March gale?


... whom were former farmers.22 Kuroshima's other Siberian works , like " A Flock of Swirling Crows " and “ Siberia in the Snow , " suggest the bleakness of the dispatched soldier's psychology through the landscape of unrelenting snow .



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