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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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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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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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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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Wonderful Fool
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Shusaku Endo; Francis Mathy
 
Gaston Bonaparte, a young Frenchman, visits Tokyo to stay with his pen-friend Takamori. His appearance is a bitter disappointment to his new friends and his behaviour causes them acute embarrassment.
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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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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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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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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 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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