Recent Posts: The Sun Rises in the East
Here is poster number four from my series of six posters I have been doing for the series: I’ll have poster five in a few weeks.
I have some updates to my schedule of appearances: July 26th-28th Confluence, Coraopolis, PA I’ll be doing a book signing Saturday, a reading Sunday morning from Lucky Cat and the Snow Maiden’s Vengeance and will be on the panel later that day on “History and Myth in Fantasy” http://parsec-sff.org/confluence/ August 1st Monroeville Library, […]
Recent Posts: The Enlightened Rabbit Scholastic Society
I had some time this weekend to prepare a few videos for everyone to enjoy. The first video is my character roll-call, which I made for my readers who have been struggling to pronounce my characters’ names in a couple of my novels. Character Roll-Call: Then I prepared a three-part series of me reading selections […]
I am practicing my sketching by illustrating some characters and maybe scenes out of my bilingual novel, Sohyeon After Midnight, and this is my first installment.
Tag Archives: Japanese History
This is a line from poem 37 in the book of the Hundred Poets. In part two of our discussion of these poems, we will highlight nature poems, which is a very popular topic for poetry generally in East Asia. … Continue reading
Since the holidays are upon us, I thought a short, fun series was in order, so we’re doubling up on Japan for another month by looking over the bilingual Japanese-English edition of A Hundred Verses From Old Japan, translated by … Continue reading
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
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
Ichiyō Higuchi’s first work “Flowers at Dusk” (闇桜?) was published in 1892 in Tōsui Narakai’s magazine Musashino. Danly discusses at length in the first part of the book that some of the subject matter Higuchi draws from was from Narakai’s … Continue reading
I am a creature at the mercy of my moods. They say that, unexpressed, the feelings in the heart will fester. And I have all too many; sadness and joy commingle. It is time to let them out. I know … Continue reading