The Penguin book of Japanese short stories

This is an anthology of great Japanese short stories introduced by Haruki Murakami. The fantastically varied and exciting collection celebrates the great Japanese short story, from its modern origins in the nineteenth century to the remarkable examples being written today.

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A major anthology of great Japanese short stories introduced by Haruki Murakami

This is a celebration of the Japanese short story from its modern origins in the nineteenth century to remarkable contemporary works. It includes the most well-known Japanese writers - Akutagawa, Murakami, Mishima, Kawabata - but also many surprising new pieces, from Yuko Tsushima's 'Flames' to Banana Yoshimoto's 'Bee Honey'. Ranging over myth, horror, love, nature, modern life, a diabolical painting, a cow with a human face and a woman who turns into sugar, The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories is filled with fear, charm, beauty and comedy.

Edited by Jay Rubin with an introduction by Haruki Murakami

Additional information

Weight 394 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 24 mm
Author

Publisher

Penguin Classics

Imprint

Penguin Classics

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xlv, 517

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

895.630108 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K