[Shiga wrote] a number of short stories that are nearly perfect in their simplicity, directness, and mastery of subject matter. -- Hiraoki Sato The New York Times
About the Author
Shiga Naoya was born in 1883. Throughout his long life (he died in 1971) and after, he has remained for Japanese people one of the most revered of all modern writers. His most widely known novel is A Dark Night's Passing.Lane Dunlop is winner of the Japan-U. S. Friendship Award for Literary Translation and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award in Literature. He is cotranslator of Kawabata Yasunari's Palm-of-the-Hand Stories and the translator of several books, including Nagai Kaf 's During the Rains & Flowers in the Shade: Two Novellas.