Coupon
The Curious Casebook of Inspector Hanshichi : Detective Stories of Old Edo
by Ian MacDonald


Overview -

That year, quite a shocking incident occurred. . . . So reminisces old Hanshichi in a story from one of Japan's most beloved works of popular literature, Hanshichi torimonoch . Told through the eyes of a street-smart detective, Okamoto Kid 's best-known work inaugurated the historical detective genre in Japan, spawning stage, radio, movie, and television adaptations as well as countless imitations.  Read more...


 
In Stock.

This item is Non-Returnable.
FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 10 copies from $6.84
 
 
 

More About The Curious Casebook of Inspector Hanshichi by Ian MacDonald
 
 
 
Overview

That year, quite a shocking incident occurred. . . . So reminisces old Hanshichi in a story from one of Japan's most beloved works of popular literature, Hanshichi torimonoch . Told through the eyes of a street-smart detective, Okamoto Kid 's best-known work inaugurated the historical detective genre in Japan, spawning stage, radio, movie, and television adaptations as well as countless imitations. This selection of fourteen stories, translated into English for the first time, provides a fascinating glimpse of life in feudal Edo (later Tokyo) and rare insight into the development of the fledgling Japanese crime novel.

Once viewed as an exclusively modern genre derivative of Western fiction, crime fiction and its place in the Japanese popular imagination were forever changed by Kid 's unsung Sherlock Holmes. These stories--still widely read today--are crucial to our understanding of modern Japan and its aspirations toward a literature that steps outside the shadow of the West to stand on its own.



This item is Non-Returnable.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780824831004
  • ISBN-10: 0824831004
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
  • Publish Date: January 2007
  • Page Count: 335
  • Dimensions: 8.56 x 5.34 x 1.11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.03 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Literary Criticism > Asian - General

 
BAM Customer Reviews