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Short stories

Paperback (11 Jan 2024) | English,Japanese

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Publisher's Synopsis

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 Japanese literature from the past hundred years. 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 bombing of Hiroshima, this remarkable collection includes works from beloved authors Abe Akira, Akutagawa Ryunosuke, Betsuyaku Minoru, Hoshi Shin'ichi, Kawakami Mieko, Kono Taeko, Murakami Haruki, Oba Minako, Ota Yoko and Uchida Hyakken.

Book information

ISBN: 9780241634479
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 895.630108
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English,Japanese
Sales rank: 3323
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 204g
Height: 129mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 18mm