In the Shade of Spring Leaves (Paperback)
The Life of Higuchi Ichiyo, with Nine of Her Best Stories
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393309133, 388pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 1992
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Higuchi Ichiyo, Japan's first woman writer of stature in modern times, was born in 1872 and died at the age of twenty-four. In her brief life she wrote poems, essays, short stories and a great, multivolume diary. This book is made up of a critical biography, interlaced with extracts from the diary, and Robert Danly's translations of nine representative stories.