JAPANESE GOTHIC TALES. Translated by Charles Shir Inouye. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. "Izumi Ky ka (1873-1939) was among the most popular writers who continued to work in the old-fashioned genres of fantasy, mystery, and romance. JAPANESE GOTHIC TALES makes available for the first time a collection of stories by this highly influential writer, whose decadent romanticism led him to envision an idiosyncratic world -- a fictive purgatory -- precious and bizarre though always genuine … The four stories presented here are among Ky ka's best-known works. They are drawn from four stages of the four stages of the author's development, from the 'conceptual novels" of 1895 to the fragmented romanticism of his mature work" (publisher's flap copy). Includes a 10-page introduction by Inouye. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#164650).
First printing has code "96 9798 99 00 01 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page.