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FORTHCOMING: RED GHOST WHITE GHOST: Stories and Essays by Kita Morio

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Translated with Introduction by Masako INAMOTO
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One of the most significant, prolific, and beloved post-war writers in Japan, Kita Morio (1927–2011)was known by his literary persona, Dokutoru Manbô (Doctor Manbo), Kita was a remarkably versatile writer who produced both serious and comical works in a wide variety of genres.  The short stories and essays included in this collection have been carefully selected from Kita’s large body of writings to exhibit the breadth of his work.  The collection includes his autobiographical fiction, comical essays, science fiction, somber fictional stories, and stories for children. The title story "The Red Ghost and the White Ghost" is a children’s story about two ghosts who are incapable of scaring people. Although it is a story for children, Kita subtly includes his criticism of modern society where people only value scientific and tangible things.


Stories and Essays

I Am ManicShoppingTadpolesDeathHimalayan HyōtantsugiCaptainAt the Mouth of the RiverYellow ShipImproperIn the HollowMy Mother's CookingOn LayaboutsThe Red Ghost and the White Ghost 

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