Dr. Marvin Howard Marcus is a Professor of Japanese Language and Literature at Washington University in St. Louis. He earned his Ph.D. in Japanese Literature from the University of Michigan. Prof. Marcus’ area of specialization is modern Japanese literature of the prewar (Kindai) period.
2016 1-4955-0488-3 Within Japan’s literary tradition, sketches on literary, psychological, and other miscellaneous topics enjoy considerable popularity. Western academia tends to dismiss such writings but they are crucial to understanding Japanese culture. This collection fills a critical lacuna in scholarship on Kindai literature.