Spanning 60 years of 20th century Japanese literature, this anthology covers Japan's growth from a more traditional country into a distinctly modern one. Most of these stories had not been previously translated into English, opening up a vast new literary canon to Western readers. Award-winning translation Lane Dunlop introduces a cast of characters that stray beyond stereotypical images of bowing geisha and dark-suited businessmen.
The 14 stories include:
The Fox by Nagai Kafu
Flash Storm by Satomi Ton
One Woman and the War by Sakaguchi Ango
Borneo Diamond by Hayashi Fumiko
Invitation to Suicide by Watanabe Jun'ichi
Lovers of fiction and students of Japan are certain to find these stories absorbing, engaging and instructive.
About the Author: Lane Dunlop has won several awards for translation, including the Japan--US Friendship Award for Literary Translation for both 'A Late Chrysanthemum' and 'Twenty-four Stories' from the Japanese, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award in Literature. He is co-translator of Yasunari's Kawabata 'Palm-of-the-Hand Stories' and the translator of numerous Japanese novels, including Kafu Nagai's 'During the Rains & Flowers in the Shade: Two Novellas'.