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Japanese Books & Criticism
Compiled and updated by Takako Takamoto, Associate Professor
National University of Fisheries (Japan)

Editions

On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan -- Japanese EditionBeddo no naka de (In Between the Sheets, trans. by Yoshiyuki Fujikawa and Mitsuya Kato). Tokyo: Shuei-sha, 1983 -- hardcover).

Inosento (The Innocent, trans. by Takao Miyawaki). Tokyo: Hayakawa Novels, 1992 (251p., ISBN: 415207762X -hardcover); Tokyo: Hayakawa Bunko NV(722), 1994 (377p., ISBN: 4150407223 -- softcover).

Ihoojin-tachi no Nagusame (The Comfort of Strangers, trans. by Takao Miyawaki). Tokyo: Hayakawa Novels, 1994 (166p., ISBN: 4152078375 -- hardcover).

Jikan no naka no Kodomo (The Child in Time, trans. by Yasushi Mano). Tokyo: Chuo-koron-shinsha, 1995 (314p., ISBN: 4120024784 -- (hardcover).

Saisho no Koi Saigo no Gishiki (First Love, Last Rites, trans. by Takao Miyawaki). Tokyo: Hayakawa Novels, 1999 (246p., ISBN: 4152081511 -- hardcover).

Amusuterudamu (Amsterdam, trans. by Taichi Koyama). Tokyo: Shincho Crest Books, 1999 (198p., ISBN: 4105900099 -- softcover).

Semento Gaaden (The Cement Garden, trans. by Takao Miyawaki). Tokyo: Hayakawa Novels, 2000 (183p., ISBN: 4152082674 -- hardcover).

Amsterdam  by Ian McEwan -- Japanese EditionKuroi Inu (Black Dogs, trans. by Takao Miyawaki). Tokyo: Hayakawa Novels, 2000 (238p., ISBN: 4152082909 -- hardcover).

Ai no Tsuzuki (Enduring Love, trans. by Taichi Koyama). Tokyo: Shincho Crest Books, 2000 (316p., ISBN: 4105900218 -- softcover).

Yumemiru Piitaa no Nanatsu no Boken (The Daydreamer, trans. by Yasushi Mano). Tokyo: Chuo- koron-sha, 2001 (216p., ISBN: 4120032000 -- hardcover).

Shokuzai (Atonement, trans. by Taichi Koyama). Tokyo: Shincho-sha, 2003 (446p., ISBN: 4105431013 - hardcover).

Doyoobi (Saturday, trans. by Taichi Koyama). Tokyo: Shincho-sha, 2007 (351p., ISBN: 4105900633- softcover).

Shoya (On Chesil Beach, trans. By Kiyoshi Muramatsu). Tokyo: Shincho-sha, 2009 (172p., ISBN: 410590079X - softcover).

Sooraa (Solar, trans. by Kiyoshi Muramatsu). Tokyo: Shincho Crest Books, 2011(p 361, ISBN: 4105900919 - softcover).


Reviews, Interviews, and Criticism

1984

Tezuka, Kyosuke. 'Summer, Breeze, Smells, Death -- On Ian McEwan', Thought Currents in English Literature, 57, 1984: 43-56. (Japanese)

1993

Ohgi, Reiko. 'A Sick Brave New World: Ian McEwan's "Conversation with a Cupboard Man" ', The Toyo Review, 25, 1993: 25-37. (Japanese)

1996

Yata, Keiji. 'The Dead Speak: Aspects of Narrative Technique in Ian McEwan's The Innocent', Bulletin of Tokyo Kasei University, 36(1), 1996: 43-48. (English; Available online in PDF)

Atonement by Ian McEwan -- Japanese  Edition1997

Takeoka, Chiyo. 'An Essay on Ian McEwan's The Comfort of Strangers -- Desire of the Other Signified by Patriarchy', Kogakuin University Bulletin -- General Education, 35(2), 1997: 87-97. (Japanese)

1998

Kurosu, Kishiko. 'The Child in Time by Ian McEwan --Time in Consciousness', Journal of Saitama Junior College, 7, 1998: 73-80. (Japanese)

Kurosu, Kishiko. 'The Meaning of "Daydream" in The Daydreamer', Eibei Bungaku Hyoron, Spring 1998: 4-8.

