Great Japanese Stories 10 Parallel Texts

By Penguin
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A captivating selection of short stories in the original Japanese alongside their English translations

This new dual-language edition of ten stories selected from The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories celebrates some of the very best twentieth-century literature from Japan. Each story appears in the original Japanese alongside an expert English translation, providing unique cultural insight and literary inspiration for language learners. Ranging from a witty send-up of modern social graces to a powerful evocation of the aftermath of the atomic bomb, this remarkable collection includes works from beloved authors Abe Akira, Uchida Hyakken, Kawakami Mieko, Oba Minako, Betsuyaku Minoru, Haruki Murakami, Akutagawa Ryunosuke, Hoshi Shin’ichi, Kono Taeko, and Ota Yoko.

272 pages


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