KUNIKIDA Doppo

Date of Birth and Death
August 30, 1871 - June 23, 1908
Birthplace (modern name)
Chiba
Occupation, Status
Literary Figure , Journalist
Pen name etc.
KUNIKIDA Tetsuo

Description

Poet and novelist, born in Chiba. He dropped out of the Tokyo Senmon Gakko (later the Waseda University) in 1891. While studying there, he was baptized by Masahisa Uemura, and enjoyed Soho Tokutomi's favor in Seinen Bungakukai (the young literary world). In 1894, he joined the Kokumin Shimbun newspaper company. He served in the Sino-Japanese War as a reporter. Following the end of the war, he compiled a collection of poems that were published in newspapers and magazines as "Doppo gin" (Doppo's Poems) and in "Jojoshi" (Lyric Poems) (1897), a joint publication with Katai Tayama and others. He later published a romantic short story titled "Musashino" (1901), which he followed with "Doppo shu" (Doppo Collection) (1905) and "Unmei" (Destiny) (1906). With these works, he was called the forerunner of naturalism.The image was updated in October, 2007.

Publications

National Diet Library Online

SNS

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