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The Penguin book of Japanese short stories
Genre Form
short stories
Translations. fst01423791 (Source: OCoLC)
Short stories.
original (jpn)
Translated from the Japanese
Geographic Coverage
DDC: 895.630108 full
Identified By
Lccn: 2018410321
text (Source: rdacontent)
Includes translation
"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." -- Publisher's description
Table Of Contents
Japan and the West: The story of Tomoda and Matsunaga / Tanizaki Jun'ichirō, translated by Paul Warham ; Behind the prison / Nagai Kafū, translated by Jay Rubin ; Sanshiro / Natsume Sōseki, translated by Jay Rubin
Loyal Warriors: The last testament of Okitsu Yagoemon / Mori Ōgai. translated by Richard Bowring ; Patriotism / Mishima Yukio, translated by Geoffrey W. Sargent
Men and Women: Flames / Tsushima Yūko, translated by Geraldine Harcourt ; In the box / Kōno Taeko, translated by Jay Rubin ; Remaining flowers / Nakagami Kenji, translated by Eve Zimmerman ; Bee honey / Yoshimoto Banana, translated by Michael Emmerich ; The smile of a mountain witch / Ohba Minako, translated by Noriko Mizuta ; A bond for two lifetimes: gleanings / Enchi Fumiko, translated by Phyllis Birnbaum
Nature and Memory: Peaches / Abe Akira, translated by Jay Rubin ; The tale of the house of physics / Ogawa Yōko, translated by Ted Goossen ; Unforgettable people / Kunikida Doppo, translated by Jay Rubin ; The 1963/1982 girl from Ipanema / Murakami Haruki, translated by Jay Rubin ; Cambridge Circus / Shibata Motoyuki, translated by Jay Rubin
Modern Life and Other Nonsense: Closet LLB / Uno Kōji, translated by Jay Rubin ; Mr English / Genji Keita, translated by Jay Rubin ; Factory town / Betsuyaku Minoru, translated by Royall Tyler ; Dreams of love, etc. / Kawakami Mieko, translated by Hitomi Yoshio ; Shoulder-top secretary / Hoshi Shin'ichi, translated by Jay Rubin
Dread: Hell screen / Akutagawa Ryūnosuke, translated by Jay Rubin ; Filling up with sugar / Sawanishi Yūten, translated by Jay Rubin ; Kudan / Uchida Hyakken, translated by Rachel DiNitto
Disasters, Natural and Man-Made: The Great kanto earthquake, 1923: The great earthquake and General Kim / Akutagawa Ryūnosuke, translated by Jay Rubin ; The atomic bombings, 1945: Hiroshima, City of doom / Ōta Yōko, translated by Richard H. Minear ; Insects / Seirai Yūichi, translated by Paul Warham ; Post-war Japan: The silver fifty-sen pieces / Kawabata Yasunari, translated by Lane Dunlop ; American Hijiki / Nosaka Akiyuki ; translated by Jay Rubin ; Pink / Hoshino Tomoyuki, translated by Brian Bergstrom ; The Kobe earthquake, 1995: UFO in Kushiro / Murakami Haruki, translated by Jay Rubin ; The Tohoku earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown, 2011: Weather-watching hill / Saeki Kazumi, translated by David Boyd ; Planting / Matsuda Aoko, translated by Angus Turvill ; Same as always / Satō Yūya, translated by Rachel DiNitto.
Authorized Access Point
Rubin, Jay, 1941- Penguin book of Japanese short stories
Authorized Access Point Variant
Murakami, Haruki, 1949- Penguin book of Japanese short stories