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Autumn Wind: And Other Stories

3.71  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
An anthology featuring stories by Japanese masters -- Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Fumiko Hayashi -- and other writers.
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Published August 1st 1994 by Tuttle Publishing
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David
May 29, 2016 David rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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"The Fox" by Kafū Nagai: Boy's wealthy family has a fox on their Tokyo estate.
"Flash Storm" by Ton Satomi: Young man and his best friend's cute wife.
"The Garden" by Akutagawa Ryunosuke: Old family try to maintain an old garden. It's turned over to a railway line. That's Japan!
"Grass" by Juichiya Gisaburo: Two brothers, one girl.
"Mount Hiei" by Yokomitsu Riichi: Man takes wife and child up a mountain.
"Ivy Gates" by Kanoko Okamoto: Family's old maidservant and neighbourhood girl.
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David Bonesteel
Jun 07, 2013 David Bonesteel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lane Dunlop has translated a handful of Japanese short stories by well-regarded authors. All of them are set in the early- to mid-twentieth century. Many of these stories are rather quiet and contemplative, perhaps too much so for many American readers (I don't exclude myself from this). These authors often spend much time on the details of the natural environment, using them to highlight or provide contrast with their characters' emotions, thoughts, and situations. On more than one occasion, I ...more
David B
Feb 01, 2014 David B rated it really liked it
Lane Dunlop has translated a handful of Japanese short stories by well-regarded authors. All of them are set in the early- to mid-twentieth century. Many of these stories are rather quiet and contemplative, perhaps too much so for many American readers (I don't exclude myself from this). These authors often spend much time on the details of the natural environment, using them to highlight or provide contrast with their characters' emotions, thoughts, and situations. On more than one occasion, I ...more
Tawny
I enjoyed how the authors highlighted certain scenes, making them as important to the story as the characters and plot, like so many Japanese films do. I could picture myself there in the flash storm, in the Japanese garden, on the mountain ridge, in a bamboo grove. Favorite line: "Like most women, as she considered a fact that she had placed center stage in her consciousness, if she felt it was an inconvenient fact that might make for trouble in a given situation, she at once and skillfully pus ...more
Yi
Aug 28, 2016 Yi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
《actually finished it a few days ago but watevs》 was really looking forward to reading this but it was just...meh, i think because the recurring motif of sex(?) put me off and there's only so many stories i can read in a row with allusions to sex!!! the stories read on their own would be ok but as a collection...not really stellar in my honest opinion.
Brianna
Aug 24, 2015 Brianna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful collection of stories. One of them was a little harder to comprehend but beyond that the stories were a great read. Good variety and very well done. I highly suggest it to others who want a glimpse of Japanese daily culture through literature
Sae-chan
Sep 02, 2016 Sae-chan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: japanese-writers
A good collection of short stories. Most of them centred to a specific event. How's before and how's after.

But I guess I give it a 4-star rating because it was a break from a long streak of bad books. Kind of an "autumn wind" for me :-)
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"The Peony Garden" by Nagai Kafu is possibly one of the best short stories ever written.
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