Shūsei Tokuda

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Shūsei Tokuda
Shūsei Tokuda
Shūsei Tokuda
Born (1872-02-01)1 February 1872
Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
Died 18 November 1943(1943-11-18) (aged 71)
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Writer
Genre Novels
Literary movement naturalism

Shūsei Tokuda (徳田 秋声, Tokuda Shūsei, 1 February 1872 – 18 November 1943, actually Tokuda Sueo) was a Japanese author from Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture. Several of his novels were made into movies in Japan. A monument honoring Tokuda was erected near the summit of Mount Utatsu in 1947. The monument features writing authored by poet Murō Saisei and was designed by architect Yoshirō Taniguchi.

He wrote "Rough Living".[1]

His short story "The Town Dance Hall" is in the Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature.[2]

His short story "Order of the White Paulownia" is in the anthology "modern japanese stories" edited by Ivan Morris.[3]

A major biography of Tokuda by Richard Torrance was published in 1994.[4]

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