A Tale of False Fortunes
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160pp. April 2000
A Tale of False Fortunes
Author: Enchi Fumiko; Translator: Thomas, Roger K.;
Winner of the Japan-U.S. Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature

A Tale of False Fortunes is a masterful translation of Enchi Fumiko's (1905-1986) modern classic, Namamiko monogatari. Written in 1965, this prize-winning work of historical fiction presents an alternative account of an imperial love affair
"Superbly crafted fiction that ranks at the top of Enchi's historical novels." --World Literature Today Winter 2001

"Both a postmodern and a feminist masterpiece" --Choice, October 2000

"Accessible and engaging ... A Tale of False For

Author: Enchi Fumiko; Translator: Thomas, Roger K.;
Roger K. Thomas is associate professor at Illinois State University, where he teaches Japanese language and culture. He received his Ph.D. in 1991 at Indiana University. His research and publications have focused primarily on poetry and poetics of



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