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Nagai Kafu

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A literary loner
In Tokyo and even in the Occident, I have known almost no society except that of courtesans. — Nagai Kafu There's not much left of Kafu today. Among the major Japanese writers of the early 20th century, he scarcely ranks as a survivor.
Book Review: American Stories by Nagai Kafu
Nagai Kafu is a somewhat underrated writer when one thinks of Japanese literature. I say this now after having read one of his early collections, American Stories.
Un viaggio sentimentale a Tokyo. Intervista a Vincenzo Filosa
In letteratura il mio faro assoluto è Cesare Pavese, ma tra i giapponesi Il giardino delle peonie di Nagai Kafu è stato un testo fondamentale per me nella ricerca delle giuste atmosfere per il libro.
Book Review: Rivalry: A Geisha's Tale by Nagai Kafu
Much of Nagai Kafu's work unfortunately has yet to be translated into English.
Asakusa's resilience rubs off on France-za theater, cradle of postwar pop culture
As a high school student, Matsukura frequented the theater and met Kafu Nagai (1879-1959), a big-name Japanese author who often patronized it as well. “He often took out strip dancers, who had come from rural areas, for dinner,” Matsukura recalled.

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