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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
by Haruki Murakami
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Haruki Murakami is generally considered the greatest Japanese writer of his generation, but at times he seems more in tune with the culture of the West than of his native country. Throughout his work, the food, music, movies, and literature... (read more)

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The Tale of Genji
The Tale of Genji
by Shikibu Murasaki
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The Tale of Genji was written in the eleventh century by Murasaki Shikibu, a lady of the Heian court. It is universally recognized as the greatest masterpiece of Japanese prose narrative, perhaps the earliest true novel in the history of the world. Until... (read more)

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Silence
Silence
by Shusaku Endo
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A novel of faith and doubt set in medieval Japan. Endo relates the history of the Japanese Christians who were persecuted after the rise to power of the samurai in the 17th century, and in particular the plight of Japanese priests who were forced to... (read more)

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Selected Poems
Selected Poems
by Rabindranath Tagore
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The poems of Rabindranath Tagore are among the most haunting and tender in Indian and world literature, expressing a profound and passionate human yearning. His ceaselessly inventive works deal with such subjects as the interplay between God and mortals,... (read more)

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The Sound of Waves
The Sound of Waves
by Yukio Mishima
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Set in a remote fishing village in Japan, The Sound of Waves is a timeless story of first love. A young fisherman is entranced at the sight of the beautiful daughter of the wealthiest man in the village. They fall in love, but must then endure the... (read more)

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The Scarlet Gang of Asakusa
The Scarlet Gang of Asakusa
by Yasunari Kawabata
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In the 1920s, Asakusa was to Tokyo what Montmartre had been to 1890s Paris and Times Square was to be to 1940s New York. Available in English for the first time, The Scarlet Gang of Asakusa, by Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata, captures the decadent... (read more)

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Naoko
Naoko
by Keigo Higashino
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A poignant and wily take on gender relations from a master of the detective story.... (read more)

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My Name is Red
My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk
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At once a fiendishly devious mystery, a beguiling love story, and a brilliant symposium on the power of art, My Name Is Red is a transporting tale set amid the splendor and religious intrigue of sixteenth-century Istanbul, from one of the most prominent... (read more)

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The Selected Poems of Li Po
The Selected Poems of Li Po
by Po Li
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Li Po (A.D. 701-762) lived in T'ang Dynasty China, but his influence has spanned the centuries: the pure lyricism of his poems has awed readers in China and Japan for over a millennium, and through Ezra Pound's translations, Li Po became central to the... (read more)

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Winter Sleep
Winter Sleep
by Kenzo Kitakata
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The legendary Japanese master?s Winter Sleep takes you into the hardboiled world of art — where ex-cons are philosophers, young lovers are combustible, and aesthetics is life. Nakagi, an ex-con painter who has sequestered himself in a mountain... (read more)

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Twinkle Twinkle
Twinkle Twinkle
by Kaori Ekuni
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They got married ten days ago. They haven't had sex yet and they don't intend to. As it turned out, the only way to make their parents get off their backs about trying to find someone was actually finding somone--with whom to put marriage for show... (read more)

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Snow Country
Snow Country
by Yasunari Kawabata
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Hiroshima Notes
Hiroshima Notes
by Kenzaburo Oe
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Hiroshima Notes is a powerful statement on the Hiroshima bombing and its terrible legacy by the 1994 Nobel laureate for literature. Oes account of the lives of the many victims of Hiroshima and the valiant efforts of those who cared for them, both... (read more)

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Snow
Snow
by Orhan Pamuk
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From the acclaimed author of My Name is Red ("a sumptuous thriller" — John Updike; "chockful of sublimity and sin" — New York Times Book Review) comes a spellbinding tale of disparate yearnings — for love, art, power, and God — set in... (read more)

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Soul Mountain
Soul Mountain
by Xingjian Gao
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In 1983 Chinese playwright, critic, fiction writer, and painter Gao Xingjian was diagnosed with lung cancer and faced imminent death. But six weeks later, a second examination revealed the cancer was gone, and he was thrown back into the world of the... (read more)

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A Personal Matter
A Personal Matter
by Kenzaburo Oe
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If you like your books to be a punch in the face, then consider A Personal Matter a good nose bleed of a novel. This is a depiction of human frailty, alienation, despair, and ultimate triumph. Coming to grips with the narrator proved to be quite a... (read more)

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Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather
Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather
by Xingjian Gao
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“ A beautifully composed series of prose pieces that .. stands shoulder to shoulder with some of the foremost fiction of the moment… . Worth close attention of any serious reader.”... (read more)

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The Silent Cry
The Silent Cry
by Kenzaburo Oe
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The Silent Cry traces the uneasy relationship between two brothers who return to their ancestral home, a village in densely forested western Japan. While one brother tries to sort out the after-effects of a friend's suicide and the birth of a retarded... (read more)

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Cast Me Out If You Will (97 Edition)
Cast Me Out If You Will (97 Edition)
by Lalithambika Antherjanam
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   "There have been no women in our part of the country whose names posterity found it worthwhile to cherish," writes Lalithambika Antherjanam in "Come Back", her fictional account of an Indian woman activist's life. In Cast Me Out If You... (read more)

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Zero Over Berlin
Zero Over Berlin
by Joh Sasaki
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1940. Hitler wants to rain death on London but he doesn't have the aircraft. Classified info about a new long-range plane -- the Japanese "Type Zero" -- intrigues Nazi generals who ask their Far Eastern ally for a few prototypes to study. But... (read more)

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