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Read Real Japanese Fiction: Short Stories by Contemporary Writers with CD (Audio)

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Publisher Comments:

Long-awaited by teachers and students, Read Real Japanese Fiction presents short works by six of todays most daring and provocative Japanese writers. The spellbinding world of Hiromi Kawakami; the hair-raising horror of Otsuichi; the haunting, poignant prose of Banana Yoshimoto; even the poetic word-play of Yoko Tawada whatever a readers taste, he or she is sure to find something of interest and value in this book, suitable for students at the intermediate level and above.

As in real Japanese novels, the text on each page runs from top to bottom and from right to left. Each double-page spread features translations of all the difficult passages. In the back of the book, moreover, is a built-in Japanese-English learners dictionary and a notes section covering issues of nuance, usage, grammar and culture that come up in each story. Best of all, the books comes with a free audio CD containing narrations of the stories, performed by a professional voice actress.

About the Author

MICHAEL EMMERICH graduated from Princeton University. After completing research in Japanese literature studies at Ritsumeikan University in Tokyo, he went on to earn a Ph.D. in Japanese literature from Columbia University. He is the highly acclaimed translator of Nobel laureate Yasunari Kawabatas First Snow on Fuji; Banana Yoshimotos Asleep, Goodbye Tsugumi and Hardboiled and Hard Luck; Genichiro Takahashis Sayonara Gangsters; Mari Akasakas Vibrator; and Taichi Yamadas In Search of a Distant Voice.

Product Details

ISBN:
9784770030580
Subtitle:
Short Stories by Contemporary Writers 1 free CD included
Publisher:
Kodansha USA
Narrated by:
Matsunaga, Reiko
Narrated:
Matsunaga, Reiko
Author:
null, Michael
Author:
Emmerich, Michael
Subject:
Japanese
Subject:
Reference | Language Learning
Subject:
Instruction | Japanese
Subject:
Reference | Language Learning & Instruction | Japanese
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Japanese
Subject:
Reference
Publication Date:
20080602
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.33x5.74x.74 in. .84 lbs.

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