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Breaking into Japanese Literature Seven Modern Classics in Parallel Text

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ISBN-10: 1568364156

ISBN-13: 9781568364155

Edition: N/A

Authors: Giles Murray

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Reading great books in the original should be the culmination of language study, but reading Japanese literature unassisted is a daunting task that can defeat even the most able of students.Breaking into Japanese Literatureis specially designed to help you bypass all the frustration and actually enjoy classics of Japanese literature.Breaking into Japanese Literaturefeatures seven graded stories covering a variety of genres: whether it's the spellbinding surrealism of Natsume Soseki'sTen Nights of Dreams, the humor of Akutagawa Ryunosuke's fable of temple life ("The Nose"), or the excitement of his historic thrillers ("In a Grove" and "Rashomon"), you are sure to find a story that appeals to…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Publisher: Kodansha International
Publication date: 6/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Giles Murray was born in London in 1966. Aftergraduating from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, he moved to Tokyo tostudy Japanese. Among his translations are Kumiko Kakehashi's So Sad to Fall in Battle, MasahikoFujiwara's The Dignity of the Nation,and Yo Hemmi's Gush.