scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 2,344
Background Facts about At Kinosaki Shiga Naoya wrote At Kinosaki Kinosaki ni te - in 1917 when he was 34 years old The story is based on his real experience in the autumn of 1913 when he was recovering at the hot springs of Kinosaki from an accident which nearly took his life Shiga was walking with a friend toward Shibaura one evening along beside the train track of the Yamanote Line when the train hit him from behind The incident is recorded in Shigas diary and was believed to be the material on which an unfinished work called Inochi written by Shiga in 1914 was based All the incidents that take place in the novel did actually happen in the same period of time of three weeks A Look at Shiga Naoyas Style At Kinosaki is considered to be a fine example of Shiga Naoyas famous style of writing and an exemplary model of the I novel shi-shosetsu - It is also a work often used as a great example of a novel written in a movement coined as the Naturalism movement which describes writers attempting to take scientific methods of observation and turn it into literature Shiga Naoya is reported to have said that he never attempted to draw a line between story novels and non-fiction essays He described his main function as a writer was to select set and arrange materials into a story If we look at the first sentence of the novel I had been hit by a train on the Tokyo loop line and I went alone to Kinosaki hot spring to convalesce we can immediately recognize his matter of fact style of writing He so efficiently sets up a storys entire background in one sentence with nothing but simple fact Tanizaki Junichiro refers to this as Shigas practicality jitsuyo - p which Tanizaki writes is quite rare in
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA