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- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 3.99
"These three stories illustrate Inoue's versatility, his mastery of detail and his control of narrative structure. Inoue presents the tale as mystery and solution, the tale as psychoanalytic exploration, the tale as emblematic social history." Arizona Quarterly In The Counterfeiter , a writer is commissioned to write the biography of a famous... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 3.99
The Hunting Gun , set in the period immediately after the Second World War, is the story of a tragic love affair and its psychological impact?not only on the lovers themselves but on all those close to them. The narrative is related from three points of view: Saiko, the guilt-ridden mistress; Shoko, her pathetic, disillusioned daughter; and Midori,... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 6.99
This Japanese literature collection contains four translated stories from two of Japan's most beloved and acclaimed fiction writers. The Izu Dancer , Yasunari Kawabata's first work to bring him recognition as a writer, is a novella about six Izu Peninsula travelers. As the six travelers journey together, intimacy develops and friendship overcomes... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95
Originally published in Japanese in 1959, this classic novel by Yasushi Inoue takes place during the Japanese Warring Era (1467-1573)-a time when Japan was ruled by three young powerful warlords: Takeda Shingen, Iwagawa Yoshimoto, and Hojo Ujiyasu. The story focuses on Takeda Shingen and his one-eyed, crippled strategist, Yamamoto Kansuke. The brilliant... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 34.99
One of the world's most ruthless warriors, Chinggis Khan conquered nearly all of Asia in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, transforming the scattered and impoverished Mongols into an exceptionally proud and powerful nation. In this riveting and thoroughly researched portrait, Japan's celebrated epic novelist drives at the root of the khan's great... more...
- New York Review Books 2011; US$ 16.95
More than a thousand years ago, an extraordinary trove of early Buddhist sutras and other scriptures was secreted away in caves near the Silk Road city of Tun-huang. But who hid this magnificent treasure and why? In Tun-huang , the great modern Japanese novelist Yasushi Inoue tells the story of Chao Hsing-te, a young Chinese man whose accidental failure... more...
- Pushkin Press 2013; US$ 10.19
First English translation of an amazing debut novella by a major and incredibly prolific Japanese authorTsugami, 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... more...
- Pushkin Press 2014; US$ 10.19
A tragedy in three letters: the masterpiece of one of Japan's greatest writersA lover, her daughter and the abandoned wife: three letters by three women tell the story of a love affair's tragic consequences. First Shoko, who finds out about the infidelity through reading her mother's diary; then Midori, the wife who has always known but never told;... more...
- Pushkin Press 2014; US$ 10.19
Three perfectly balanced stories from one of Japan's greatest authorsA 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 which are appearing in English... more...