The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories

The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Short Stories & Anthologies
Paperback Published on: 04/04/2019
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Synopsis

A major anthology of great Japanese short stories introduced by Haruki Murakami

This is a celebration of the Japanese short story from its modern origins in the nineteenth century to remarkable contemporary works. It includes the most well-known Japanese writers - Akutagawa, Murakami, Mishima, Kawabata - but also many surprising new pieces, from Yuko Tsushima's 'Flames' to Banana Yoshimoto's 'Bee Honey'. Ranging over myth, horror, love, nature, modern life, a diabolical painting, a cow with a human face and a woman who turns into sugar, The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories is filled with fear, charm, beauty and comedy.

Edited by Jay Rubin with an introduction by Haruki Murakami

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241311905
  • Number of pages: 576
  • Weight: 393g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 24 mm

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