Eguchi Kiyoshi

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Eguchi Kiyoshi


Born July 20, 1887, in Tokyo; died there Jan. 18,1975. Japanese writer.

Eguchi studied at the division of English literature of the University of Tokyo. He joined the socialist movement in 1920. Eguchi was a prominent figure in Japanese proletarian literature in the 1920’s and 1930s. His early short stories, written between 1910 and 1920, reveal elements of aestheticism; however, burning social issues are typical of the short stories “The Lieutenant and the War Invalid” (1919) and “In the Cell of Preliminary Confinement” (1922). The novella Love and Prison (1923; Russian translation, 1927) is devoted to the life and struggle of Japanese revolutionaries. The novella The Bride and the Horse (1949) portrays the life of Japanese peasants. Eguchi was the author of the memoirs Half a Century of My Life in Literature (vols. 1–2, 1953–58).


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