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- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 8.99
A modern classic in Japan on par with The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or The Catcher in the Rye, Botchan is a very popular Japanese novel and still widely read decades after its first publication. Botchen , a timeless Japanese novel written by Japan's most beloved novelist, Soseki Natsume, is now available in a revised edition featuring a... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 15.99
Geisha in Rivalry , first published as Udekurabe in 1918, has a secure place among Kafu Nagai's masterpieces. Set against the backdrop of Tokyo's Shimbashi geisha district, a company of vivid characters play out their drama of illicit love, shady intrigue, and unrelenting rivalry. In the forefront are the geisha: some powerful and spiteful like... more...
- 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 2011; US$ 12.99
Readers of medieval Japanese literature have long been captivated by its romance and philosophy. In this volume, two acclaimed thirteenth-century classics, The Ten Foot Square Hut and Tales of the Heike , are presented in translation. The Ten Foot Square Hut (the Hojoki ) takes its title from a four and half mat sized Tearoom, the size of the... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 6.99
**Winner of the Noma Prize for New Writers** Set in rural Japan as the height of the bubble economy, Distant Thunder tells of a farming village gradually effaced by urbanization, corruption, and greed. After Matsuzo Wada has sold off the family's land and left his wife for another woman, his son Mitsuo is determined to support himself and his... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1997; US$ 6.99
These classic Japanese short stories are masterfully translated and a joy to read. The medieval period in Japan, spanning the years from about 1200 to 1600, was a time of rapid cultural development that saw the emergence and refinement of many new art forms. One of these was the religious folk tale, or setsuwa, many collections of which were compiled... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 15.99
This collection of Japanese literature features the works of noted Japanese novelist Koda Rohan. Japanese literary history usually classifies Koda Rohan as an idealist writer, and the three stories included in this anthology belong to this genre. The Five-Storied Pagoda , one of Koda's best-known works, is the moving account of a misunderstood... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2004; US$ 11.99
Murder and mayhem are coupled with Japanese folklore and fable in this riveting tale of suspense. When the body of one of Nagano Prefecture's most prominent businessmen is found propped against a tree on Poison Plain, home of the legendary Demoness Maple, Inspector Takemura finds himself searching for the killer with the help and hindrance of an... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2007; US$ 8.99
Twenty Four Eyes is a deeply pacifist Japanese novel based on the perversion and inhumanity of modern war. Set on Shodoshima, a small island in the Inland Sea, and covering a twentyyear period embracing prewar, wartime, and early postwar Japan, it centers on the relationship between a primary school teacher, Miss Oishi, and the twelve island children... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2006; US$ 5.99
First published as Hanamushiro in 1948, the setting for The Flower Mat is eighteenth-century Japan, a time when familes were bound together by a rigid code of honor and individual lives were of necessity valued far less than the interests of the group. It tells of a young bride, Ichi, born into such a tradition, groomed in the virtues of ideal... more...