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- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95
Known primarily as an early interpreter of Japanese culture and customs, the famous writer Lafcadio Hearn also wrote ghost stories?"delicate, transparent, ghostly sketches"?about his adopted land. Many of the stories found in Kwaidan , "stories and studies of strange things," are based on Japanese tales of long ago told to him by his wife; others... more...
- 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...
- Tuttle Publishing 2005; US$ 18.95
The River With No Bridge (Hashi no nai kawa) explores with outspoken frankness a subject still taboo in Japan: the intolerance and bigotry faced daily by Japan's largest minority group, the burakumin . Racially no different from other Japanese, over the centuries the burakumin have been cruelly ostracized for their association with occupations... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2004; US$ 17.95
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 esteemed Tokyo professor and a beautiful university student. As the bodies begin to multiply in the... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2005; US$ 16.95
"This intensely modern novel … provides vivid insights into the alienated condition of a certain type of Japanese whom we may so often glimpse in the streets of Rome or New York—intelligent, perceptive, and desperately lost between two worlds."—Ivan Morris, author of The Nobility of Failure Darkness in Summer is the first serious work of Japanese... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2002; US$ 12.95
The 210th Day reveals another facet of Soseki's skills. Written almost entirely in dialogue form, it demonstrates Soseki's vivid imagination and his gift for striking images. It follows two friend's attempt to climb the rumbling Mount Aso as it threatens to erupt- recording their banter about their backgrounds, behaviors, and reactions to the... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 26.99
O Chonghui is an immensely accomplished author, having won both the Yi Sang and Tongin awards, Korea?s most prestigious prizes for fiction. Translations of her works into Japanese, English, French, and other languages have earned her international acclaim, generating comparisons with Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Munro, and Virginia Woolf. O Chonghui crafts... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95
Harp of Burma is Japan's haunting answer to Germany's well-known requiem for the First World War, All Quiet on the Western Front . Winner of the prestigious Mainichi Shuppan Bunkasho prize, and the subject of an acclaimed film by Ichikawa Kon, Harp of Burma portrays a company of Japanese troops who are losing a desperate campaign against British... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95
Written over the course of 1904-6, Soseki Natsume's comic masterpiece, I Am a Cat , satirizes the foolishness of upper-middle-class Japanese society during the Meiji era. With acerbic wit and sardonic perspective, it follows the whimsical adventures of a world-weary stray kitten who comments on the follies and foibles of the people around him. A... more...