Short Stories in Japanese: New Penguin Parallel Text (Paperback)

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Short Stories in Japanese: New Penguin Parallel Text (Paperback)

By Michael Emmerich (Editor)

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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 Manazuru; Matsuura Rieko’s The Apprenticeship of Big Toe P; Takahashi Gen’ichirō’s Sayonara, Gangsters; Yoshimoto Banana’s Hardboiled & Hard Luck, There Is No Lid on the Sea, Moonlight Shadow, Goodbye Tsugumi, and Asleep; and Kawabata Yasunari’s First Snow on Fuji.
Product Details ISBN: 9780143118336
ISBN-10: 0143118331
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: May 31st, 2011
Pages: 272
Language: Japanese
Series: Penguin Parallel Text