The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories

By: Rubin, Jay (editor)

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A major new collection of Japanese short stories, many appearing in English for the first time, with an introduction by Haruki Murakami, author of Killing Commendatore

A Penguin Classics Hardcover

This fantastically varied and exciting collection celebrates the art of the Japanese short story, from its origins in the nineteenth century to the remarkable practitioners writing today. Edited by acclaimed translator Jay Rubin, who has himself freshly translated some of the stories, and with an introduction by Haruki Murakami, this book is a revelation.

Stories by writers already well known to English-language readers are included--like Tanizaki, Akutagawa, Murakami, Mishima, Kawabata, and Yoshimoto--as well as many surprising new finds. From Yuko Tsushima's "Flames" to Yuten Sawanishi's "Filling Up with Sugar" to Shin'ichi Hoshi's "Shoulder-Top Secretary" to Banana Yoshimoto's "Bee Honey," The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories is filled with fear, charm, beauty, and comedy.

Title: The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories

Author: Rubin, Jay (editor)

Categories: Fiction, Anthologies, Japan,

Publisher: N Y, Penguin: 2018

ISBN Number: 0141395621

ISBN Number 13: 9780141395623

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: Anthologies

Seller ID: 148257