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May 31, 2011
| ISBN 9780143118336
May 31, 2011
| ISBN 9781101667484
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May 31, 2011 | ISBN 9780143118336
May 31, 2011 | ISBN 9781101667484
A dual-language edition of Japanese stories—many appearing in English for the first time This volume of eight short stories, with parallel translations, offers students at all levels the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of contemporary literature without having constantly to refer back to a dictionary. The stories—many of which appear here in English for the first time—are by well-known writers like Haruki Murakami and Banana Yoshimoto, as well as emerging voices like Abe Kazushige, Ishii Shinji, and Kawakami Hiromi. From the orthodox to the cutting-edge, they represent a range of styles and themes, showcasing the diversity of Japanese fiction over the past few decades in a collection that is equally rewarding for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of English or Japanese. Complete with notes, the stories make excellent reading in either language.
Michael Emmerich (editor/translator/introducer) is an associate professor in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has translated from Japanese more than a dozen books of both fiction and nonfiction, including Kawakami Hiromi’s… More about Michael Emmerich
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