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Short Stories in Japanese

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Informationen zum Autor 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 . Klappentext 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. Leseprobe Table of Contents   Introduction   “Concerning the Sound of a Train Whistle in the Night or On the Efficacy of Fiction” —Murakami Haruki (b. 1949), translated by Michael Emmerich   “A Little Darkness” —Yoshimoto Banana (b. 1964), translated by Michael Emmerich   “Genjitsu House” —Koike Msayo (b. 1959), translated by Michael Emmerich   “The Silent Traders” —Tsushima Yūko (b. 1947), translated by Geraldine Harcourt   “ Mogera Wogura ” —Kawakami Hiromi (b. 1958), translated by Michael Emmerich   “The Maiden in the Manger” —Abe Kazushige (b. 1968), translated by Michael Emmerich   “Where the Bowling Pins Stand” —Ishii Shinji (b. 1966), translated by Michael Emmerich   “Love Suicide at Kamaara” —Yoshida Sueko (b. 1947), translated by Yukie Ohta   Notes on Japanese Texts   Acknowledgments Zusammenfassung 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. ...

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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.

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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.



Résumé
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.

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Table of Contents
 
Introduction
 
“Concerning the Sound of a Train Whistle in the Night or On the Efficacy of Fiction” —Murakami Haruki (b. 1949), translated by Michael Emmerich
 
“A Little Darkness” —Yoshimoto Banana (b. 1964), translated by Michael Emmerich
 
“Genjitsu House” —Koike Msayo (b. 1959), translated by Michael Emmerich
 
“The Silent Traders” —Tsushima Yūko (b. 1947), translated by Geraldine Harcourt
 
Mogera Wogura” —Kawakami Hiromi (b. 1958), translated by Michael Emmerich
 
“The Maiden in the Manger” —Abe Kazushige (b. 1968), translated by Michael Emmerich
 
“Where the Bowling Pins Stand” —Ishii Shinji (b. 1966), translated by Michael Emmerich
 
“Love Suicide at Kamaara” —Yoshida Sueko (b. 1947), translated by Yukie Ohta
 
Notes on Japanese Texts
 
Acknowledgments

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Titre: Short Stories in Japanese
Sous-titre: New Penguin Parallel Text
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Code EAN: 9780143118336
ISBN: 978-0-14-311833-6
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Penguin Books
Genre: Romans et récits
nombre de pages: 272
Poids: 203g
Taille: H196mm x B128mm x T20mm
Année: 2011

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