ISHIKAWA Jun

Date of Birth and Death
March 7, 1899 - December 29, 1987
Birthplace (modern name)
Tokyo
Occupation, Status
Literary Figure
Pen name etc.
Kiyoshi (real name), Isai (pen name)

Description

Novelist and critic. After graduating from the Tokyo School of Foreign Languages, he became a French language teacher in 1924 but resigned after two years. He then worked in translation and translated André Gide’s books. In 1935 he debuted as a novelist with the story Kajin (Lady), and shortly after published Fugen (The Bodhisattva) in 1936. In 1938, Marusu no Uta (Song of Mars) was censored for its antimilitaristic content, but he continued to write novels and criticism like Hakubyo (Plain Sketch) (1939). In the post-war period, he was listed as one of the burai-ha (decadent school) authors with works like Yakeato no Iesu (Jesus in the Ashes) in 1946.

Publications

National Diet Library Online

SNS

ISHIKAWA Jun

  • Portrait of ISHIKAWA Jun1
  • Portrait of ISHIKAWA Jun2
  • Portrait of ISHIKAWA Jun3