The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories

The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories

A major new anthology of great Japanese short stories introduced by Haruki Murakami This fantastically varied and exciting collection celebrates the great Japanese short story collection, from its origins in the nineteenth century to the remarkable practitioners writing today. Curated by Jay Rubin (who has himself freshly translated several of the stories) and introduced by A major new anthology of great Japanese short stories introduced by Haruki Murakami This fantastically varied and ...

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Title:The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories
Author:Jay Rubin
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Genres:Short Stories
ISBN:0141395621
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:472 pages pages

The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories Reviews

  • Karen
    Aug 27, 2018
    This is a collection of both well known to me Japanese authors, as well as those I have not heard of before. I enjoyed this collection, with an introduction by a favorite author, Murakami. As always, I enjoyed some more than others. ...
  • Michael
    Oct 30, 2018
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  • Christine
    Oct 30, 2018
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  • Jason Upton
    Oct 16, 2018
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  • Mike
    Oct 04, 2018
    Looking back at the books I have read recently has left me a little disappointed, so I thought "why not find something classic to pull me out of this funk?"... I just downloaded this collection to my iPad. If I cannot find something surprising here, the problem lies in me. ...
  • L S Popovich
    Sep 27, 2018
    Since I've read every word Haruki Murakami has published in English I felt obligated to read his introduction once it showed up in the preview on Amazon. People saying "Haruki Murakami is my favorite author" has now become a cliche. But cliches can sometimes be true. His introduction ...
  • Richard
    Jul 25, 2018
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  • Andrew
    Oct 02, 2018
    This book has taken me a while to read - not because it?s bad, but because I tend to read a few short stories between books. I can?t get into short story collections like a novel, I dip in and out of them over a period of time. This is actually one of the best collections that I ...
  • Claire
    Oct 13, 2018
    While this has taken me nearly a month to read, I have very much enjoyed it. And it's great the stories are both old (early 1900's) and new (as recent as 2012) My favourite sections was 'Dread' the three stories in this sections , 'Hell Screen', 'Filling Up with Sugar' and 'Kudan' w...
  • Greg
    Nov 14, 2018
    A very mixed bag of short stories, some great, some okay and but many just so-so. If you want more details I suggest you read the detailed review by Gavin Leech. ...
  • Ami
    Oct 21, 2018
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  • Katelijne Sommen
    Nov 01, 2018
    There are several supremely haunting short stories in this thematic collection. I like that they're from a lot of different time periods, yet not arranged chronologically. A good introduction to both classic and more contemporary Japanese authors. ...
  • Pyramids Ubiquitous
    Oct 21, 2018
    This was a very strong collection of stories. My only criticism is that there was a bit too much content regarding "Disasters, Natural and Man-Made;" they were mostly one-dimensional. Favorite Stories: The Story of Tomoda and Matsunaga, Patriotism, Unforgettable People, The 1963/198...
  • Duncan Chappell
    Sep 23, 2018
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  • Monique Piquet
    Oct 30, 2018
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  • Theyoungdeer
    Aug 24, 2018
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  • Shivani
    Oct 08, 2018
    While I was reading this book, I found myself wondering why I love Japanese literature to the extent I do. It is one of the most exclusive set of literature based on a culture that differs markedly from any other. Even though Japan has been one of the fast developing nations in the pas...
  • Srinath Sundareswaran
    Oct 15, 2018
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  • Raluca Nagy
    Aug 26, 2018
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  • Hayden Cole-Rajotte
    Aug 28, 2018
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  • Emmett Mottl
    Sep 01, 2018
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  • Jerry Pogan
    Sep 28, 2018
    An absolutely sensational collection of short stories. It includes some of my favorite authors such as Mishima, Kawabata and Murakami but more importantly many authors I was unfamiliar with. I was a little disappointed that it didn't include one of my all-time favorites Kenzaburo Oe bu...
  • josé almeida
    Sep 27, 2018
    outra belssima surpresa oriental. com edio de jay rubin e um curioso prefcio de haruki murakami, neste lanamento recente so reunidos quase quarenta contos de autores japoneses - agrupados no cronologicamente mas sim por temas (o japo e o ocidente, homens e mulheres, na...
  • Gavin Leech
    Nov 13, 2018
    All the classic contradictions - kawaii and banality, sullen obesiance and batshit intensity, mono no aware and sexual frustration. There are five great stories (?Hell Screen?, 'Sanshir?', ?American Hijiki?, ?Pink?, ?Mr. English?) and 10 or so enjoyable squibs (out ...
  • Ella Eyckmans
    Sep 09, 2018
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  • Birta  Þórhallsdóttir
    Oct 08, 2018
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  • Igor Perisic
    Nov 18, 2018
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  • rrrat ratt
    Oct 07, 2018
    Great anthology, and the book itself is gorgeous. I loved the book design, the paper, and the typography. The selected short stories are very varied in style and historical periods, spanning from classics to lesser-known authors. I appreciate particularly the effort to include a fa...
  • Callum
    Oct 09, 2018
    Sweet, powerful short stories - with Japanese translations - allowing for bilinguals to test out their knowledge. Would recommend. ...
  • Sawyer
    Nov 09, 2018
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