Kyōka Izumi, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Kyōka Izumi

Japanese writer

Date of Birth: 04-Nov-1873

Place of Birth: Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 07-Sep-1939

Profession: writer, playwright, novelist

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Kyōka Izumi

  • Izumi Kyoka (? ??, Izumi Kyoka, 4 November 1873 – 7 September 1939), real name Kyotaro Izumi (? ???, Izumi Kyotaro), was a Japanese author of novels, short stories, and kabuki plays who was active during the prewar period. Kyoka's writing differed greatly from that of the naturalist writers who dominated the literary scene at the time.
  • Many of Kyoka's works are surrealist critiques of society.
  • He is best known for a characteristic brand of Romanticism preferring tales of the supernatural heavily influenced by works of the earlier Edo period in Japanese arts and letters, which he tempered with his own personal vision of aesthetics and art in the modern age. He is also considered one of the supreme stylists in modern Japanese literature, and the difficulty and richness of his prose has been frequently noted by fellow authors and critics.
  • Like Natsume Soseki and other Japanese authors with pen names, Kyoka is usually known by his pen name rather than his real given name.

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