Autumn Wind and Other Stories (9784805308509)

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Tuttle Publishing
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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'.