Monthly Archives: November 2013

“Child’s Play” and Other Notes – Ichiyō Higuchi, Part 4

In this final installment of the series on Ichiyō Higuchi, the first story we will look at is “The Thirteenth Night,” (十三夜) which was published in 1895 and has two sections. This story begins with dutiful daughter Oseki contemplating how … Continue reading

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“Encounters on a Dark Night” and Other Notes – Ichiyō Higuchi, Part 3

The next story I want to look at is “Encounters on a Dark Night” (暗夜), which was published in 1894 as a gothic-themed take on Higuchi’s “waif literature” that “explores her own rancor toward the business partners who swindled her … Continue reading

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