Serizawa Kōjirō ( Japanese 芹 沢 光 治 良 ; * May 4, 1896 in Ganyūdō, Yanagihara , Suntō-gun (today: Ganyūdō, Numazu ), Shizuoka Prefecture ; † March 23, 1993 in Numazu) was a Japanese writer and novelist.
Serizawa Kōjirō was born the son of a fishing entrepreneur. He studied economics at the University of Tokyo from 1918 to 1922 and worked after graduation for the Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce (today: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries ). From 1925 to 1929 he again studied economics and sociology in Paris.
His recovery from tuberculosis in a Swiss sanatorium became the basis for the narrative "Bourgeois" ( Burujoa ) with left-liberal humanist traits, which debuted in 1930. He processed his experiences in Paris during his studies in the two novels "Pari ni shisu" (1943, death in Paris ) and "Pari fujin" (1955, The Lady from Paris ). These works were also translated into French under the titles “J'iarai mourir à Paris” (1954) and “Madame Aida” (1958). His works also include “Hitsotsu no sekai” (1952–53, One World ). Serizawa reached his literary climax with his 14-volume autobiographical novel "Ningen no unmei" (1962–68, Das Schicksal des Menschen ).
After the Pacific War , Serisawa wrote about Japan's war experience. Serisawa's works are deeply religious and show a close relationship to the logical structure of European narratives.
- 1930 Burujoa ( ブ ル ジ ョ ア )
- 1943 Pari ni shisu ( 巴里 に 死 す )
- 1955 Pari fujin ( 巴里 夫人 )
- 1952–53 Hitsotsu no sekai ( 一 つ の 世界 )
- 1962–68 Ningen no unmei ( 人間 の 運 命 )
- 芹 沢 文学 の 手 引 き (Japanese)
- 芹 沢 光 治 良 記念 館 - Serizawa Kōjirō Memorial Museum in Namazu (Japanese)
- 芹 沢 光 治 良 at asahi.net - Tomb in Namazu (Japanese)
- 芹 沢 光 治 良 に つ い て . (No longer available online.) Numazu, archived from the original on April 13, 2011 ; Retrieved February 12, 2012 (Japanese). Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Jürgen Berndt: Serizawa Kōjirō . In: Gerhard Steiner, Herbert Greiner-Mai , Wolfgang Lehmann (ed.): Lexicon of foreign language writers . tape 3 . Bibliographisches Institut Leipzig, Leipzig 1977, p. 267 .
- Serizawa Kojiro. (No longer available online.) The Japan PENClub, 1970, archived from the original on November 2, 2013 ; accessed on February 6, 2012 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Noda (Ed.): Serisawa Kōjirō . In: Japan. An Illustrated Encyclopedia. Kodansha.
- S. Noma (Ed.): Serizawa Kōjirō . In: Japan. An Illustrated Encyclopedia. Kodansha, 1993. ISBN 4-06-205938-X , p. 1349.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||芹 沢 光 治 良 (Japanese)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Japanese lyric poet, storyteller, and essayist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||May 4, 1896|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Numazu , Shizuoka Prefecture|
|DATE OF DEATH||March 23, 1993|
|Place of death||Numazu|