2020-09-18

Kanzan Jittoku by Akutagawa Ryunosuke


寒山拾得 芥川龍之介
久しぶりに漱石先生の所に行ったら、先生は書斎のまん中に座って、腕組みをしながら、何か考えていた。…
 ( When I visited Soseki sensei after a long time, he was sitting in the middle of the study with his arms crossed, thinking about something...)

Text at Aozora Bunko
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2020-09-17

Letter # 29 To Cezanne from Zora

PDF transcript is available at my club.

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Text:セザンヌ=ゾラ往復書簡 1858-1887
法政大学出版局 (2019/10/26)
(https://www.h-up.com/books/isbn978-4-588-01103-0.html)

Original text: Lettres croisées de Paul Cézanne et Émile Zola, Gallimard, 2016. 

2020-09-16

Prologue - The Symbolist Movement in Literature by Arthur Symons


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2020-09-15

From Amiel's Journal - Feb 8th,1871



Text: 『アミエルの日記』河野与一訳 岩波文庫 より- Amazon JP

1871年2月8日
 ゲーテとシュライエルマヘル、現在の調和と理解の追求、これがわたしの動揺している二つの極である。…

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Regarding Amiel'd journal, I found some entries are too controversial. So, I’m keeping it on my private club...
Thank you.

Japanese to follow 

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アミエルの日記には、ちょっと公開が躊躇われるような内容のものがあります。(そういう内容ほど面白いのですが…)それらは、Patreonでのみ公開します…
宜しくお願いします!



2020-09-13

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius Book 11-16


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 16. As to living in the best way, this power is in the soul, if it be indifferent to things which are indifferent. And it will be indifferent, if it looks on each of these things separately and all together, and if it remembers that not one of them produces in us an opinion about itself, nor comes to us; but these things remain immovable, and it is we ourselves who produce the judgments about them, and, as we may say, write them in ourselves, it being in our power not to write them, and it being in our power, if perchance these judgments have imperceptibly got admission to our minds, to wipe them out; and if we remember also that such attention will only be for a short time, and then life will be at an end. Besides, what trouble is there at all in doing this? For if these things are according to nature, rejoice in them and they will be easy to thee: but if contrary to nature, seek what is conformable to thy own nature, and strive towards this, even if it bring no reputation; for every man is allowed to seek his own good.

2020-09-11

A Musical Derangement by Motojiro KAJII

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FYI - English translation 
"A Musical Derangement" tr. Stephen Wechselblatt in New Orleans Review (1983)

2020-09-05

Ten Haiku of the Cold Night by MASAOKA Shiki (夜寒十句 正岡子規)



Many Thanks for the text : Aozora Bunko

The Pillow Book [205] On Wind Instruments (枕草子 笛は)


笛は 横笛いみじうをかし。遠うより聞るが、やうやう近くなりゆくもをかし。近かりつるが、はるかになりて、いとほのかに聞こゆるも、いとをかし。…

A Picture by Shiki by Soseki (子規の画 夏目漱石)

Text : Aozora Bunko

夏目漱石

子規の画 
 余は子規しきの描いたをたった一枚持っている。亡友の記念かたみだと思って長い間それを袋の中に入れてしまっておいた。…



Montage of Celadon by Torahiko TERADA




青磁のモンタージュ 寺田寅彦

「黒色のほがらかさ」ともいうものの象徴が黒楽の陶器だとすると、「緑色の憂愁」のシンボルはさしむき青磁であろう。…

Text at Aozora bunko
(https://www.aozora.gr.jp/cards/000042/files/2463_11122.html)

2020-09-02

Ten Nights of Dreams by NATSUME Soseki – The First Night


夢十夜 


第一夜

こんな夢を見た。
腕組をして枕元に坐っていると、仰向に寝た女が、静かな声でもう死にますと云う。……

e-text at Aozora Bunko: (http://www.aozora.gr.jp/cards/000148/files/799_14972.html)


 * The complete audiobooks of Ten Nights of Dreams is available for the members of my Patreon site.
夢十夜の完全版は、Patreonサイトで会員の皆様に公開しています。

2020-08-13

The Gate (Mon) by Soseki - 01 ( 2-min.preview )



This is a two-minute preview.

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Link to the post at Patreon 

 宗助は先刻から縁側へ坐蒲団を持ち出して、日当りの好さそうな所へ気楽に胡坐をかいて見たが、やがて手に持っている雑誌を放り出すと共に、ごろりと横になった。...

2020-03-29

Gibbon in China by Robert van Gulik - Preface introduction


This is an intro of preface to the book "Gibbon in China" by Robert van Gulik.
Complete version is available at my club.

Stay safe !


2019-07-04

Announcement : Invitation to my private club at Patreon !


Transcript:
Hello, thank you for listening Japanese Classical Literature (podcast). I'm Kasumi Kobayashi. This is an announcement to let you know that I created a fan subscription site with Patreon.
Patreon is a platform where creators can post exclusive contents to supporters.
I would like you to join my private club to listen to exclusive episodes.
Subscription fee is about the cost of a cup of tea a month.

Thank you.