A Rainbow in the Desert: An Anthology of Early Twentieth Century Japanese Children's Literature
An Anthology of Early Twentieth Century Japanese Children's Literature
A collection of eleven stories, a play and five poems. The authors featured were all influenced by Akai Tori (Red Bird), a Tokyo children's literary magazine and also wrote for adult audiences. The stories are striking in that they differ little in style and content from those written for adults.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Matasaburo Rides the Wind, A Bunch of Grapes, The Moonlit Night and the Eyeglasses, A Rainbow in the Desert, The Onion CLub, Kuma, News of the Earthquake, The Stonemill's Song, The Snowy Night, The Spider's Thread, Gon the Fox, A Play: Evening Crane. Poems: Cradle Song, This Road, The Blue-Eyed Doll, Red Shoes, Canary.