Great Japanese Stories: 10 Parallel Texts
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 Harukii, Oba Minako, Ota Yoko and Uchida Hyakken.