Books tagged: japanese literature

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Ready Reference Treatise: Norwegian Wood
Series: Ready Reference Treatises · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,010. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Toru Watanabe is the narrator of the story. The story is told from the first person perspective. The narrator goes back to his past and describes the days while he had been living as a college student in Tokyo, Japan.
Lonely Boy: a biography of Yasunari Kawabata
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,040. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
In spite of his lonely childhood, Yasunari Kawabata thrived and became a famous writer who won a Nobel Prize for literature. Learn about his life, his schooling, his books, and his love of poetry.
Literature and the Para-Rational: Yukio Mishima’s “Spring Snow”
Series: Continuing Education. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,560. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2015. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
This particular short analysis of “Spring Snow” by Yukio Mishima is part of our Continuing Education Series, which hopes to provide readers with thoughtful consideration of various books, stories and essays.
Ready Reference Treatise: Snow Country
Series: Ready Reference Treatises · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,150. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Having published it as a short story in the journal, Kawabata continued to write about the characters. Later on, parts of the novel eventually appeared in five different journals.
The Fart (Tales from Japan)
Price: Free! Words: 8,390. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2014 by Little J Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Asian / Japanese
This is a story of a dramatic event that happened to a boy named Harukichi one warm afternoon in autumn. Harukichi goes to a small school in a small village. Sometimes Harukichi is embarrassed by the way his classmates behave. One day a new teacher named Mr. Fuji arrives from the big city. Another interesting character in this story is Ishitaro. Ishitaro likes to fart. A lot.
Night on the Milky Way Railway
Price: Free! Words: 26,470. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014 by Little J Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Anthologies, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Giovanni is having trouble concentrating at school because he's tired from his part-time job and he doesn't have time to play with any of his friends any more. His local village is getting ready to hold their annual star festival, but Giovanni feels as if he's been left out. But then the most amazing thing happens, and Giovanni finds himself riding on a train heading through the Milky Way.
The Restaurant of Many Orders
Price: Free! Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013 by Little J Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Anthologies, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This is perhaps the most famous of Kenji's short stories and one of his personal favorites, as it was the title story of his one and only self-published collection of short stories. Two hunters go on a hunting trip in the country and end up completely lost. Luckily they come across what appears to be an extremely popular restaurant…but everything is not as it seems.
Buying Mittens
Series: Tales from Japan, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 3,720. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013 by Little J Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Nankichi Niimi is undoubtedly one of Japan's most highly regarded writers of fantasy fiction. Book 3 of Tales from a Japanese Dreamland is an introduction to Niimi's writing through one of his most famous children's stories. The highlight of this delightful children's story is the beautiful description of the foxes' journey through the snow covered woods during the middle of the night.
Kenju's Forest Playground & Ame-ni-mo makezu
Series: Tales from Japan, Book1. Price: Free! Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013 by Little J Books. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Japanese Poetry, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Kenji Miyazawa is undoubtedly one of Japan's most highly regarded writers of fantasy fiction. Book 1 of Tales From A Japanese Dreamland is an introduction to Kenji's writing through his well-known poem Ame-ni-mo makezu and the story of Kenju, which can be thought of as an extension of that poem. Note that both these stories can be found in Book 4 & 5 of the series Tales from a Japanese Dreamland.
Gon the Fox and Other Stories
Series: Tales from Japan, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 18,920. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013 by Little J Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Anthologies
Nankichi Niimi & Kenji Miyazawa are undoubtedly two of Japan's most highly regarded writers of fantasy fiction. Book 4 of Tales From A Japanese Dreamland contains four wonderful stories by Niimi and one story by Kenji. In addition to the title story, this book also includes Grandpa's Lamp as well as Kenji's much loved Ame-ni-mo makezu. A truly wonderful collection.