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  • Counterfeiter and Other Storiesby Yasushi Inoue

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    Human pathos and suffering, loneliness and isolation, fatalism and Buddhistic concepts of predestination form dominant strands in the fabric of virtually all of the writings of Yasushi Inoue. His own separation from his parents when he was a child set the pattern for the basic framework of these moods, particularly that of loneliness. The Japanese... more...

  • The Hunting Gunby Yasushi Inoue; Sanford Goldstein

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 12.95

    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...

  • The Izu Dancer and Other Storiesby Yasunari Kawabata; Yasushi Inoue

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Four stories from two of Japan's most beloved and acclaimed fiction writers. The Izu Dancer was the story that first introduced Kawabata's prodigious talent to the West. This story was originally published in The Atlantic Monthly, in 1958. Stories by Inoue include, “The Counterfeiter,? “Obasute,? and “The Full Moon.? Inoue's stories are at... more...

  • The Samurai Banner of Furin Kazanby Yasushi Inoue; Yoko Riley

    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...

  • The Blue Wolf: A Novel of the Life of Chinggis Khanby Joshua Fogel; Inoue Yasushi

    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...

  • Bullfightby Yasushi Inoue; Michael Emmerich

    Pushkin Press 2013; US$ 10.19

    First English translation of an amazing debut novella by a major and incredibly prolific Japanese author 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,... more...

  • The Hunting Gunby Yasushi Inoue; Michael Emmerich

    Pushkin Press 2014; US$ 10.19

    A tragedy in three letters: the masterpiece of one of Japan's greatest writers A 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... more...

  • LIFE OF A COUNTERFEITERby Yasushi Inoue; Michael Emmerich

    Pushkin Press 2014; US$ 10.19

    Three perfectly balanced stories from one of Japan's greatest authors 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 which are appearing in... more...

  • The Hunting Gunby Yasushi Inoue; Michael Emmerich

    Steerforth Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    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 viewed through the eyes of Shoko, who learns of the affair through reading her mother's... more...

  • Bullfightby Yasushi Inoue; Michael Emmerich

    Steerforth Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    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 unsure if she would like to see him succeed or be destroyed.Yasushi Inoue's novella won... more...