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The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories (Penguin Classics Hardcover)

Aders are all included here Tanizaki Akutagawa Murakami Mishima Kawabata but also many surprising new finds From Yuko Tsushimas Flames to Yuten Sawanishis Filling Up with Sugar from Shinichi Hoshis Shoulder Top Secretary to Banana Yoshimotos Bee H. I enjoyed all of them including Tale of the House of Physics The best short story that I have read in the past year

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This fantastically varied and exciting collection celebrates the great Japanese short story from its modern origins in the nineteenth century to the remarkable works being written today Short story writers already well known to English language re. I really like Japanese literature so I m always trying to read new authors and books These stories were very well chosen I discovered new authors and absolutely LOVED Filling Up with Sugar The Tale of the House of Physics and Factory Town

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Oney The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories is filled with fear charm beauty and comedyCurated by Jay Rubin who has himself freshly translated several of the stories and introduced by Haruki Murakami this book will be a revelation to its reade. I cannot understand why this book has so many good reviews Frankly the stories they ve chosen are rubbish At least the 6 that I read were I decided not to waste my time reading any I lived in Japan for 20 years and have read uite a lot of Japanese literature so it s not as if I am totally new to the genre There are some great short stories from Japan but they don t seem to appear in this collection In the end I just wondered about the selection criteria Obscure Arty Complex UnconventionalSPOILER ALERT Here s a description of the first 6 in my opinion1 Simply by eating and boozing a lot for a few months a man manages to completely change his appearance so that even his close friends don t recognize him Then he stops boozing and his appearance goes back to normal Then he does it all again Really Is this early magical realism2 It s not even a story Pages of a narrator complaining about something3 Ought to be good seeing as it s by Natsume but it s not Man meets a bloke on a train has a conversation That s it4 A samurai explains why he s going to commit suicide and then does it5 Another warrior suicide described in intimate detail Yes that s the story6 Utter nonsense

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Jay Rubin b 1941 is an American academic translator and as of 2015 novelist He is best known for his translations of the works of the Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami He has written about Murakami the novelist Natsume Soseki 1867 1916 the short story writers Kunikida Doppo 1871 1908 and Akutagawa Ryunosuke 1892 1927 prewar Japanese literary censorship Noh drama and Japanese grammar In May 2015 Chin Music Press published his novel THE SUN GODS set in Seattle against the background of the incarceration of 120000 US citizens and non citizens of Japanese ancestry during World War IIRubin has a PhD in Japanese literature from the University of Chicago He taught at the University of Washington for eighteen years and then moved to Harvard University from which he retired in 2006 He lives near Seattle where he continues to write and translate



13 thoughts on “The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories (Penguin Classics Hardcover)

  1. says:

    You don't need to read this from beginning to end. It is not a conventional collection of stories that should be rushed through. You can read the stories of this book in any order. Take your time. Jay Rubin did an excellent job editin

  2. says:

    This a wonderful collection of short stories and the editor (Jay Rubin) did a good job of organizing the short stories into various

  3. says:

    I really like Japanese literature so I'm always trying to read new authors and books. These stories were very well chosen, I discovered new authors and absolutely LOVED 'Filling Up with Sugar' , 'The Tale of the House of Physics' and 'Factory Town'.

  4. says:

    If you want to get your feet wet reading Japanese authors, this is a good place to start. Although the lion's share of stories are those translated by Jay Rubin, there is enough translated by others to give a well rounded look at what is available out there in the world of Japanese fiction. From here, the sky is the limit!

  5. says:

    I enjoyed all of them including 'Tale of the House of Physics' The best short story that I have read in the past year.

  6. says:

    Stories with marvelous twists and turns. Some good, some surprising, some bad. The good and surprising make up for the bad. I loved reading a

  7. says:

    This volume deserves a prize for its design, which is gorgeous, My only problem is lack of general knowledge of modern Japanese literature, which it illustrates, albeit In piecemeal fashion. One can work through it, to one’s profit.

  8. says:

    This was a tough read. I generally like Japanese literature. I did not think these stories were well written. I finished the book but found it

  9. says:

    I cannot understand why this book has so many good reviews. Frankly, the stories they've chosen are rubbish. At least the 6 that I read were. I decided not to waste my time reading any. I lived in Japan for 20 years and have read qui

  10. says:

    I’m not reviewing this for the content, but for the quality of the physical book overall. I bought it as a valentines gift and the quality was so bad I returned it as it would be embarrassing to send. The paper is really flimsy like the free books you used to get in the front of magazines. The print quality is bad too with reall

  11. says:

    I usually download short stories on Kindle to have something handy to read at all times. I know little of Japan

  12. says:

    This book contains 35 short stories by many of the most prominent Japanese writers (at least among authors whose works are

  13. says:

    Inside of the book is fine but I purchased this book with the promise that it was ‘very good’ quality wise. That’s a stretch at best. The cover is very mangled/creased and ripped on the back. With the inside couple of pages, front and back, also being very mangled. This was meant to be a gift but I’d be embarrasse

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