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Snow Country
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Yasunari Kawabata; Edward G....
Shimamura is tired of the bustling city. He takes the train through the snow to the mountains of the west coast of Japan, to meet with a geisha he believes...
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The Silent Cry
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Kenzaburo Oe; John Bester
 
Two brothers, Takashi and Mitsu, return from Tokyo to the village of their childhood. Selling their family home leads them to an inescapable confrontation with their family history.
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Battle Royale
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Koushun Takami
 
"Top of the class" now has a whole new meaning ...
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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
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Yasutaka Tsutsui; David Karashima
 
One of Tsutsui's best-known and most popular works in his native Japan, The Girl Who Leapt through Time is the story of fifteen-year-old schoolgirl Kazuko, who accidentally discovers that she...
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A Riot of Goldfish
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Kanoko Okamoto; David Mitchell; J....
 
Obsession and desire swirl through these two novellas by Kanoko Okamato, as she describes Japanese society poised in a moment of peace before the world was torn apart by war.
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Real World
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Natsuo Kirino
 
In a suburb on the outskirts of Tokyo, four girls drift through tedious summer school classes. Then Toshi's next-door neighbour is found brutally murdered and the girls suspect Worm, the...
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Ryunosuke Akutagawa; Haruki Murakami;...
 
Ryunosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927) is one of Japan's foremost stylists - a modernist master whose short stories are marked by highly original imagery, cynicism, beauty and wild humour. This work features...
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The Face of Another
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Kobo Abe; Kaori Nagai
 
The narrator is a scientist hideously deformed in a laboratory accident - a man who has lost his face and, with it, connection to other people. Even his wife is...
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The Pillow Book
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Sei Shonagon; Meredith McKinney
 
A translation of the idiosyncratic diary of a C10 court lady in Heian Japan. Along with the "Tale of Genji", it is one of the major Japanese classics.
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In The Miso Soup
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Ryu Murakami; Ralph McCarthy
 
It's just before New Year, and Frank, an overweight American tourist, has hired Kenji to take him on a guided tour of Tokyo's nightlife. But, Frank's behaviour is so odd...
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The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
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Yukio Mishima
 
Because of the boyhood trauma of seeing his mother make love to another man in the presence of his dying father, Mizoguchi becomes a hopeless stutterer. Taunted by his schoolmates...
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Kokoro
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Natsume Soseki
 
Deals with the friendship between a young man and an enigmatic elder whom he calls Sensei.
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Amrita
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Banana Yoshimoto
 
An actress dies in shocking circumstances. She leaves behind an unconventional extended family of three who embark on a journey through grief and suffering, memories lost and gained, forbidden romance...
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The Makioka Sisters
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Jun'ichiro Tanizaki; Edward G....
 
Tells the story of four sisters, and the declining fortunes of a traditional Japanese family. This title presents a loving and nostalgic recreation of the sumptuous, intricate upper-class life of...
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