THE OLD WOMAN, THE WIFE, AND THE ARCHER: Three Modern Japanese Short Novels.
Edition: First US printing.
New York: The Viking Press, 1961. Hardcover first edition - Contains 3 short novels, translated and with an introduction by Donald Keene: The Songs of Oak Mountain by Shichiro Fukasawa, Ohan by Chiyo Uno, and Asters by Jun Ishikawa. Although the title refers to these as three modern novels, the themes "stem from the days before the Westernization of Japan when men with swords roamed the city streets and poverty made infanticide a normal practice in the countryside." 172 pp. Jacket design by Kazue Mizumura. 172 pp.
Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a near fine unmarked dust jacket.