Tokuda Shusei

Tokuda Shusei


(pen name of Tokuda Sueo). Born Dec. 23, 1871, in the city of Kanazawa; died Nov. 18,1943. Japanese writer. Member of the Japan Academy (1937).

Tokuda studied under Ozaki Koyo. Traits of naturalism were apparent in his first novel, The New Household (1908). In most of his works, Tokuda impartially depicted scenes from the dreary lives of simple people, for example, in the novels Mildew (1911), Dissipation (1915), and Ashes (1920). In the novel A Disguised Man (1938), which consists of several “tales about myself, ” he told the story of a love he experienced late in life. Tokuda’s works are important examples of Japanese naturalism.


Tokuda Shuseishu. Tokyo, 1942.


Istoriia soveremennoi iaponskii literatury. Moscow, 1961. (Translated from Japanese.)
Funabashi Seiichi. Tokuda Shusei. Tokyo, 1941.


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Although Taiyo^O treated various practical, intellectual, and aesthetic subjects, its literary editors Takayama Chogyu (1871-1902) and Hasegawa Tenkei (1876-1940) were especially instrumental in popularizing the literature of late Romanticism and naturalism, both from abroad and at home (in such fiction writers as the naturalists Tokuda Shusei, Tayama Katai, and Shimazaki To^Oson).