The Unesco Collection of Representative Japanese Works
Shimazaki Tōson (1872 - 1943)
Translation and introduction by Cedila Segawa Seigle
1983 Second Edition. University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo
Illustrated wrappers in FINE condition protected in s clear plastic envelope. Tan colored endpapers. 311pp. The Family covers a period of twelve years in the lives of the Koizumi and the Hashimoto families, from 1898 to 1910. (These two families are based on the real-life families of Shimazaki and Takase: one was Tōson's own family.). The character Sankichi is the youngest son of the Koizumi family, a writer -- an alter ego for the author himself. The Family is a scarce modern Japanese masterpiece.