1999

Muto, Tetsuro. 'The Lack of Moral Dilemma in McEwan's Amsterdam', Otsuma Review, 32, 1999. (Japanese)

Takeoka, Chiyo. 'Ian McEwan no Yumemiru Shonen ni Itaru Katei'. 1999 nendai no Igirisu Shosetsu. Ed. 20 seiki Eibungaku Kenkyuukai (Tokyo: Kinseido, 1999), 76-93. (Japanese)

2000

Ujiie, Rie. '(De)composing The Millennial Symphony: The Rise and Fall of Man/Men in Amsterdam', The Journal of Seigakuin University, 12(2), 2000: 53-64. (Japanese)

Enduring Love by Ian McEwan -- Japanese Edition2001

Cull, Ian V. 'The Pathological Extension of Love in Ian McEwan's Enduring Love', Niigata Studies in Foreign Languages and Cultures, 7, 2001: 1-19. (English)

Matsumiya, Sonoko. 'The World of Fading Borders: Ubiquitous Evil in Ian McEwan's Black Dogs", Studies in Western Literature, 21, 2001: 1-19. (Japanese)

2002

Ohgi, Reiko. 'A Study on Ian McEwan's Enduring Love -- As a Never Ending Story', Bulletin of Toyo Gakuen University, 10, 2002: 75-83. (Japanese)

Takamoto, Takako. 'Enduring Love: Soutaika-sareta "Monogatari" ' ('Enduring Love: Relativised "Stories" '), Kyushu Eibungaku Kenkyu, 19, 2002: 55-68.

Takeoka, Chiyo. 'Analysis of Ian McEwan's "Solid Geometry" as Narrative Discourse -- On Postmodern Indeterminacy', Kogakuin University Bulletin -- General Education, 40(1), 2002: 85-94. (Japanese)

2003

Muto, Tetsuro. 'Morality in McEwan's Novels: From First Love, Last Rites to Atonement', Otsuma Women's University Annual Report -- Humanities and Social Sciences, 35, 2003: 1-10. (Japanese)

Takamoto, Takako. 'The Child in Time ni okeru Futatsu no Jikan' ('Two Kinds of "Time" in The Child in Time'), New Perspective (Shin Eibei Bungaku Kenkyuu), 177, 2003: 45-57.

2004

Oka, Noriko. 'Ian McEwan no Enduring Love ni okeru "Ten'i" to "Hanpuku"', English Literature Review (Kyoto Joshi Daigaku Eibungaku Ronsoo), 48, 2004: 1-14. (Japanese)

The Daydreamer by Ian McEwan -- Japanese Edition2005

Koyama, Taichi. 'Ian McEwan ni okeru Comic no Yooso', Eigo Seinen, 150(12), 2005: 22-25. (Japanese)

Takamoto, Takako. 'Love Story no Fukken ni mukete--Shokuzai ni okeru Monogatari to Dootoku'. Eibungaku to Dootoku. Edited by Sonoi Eishu (Fukuoka: Kyushu UP, 2005), 249-266. (Japanese)

Yata, Keiji. 'Showing Off Damaged Bodies: Ian McEwan's Atonement', Bulletin of Tokyo Kasei University, 45:1, 2005: 49-58. (English; Available online in PDF)

Muto, Tetsuro. 'A Contrast Between the Two Labourers and Mrs Thatcher in Ian McEwan's The Child in Time', Otsuma Women's University Annual Report -- Humanities and Social Sciences, 37, 2005: 436-424. (Japanese)

Takamoto, Takako. 'The Innocent ni okeru innocence no imi' ('The Import of innocence in The Innocent'). Booker Reader--Gendai Eikoku·Eirenpo shoosetsu o Yomu. Edited by Yoshida Tetsuo (Tokyo: Kaibunsha Shuppan, 2005), 249-268. (Japanese)

2006

Muto, Tetsuro. 'A Day of a Neurosurgeon: Ian McEwan's Hyper-real Novel Saturday', Otsuma Women's University Annual Report -- Humanities and Social Sciences, 38, 2006: 318-309. (Japanese)

Takamoto, Takako. 'Ian McEwan's Moral Vision in Saturday', Journal of National Fisheries University, 54(3), 2006: 83-91 (Japanese) [Available in .pdf].

Oka, Noriko. 'Focalization and Other Minds in Ian McEwan's Atonement"', English and American Studies (Journal of the Graduate School--Kyoto Women's University), 5, 2006: 15-32. (Japanese).

2007

Muto, Tetsuro. 'Evil Remains Alive: Ian McEwan's Black Dogs', Otsuma Women's University Annual Report: Humanities and Social Sciences, 39, 2007: 194-184. (Japanese).

Oka, Noriko. 'The Divided self: the double in Ian McEwan's Enduring Love', English and American Studies (Journal of the Graduate School -- Kyoto Women's University), 6, 2007: 31-49. (Japanese).

