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Title: シドニィ・シェルダンの世界 : 全ベストセラー小説の総括
Other Titles: The World of Sidney Sheldon : Summaries of All His Best Sellers
Authors: 横山, 孝一
Issue Date: 30-Mar-2021
Publisher: 群馬工業高等専門学校
Citation: 群馬高専レビュー,(39),37-48
Abstract: Sidney Sheldon(1917-2007),a legendarybest-selling American novelistof romantic suspense, was also very popular inJapan. According to the top ten listsincluding Japanese authors, his nameappeared for 7 consecutive years from 1988to 1994. This unbreakable record is generally assumedby Japanese critics,who areapparently unfamiliarwith hiswork,to bethanks to the unique translational methodcalled "cho-yaku" (literally, super-translation)invented by TatsuyukiTENMA(pen name of KunioMASHIKO),a kind of techniqueenabling anAmerican novelto look like one originally writtenin Japanese. Mr.Tenma, as the presidentof the publishing house Academy Shuppan, seems to have builta close relationship with SidneySheldon, getting his trust and permission to translatenot only mostof Sheldon'swell-known 18 novelsbut also rare ones unpublishedin the United States such as Man on the Run, The Dictator, and The Revenge. The Chase(1984), in whichMasao, the 18-year-old Japanese heir to aSony-likeinternational company,surviveswith asamurai spirithis uncle's devilish plot in the US,remainsan unforgettablepresent to Japan from SidneySheldonbecause it was kindly and earnestly written for Japanese learners of English, responding to Mr.Tenma's unusual request. Probablycho-yakuhelped Sheldon'sbooks sell as well as in his home country, but itwas undoubtedlySheldon's genius instorytelling that kepthis Japanese fans absorbed in turning the page.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10087/13320
ISSN: 2433-9776
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