Kuroi Senji

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Kuroi.

Kuroi Senji (黒井 千次) is a pen name of Osabe Shunjirō (長部 瞬二郎, born May 28, 1932), Japanese author[1] of fiction and essays.

Kuroi is a member of the "Introspective Generation" of Japanese writers, whose work depicts the thoughts of ordinary Japanese. He lives in Tokyo's western suburbs, along the Chūō Main Line, in a neighborhood similar to that depicted in his novel of linked stories, Gunsei (Life in the Cul-de-Sac, 群棲), for which he won the 1984 Tanizaki Prize.

As of 2006 he is president of the Japan Writer's Association (Nihon Bungeika Kyokai).

Selected works[edit]

  • Jikan (Time, 時間), 1969.
  • Gunsei (Life in the Cul-de-Sac, 群棲), 1984. Translated to English as Life in the Cul-de-Sac, trans. Philip Gabriel, Stone Bridge Press, 2001. ISBN 1-880656-57-4.
  • Hane to tsubasa (Feathers and Wings), Kodansha, 2000. ISBN 4-06-210257-9.


  1. ^ Serafin, Steven; Glanze, Walter D. (1984). Encyclopedia of world literature in the 20th century: based on the first edition edited by Wolfgang Bernard Fleischmann. Ungar. p. 238. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 

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