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Aders are all included here Tanizaki Akutagawa Murakami Mishima Kawabata but also many surprising new finds From Yuko Tsushimas Flames to Yuten Sawanishis Filling Up with Sugar from Shinichi Hoshis Shoulder Top Secretary to Banana Yoshimotos Bee H. If you want to get your feet wet reading Japanese authors this is a good place to start Although the lion s share of stories are those translated by Jay Rubin there is enough translated by others to give a well rounded look at what is available out there in the world of Japanese fiction From here the sky is the limit

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The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories (Penguin Classics Hardcover)

Oney The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories is filled with fear charm beauty and comedyCurated by Jay Rubin who has himself freshly translated several of the stories and introduced by Haruki Murakami this book will be a revelation to its reade. This was a tough read I generally like Japanese literature I did not think these stories were well written I finished the book but found it unsatisfying

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This fantastically varied and exciting collection celebrates the great Japanese short story from its modern origins in the nineteenth century to the remarkable works being written today Short story writers already well known to English language re. I really like Japanese literature so I m always trying to read new authors and books These stories were very well chosen I discovered new authors and absolutely LOVED Filling Up with Sugar The Tale of the House of Physics and Factory Town


13 thoughts on “The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories (Penguin Classics Hardcover)

  1. says:

    You don't need to read this from beginning to end. It is not a conventional collection of stories that should be rushed through. You can read the stories of this book in any order. Take your time. Jay Rubin did an excellent job editing this collection using interesting topic headings such as: NATURE AND MEMORY, MODERN L

  2. says:

    This a wonderful collection of short stories and the editor (Jay Rubin) did a good job of organizing the short stories into various categories. Murakami Haruki did a good job with his introduction (as well as his two short stories inc

  3. says:

    I really like Japanese literature so I'm always trying to read new authors and books. These stories were very well chosen, I discovered new authors and absolutely LOVED 'Filling Up with Sugar' , 'The Tale of the House of Physics' and 'Factory T

  4. says:

    If you want to get your feet wet reading Japanese authors, this is a good place to start. Although the lion's share of stories are those translated by Jay Rubin, there is enough translated by others to give a well rounded look at what is available out there in the world of Japanese fiction. From here, the sky is the limit!

  5. says:

    I enjoyed all of them including 'Tale of the House of Physics' The best short story that I have read in the past year.

  6. says:

    Stories with marvelous twists and turns. Some good, some surprising, some bad. The good and surprising make up for the bad. I loved reading about the impact of the Atom bomb on the lives of those who lived durin

  7. says:

    This volume deserves a prize for its design, which is gorgeous, My only problem is lack of general knowledge of

  8. says:

    This was a tough read. I generally like Japanese literature. I did not think these stories were well written. I finished the book but found it unsatisfying.

  9. says:

    I cannot understand why this book has so many good reviews. Frankly, the stories they've chosen are rubbish. At least the 6 that I read were. I decided not to waste my time reading any. I lived in Japan for 20 years and have read quite a lot of Japanese literature so it's not as if I am totally new to the genre. There are some great

  10. says:

    I’m not reviewing this for the content, but for the quality of the physical book overall. I bought it as a valentines gift and the quality was so bad I returned it as it would be embarrassing to send. The paper is really flimsy like the free books you used to get in the front of magazines. The print quality is bad too with really small le

  11. says:

    I usually download short stories on Kindle to have something handy to read at all times. I know little of Japanese literature and thought it was a good place to start. Not disappointed I have only read the first one so far and look forward to the rest which promise to be varied and entertaining.

  12. says:

    This book contains 35 short stories by many of the most prominent Japanese writers (at least among authors whose works are translated into English,) including: Jun’ichiro Tanizaki, Natsume Soseki, Yukio Mishima

  13. says:

    Inside of the book is fine but I purchased this book with the promise that it was ‘very good’ quality wise. That’s a stretch at best. The cover is very mangled/creased and ripped on the back. With the inside couple of pages, front and back, also being very mangled. This was meant to be a gift but I’d be embarrassed to give t