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The Tale Of Genji: The Authentic First Translation Of The World's Earliest Novel

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The most famous work of Japanese literature and the world's first novel-written a thousand years ago and one of the enduring classics of world literature. Written centuries before the time of Shakespeare and even Chaucer, The Tale of Genji marks the birth of the…
Asleep
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|July 22, 2001

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Demonstrating again the artful simplicity and depth of her vision, Banana Yoshimoto reestablishes her place as a writer of international stature in a book that may be her most delightful since Kitchen. In Asleep, Yoshimoto spins the stories of three young women…
Hardboiled and Hard Luck
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|September 24, 2006

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In cherished novels such as Kitchen and Goodbye Tsugumi , Banana Yoshimoto's warm, witty, and heartfelt depictions of the lives of young Japanese have earned her international acclaim and best-seller status. Her insightful, spare vision returns in two novellas…
Short Stories In Japanese: New Penguin Parallel Text
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|May 31, 2011

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A dual-language edition of Japanese stories—many appearing in English for the first time   This volume of eight short stories, with parallel translations, offers students at all levels the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of contemporary literature…
Goodbye Tsugumi
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|June 13, 2003

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Banana Yoshimoto's novels of young life in Japan have made her an international sensation. Goodbye Tsugumi is an offbeat story of a deep and complicated friendship between two female cousins that ranks among her best work. Maria is the only daughter of an…
Manazuru: A Novel
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|November 24, 2017

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Both startlingly restless and immaculately compact, Manazuru paints the portrait of a woman on the brink of her own memories and future. Twelve years have passed since Kei's husband, Rei, disappeared and she was left alone with her three-year-old daughter. Her…
Read Real Japanese Fiction: Short Stories by Contemporary Writers
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|June 21, 2013

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Long-awaited by teachers and students, Read Real Japanese Fiction presents short works by six of today’s most daring and provocative Japanese writers. The spellbinding world of Hiromi Kawakami; the hair-raising horror of Otsuichi; the haunting, poignant…
Dandelions
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|December 12, 2017

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A fascinating discovery, Dandelions is Kawabata's final novel, left incomplete when he committed suicide in 1972. Beautifully spare and deeply strange, Dandelions explores love and madness and consists almost entirely conversations between a woman identified…
100 Things Michigan State Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
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|October 15, 2016

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100 Things Michigan State Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource guide for true fans of Michigan State football and men’s basketball. Whether a die-hard booster from the days of Jumpin’ Johnny Green or a new supporter of…
Life Of A Counterfeiter
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|March 10, 2015

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A master forger lives in obscurity and disappointment, oppressed by the shadow of the artist whose work he copies. Unglamorous, unadorned lives such as this form the focus of Yasushi Inoue's tenderly observed, elegantly distilled short stories - two of…
The Hunting Gun
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|September 23, 2014

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A tragedy in three letters: THE masterpiece of one of Japan's greatest writers The Hunting Gun follows the consequences of a tragic love affair. Told from the viewpoints of three different women, this is a story of the psychological impact of illicit love. First…
Bullfight
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|December 10, 2013

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Tsugami, the editor-in-chief of a newspaper in war-scarred Osaka, agrees to sponsor a bullfight. For months this great gamble consumes him, makes him as wary and combative as if he was in a ring himself. And, as he becomes ever more distant, his lover Sakiko is…
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