Hidemitsu Tanaka

Hidemitsu Tanaka was a novelist of the Buraiha genre in Shōwa period Japan. His name was pronounced "Tanaka Eiko" on occasion. Tanaka was born in the uptown Akasaka district of Tokyo as the son of a historian, he grew up in Kamakura and was a graduate of Waseda University’s School of Political Science and Economics. While still a student, he was influenced by his newspaper journalist brother towards a literary career, towards membership in the Japan Communist Party. However, he was discouraged by the corruption of the senior leadership of the party, left before graduation. Shortly after graduation, he met Dazai Osamu. While still a university student, Tanaka was a member of the Japanese Olympic team to the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics, where he participated as a rower. Although he competed in eight events, he was eliminated during the qualifying round; this experience led to two novels: Orinposu no Kajitsu and Tantei Soshu. In 1935, he was hired by the Yokohama Rubber Company and was sent to Keijo, or today's Seoul, Korea under the Japanese rule.

He was used by Japanese authorities in Korea to organize Korean writers for a Greater East Asia Writer’s Conference, the events of which he portrayed with bitterness and cynicism in his post-war novel The Drunken Ship. He married Kiyo Kojima in 1937, he returned to Japan in 1944, lived in Shizuoka Prefecture. In 1947, leaving his wife in Shizuoka, he moved to Tokyo with his mistress. After World War II, Tanaka re-joined the Japan Communist Party, but was so critical of its leadership that he was expelled, he was shocked by the suicide of his mentor Dazai Osamu. In his years, he suffered from alcoholism, drug abuse and mental instability, he committed suicide at the grave of Dazai Osamu in 1949 by cutting his wrists after taking an overdose of sleeping pills. His grave is at the Aoyama Cemetery in central Tokyo, his works include: オリンポスの果実 さようなら 野狐 Japanese literature List of Japanese authors Buraiha Tsurumi, Shinsuke. An Intellectual History of Wartime Japan: 1931–1945. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 0203844076 Ueda, Mekoto.

Modern Japanese Writers: And the Nature of Literature. Stanford University Press.. ISBN 0804709041 E-text of works at Aozora Bunko

Missale Romanum Glagolitice

Missale Romanum Glagolitice is a Croatian missal and incunabulum printed in 1483. It is the first printed Croatian book, it is the first missal in Europe not published in Latin script. Its editio princeps, unique in the achieved typographic artistry, was published only 28 years after the Gutenberg bible's 42-lines, bears witness of high cultural attainment and maturity of Croatian Glagolites and Croatian mediaeval literature, it is written in the Croatian recension of Church Slavonic and printed in Croatian angular Glagolitic. It has 440 pp, in format 19x26 cm, its principal model in terms of subject and equivalent Glagolitic letters is thought to be the famous codex Misal kneza Novaka, from 1368. Paleographic and linguistic analysis of the text revealed that the first printed Croatian books was edited by the Croats from Istria; the Missal rituals follow the Latin Editio princeps with slight differences in the order of some rituals. Date of the printing is shown in the colophon, but the place of printing of still remains to be identified.

According to some researchers, it was printed in Venice, but recent research assume suggests that it might have been printed in Kosinj in the Lika region. Eleven incomplete copies and six fragments have been preserved, five of which are held in Zagreb: two in the National and University Library, two in the library of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts; the Franciscan monastery in Zagreb and the Dominican monastery on the island of Brač have one copy each. The other five copies are kept in the Library of Congress in Washington, in the Russian National Library in St. Petersburg, in the Austrian National Library in Vienna and in the Vatican Library. List of Glagolitic books Spovid općena Hercigonja, Eduard. "Historical and cultural-environmental conditions of the origin and development of croatian glagolitic printing". Slovo. Old Church Slavonic Institute. 34. 1483 missal digitised, at the National and University Library Information page of copy at the Library of Congress Missale Romanum Glagolitice, by Vlasta Radan