Japan flag Short story books from Japan

Recommended short story books (2)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you are into short story here are some short story books from Japan for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.


Men Without Women : Stories by Haruki Murakami EN

Rating: 3.8     17 Votes
Country: Asia / Japan flag Japan
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Including the story "Drive My Car”—now an Academy Award–nominated film—this collection from the internationally acclaimed author "examines what happens to characters without important women in their lives; it'll move you and confuse you and sometimes leave you with more questions than answers" (Barack Obama). Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are lovesick doctors, students, ex-boyfriends, actors, bartenders, and even Kafka’s Gregor Samsa, brought together to ... continue
Recommended: 04 Sep 2022


The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki EN

0 Ratings
Country: Asia / Japan flag Japan
A major new collection of Japanese short stories, many appearing in English for the first time, with an introduction by Haruki Murakami, author of Killing Commendatore A Penguin Classics Hardcover This fantastically varied and exciting collection celebrates the art of the Japanese short story, from its origins in the nineteenth century to the remarkable practitioners writing today. Edited by acclaimed translator Jay Rubin, who has himself freshly translated some of the stories, and with an introduction by Haruki Murakami, this book is a revelation. Stories by writers already well known to Engl... continue
Tags: Set in JAPAN
Recommended: 16 Jan 2023

Mastodon logo