Simon Morley "A Short History of Modern Japanese Fiction (In Translation)"

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For his first show in Japan, Morley decided to produce book paintings based on English translation of modern and contemporary Japanese fictions. This time he chose 13 fictions: "The Wild Geese" by Mori Ogai, "Kokoro" by Natsume Soseki, "Rashomon" by Akutagawa Ryunosuke, "Quicksand" by Tanizaki Junichiro, "Shanghai" by Yokomitsu Riichi, "The Snow Country" by Kawabata Yasunari, "Thirst for Love" by Mishima Yukio, "The Woman in the Dunes" by Abe Kobo, "The Silent Cry" by Oe Kenzaburo, "Almost Transparent Blue" by Murakami Ryu, "The Samurai" by Endo Shusaku, "Kitchen" by Yoshimoto Banana and "The Wind-up Bird Chronicle" by Murakami Haruki. He read all these books. The colors are typical Japanese color he thought, from a catalogue of wood block prints by Katsushika Hokusai. [More info on the show's website]

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From 2004-09-11 To 2004-10-23

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Simon Morley

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