Sakaki, Masako. 'Artistic Novelists: McEwan, Kureishi and Ishiguro', Language and Culture (University of Shizuoka), 10, 2007: 51-62. (Japanese).

2008

Koyama, Taichi. 'Ishiki-ni-kirikomu Shujutsu-too.' (Scalpel Incising into Consciousness) Nami 457 , January 2008: 2-5 [Interview].

Kimura, Masanori. 'Ai koso wa subete----Yakkai na dootoku-ka, Ian McEwan' Shin jiyu-shugi wa bungaku wo kaeta-ka ----Thatcher-igo no Igirisu (Tokyo: Hosei Univ. Press, 2008), 135-160. (Japanese).

Muto, Tetsuro. 'What Changed the Lives of a Young Couple?: Ian McEwan's On Chesil Beach', Otsuma Women's University Annual Report -- Humanities and Social Sciences, 40, 2008: 260-251. (Japanese).

Takamoto, Takako. 'Ian McEwan no Shosetsu ni okeru Seibutsugaku-teki Ningenkan ('Ian McEwan's Biological View of Man as Expressed in his Novels from The Innocent (1990) through On Chesil Beach (2007)'). Kyudai Eibungaku (Kyushu University English Review), 50 (special issue), 2008: 101-121. (Japanese).

Fujikawa, Yoshiyuki. 'Kyofu to no Tawamure - Shoki Sakuhin wo Chushin ni', Eigo Seinen (The Rising Generation), 154(8), 2008:
3-5. (Japanese)

Kato, Mitsuya. 'The Comfort of Strangers Saidoku', Eigo Seinen (The Rising Generation), 154(8), 2008: 6-7. (Japanese)

Miyawaki, Takao. 'Ian McEwan no Shoki no Buntai', Eigo Seinen (The Rising Generation), 154(8), 2008: 8-10. (Japanese)

Takamoto, Takako. 'Ian McEwan to Kagaku - Sosaku no Genten to shite no New Science Shisoo', Eigo Seinen (The Rising Generation), 154 (8), 2008: 11-13. (Japanese)

Takeda, Masaaki. 'Deguchi no nai Sekai - Ian McEwan no Jikan Kankaku', Eigo Seinen (The Rising Generation), 154(8), 2008: 14-16.
(Japanese)

Koyama, Taichi. 'Ian McEwan wo Yakusu', Eigo Seinen (The Rising Generation), 154(8), 2008: 17-20. (Japanese)

Oka, Noriko. 'Continuity/discontinuity: variable time in Ian McEwan's "The Child in Time"', English and American studies (Eigo Eibei- bungaku Ronsoo), 7, 2008: 31-48. (Japanese)

2009

Muto, Tetsuro. 'The Writing of the Opera For You: The Artistic Reward for Ian McEwan', Otsuma Women's University Annual Report -- Humanities and Social Sciences, 41, 2009: 194-184. (Japanese).

Hashimoto, Kenji. 'Saul Bellow in Ian McEwan's Eyes', The Bulletin of the English Society, Osaka Kyoiku University, 54, 2009: 51-58. (Japanese).

Translation. 'Tsuito John Updike' (Japanese/ Trans. by Taichi Koyama), Shincho, 106 (4),2009: 216-223.

2012

Muto, Tetsuro. 'Theory of Mind' and Literature : Ian McEwan's Narrative Perspective and 'Levels of Intentionality', Otsuma Women's University Annual Report -- Humanities and Social Sciences, 44, 2012: 144-130. (Japanese).

2013

Muto, Tetsuro. 'Ian McEwan's Spy Novel Sweet Tooth: What Do Readers Want from Fiction?', Otsuma Women's University Annual Report -- Humanities and Social Sciences, 45, 2013: 236-225. (Japanese).


Special thanks to Takako Takamoto, Associate Professor at the National University of Fisheries (Japan) for the information used to develop this page.

  
Novels:    The Cement Garden    The Comfort of Strangers    The Child in Time    The Innocent    Black Dogs       
Enduring Love    Amsterdam    Atonement    Saturday    On Chesil Beach   Solar   Sweet Tooth
The Children Act
Stories:    First Love, Last Rites    In Between the Sheets   
  Children's Fiction:    Rose Blanche    The Daydreamer   
Screenplays:    The Imitation Game & Other Plays    The Ploughman's Lunch    Soursweet  
Oratorio / Libretto:    Or Shall We Die?      For You
 

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