Archive for September, 2010
The Classics Circuit is pleased to announce an upcoming tour! In the Land of the Rising Sun tour, we will be exploring Meiji-era Japanese Classics.
As the Western novel writing influences entered Japan after 1868, literature became a blend of western and classics Asian styles. Themes in Meiji literature were the relationship between westernization and the Japanese cultural tradition and the structural poverty of the general public.
The tour will be shorter this time around, as we both anticipate a smaller tour and we will be changing the tours to be a little more cohesive. The Land of the Rising Sun tour will begin on October 25 and run until November 5.
Although we highlight some Meiji authors below, for this tour, you can read anything written between 1868 and 1912 in Japan, or anything by an author indicated below. You’ll note that Natsume Soseki was the most prolific author in this group. If you have trouble finding the others in your library or bookstore, Soseki might be the choice for you.
About the Classics Circuit. The Classics Circuit: Land of the Rising Sun Meiji Tour is a blog tour of Meiji era authors. Participants select a work to read and let us know of the selection. Via email, we will assign participants a day to post about the work. Participants find their own copy of the work and read it. On the assigned days, participants post about the work on their blogs. Participants write in their own style, for whatever length of post they’d like. After the tour is over, we will post on our site a list of permalinks to all those who participated in the tour. Note you must have a blog to participate.
Sign up is currently closed. If you are coming here late and would still like to join, please send an email to rebecca[at]rebeccareid[dot]com . The Tour will run for five days, from November 1 until November 5. Please only sign up if you intend to read and then post about your selected work.
Although The Classics Circuit is on an extended vacation right now, I want to put a shout out to all past participants of the Classics Circuit tours. It’s Book Blogger Appreciation Week and I certainly appreciate all you.
It was during BBAW last year that I mentioned on my blog the crazy brilliant idea of sponsoring classic authors through a “blog tour,” and from those discussions, The Classics Circuit was born. I have loved visiting your blogs through the past year as we’ve highlighted everything from Wilkie Collins to Emile Zola and Georgette Heyer.
Here’s to you: thank you for your participation and support!
You are appreciated!