Japanese Literature

Early works of Japanese literature were heavily influenced by cultural contact with China and Chinese literature, often written in Classical Chinese. Indian literature also had an influence through the diffusion of Buddhism in Japan. Eventually, Japanese literature developed into a separate style in its own right as Japanese writers began writing their own works about Japan, although the influence of Chinese literature and Classical Chinese remained until the end of the Edo period. Since Japan reopened its ports to Western trading and diplomacy in the 19th century, Western and Eastern literatu ...more

New Releases Tagged "Japanese Literature"

The Sakura Obsession: The Incredible Story of the Plant Hunter Who Saved Japan's Cherry Blossoms
コンビニ人間 [Konbini ningen]
Hombres sin mujeres
Ikigai: Los secretos de Japón para una vida larga y feliz
Killing Commendatore
My Brother's Husband, Volume 2
The Girl from the Other Side: Siúil, A Rún, Volume 2 (The Girl from the Other Side, #2)
とんがり帽子のアトリエ 1
僕のヒーローアカデミア 18 [Boku No Hero Academia 18] (My Hero Academia, #18)
僕のヒーローアカデミア 16 [Boku No Hero Academia 16] (My Hero Academia #16)
僕のヒーローアカデミア 17 [Boku No Hero Academia 17] (My Hero Academia, #17)
Red Winter (Red Winter Trilogy, #1)
Een Idea verschijnt (De moord op Commendatore #1)
My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life
The Girl from the Other Side: Siúil, A Rún, Volume 3 (The Girl from the Other Side, #3)
進撃の巨人 19 [Shingeki no Kyojin 19] (Attack on Titan, #19)
Norwegian Wood
Kafka on the Shore
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
Sputnik Sweetheart
After Dark
A Wild Sheep Chase (The Rat, #3)
South of the Border, West of the Sun
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Banana Yoshimoto
With a cold"--she spoke evenly, lowering her eyes a little--"now is the hardest time. Maybe even harder than dying. But this is probably as bad as it can get. You might come to fear the next time you get a cold; it will be as bad as this, but if you just hold steady, it won't be. For the rest of your life. That's how it works. You could take the negative view and live in fear: Will it happen again? But it won't hurt so much if you just accept it as a part of life." With that she looked up at me, ...more
Banana Yoshimoto, Kitchen

Haruki Murakami
No, I don't want your money. The world moves less by money than by what you owe people and what they owe you. I don't like to owe anybody anything, so I keep to myself as much on the lending side as I can.
Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

More quotes...
LGBTQ Manga Book Club Monthly online book club for manga (and sometimes anime) with LGBTQ themes! Open to LGBTQ folks…more
22 members, last active one year ago
Literary People Literary People is a book club for all kinds of readers with a wide array of interests, but with…more
34 members, last active one year ago
Literatura japonesa Este es un grupo de habla hispana para gente que disfrute la escritura de autores japoneses.
3 members, last active 11 months ago
Japanese Novel and Light Novel Book Club We are a book club for readers of light novels, novels from Japan, and novels about Japan. This…more
769 members, last active a day ago


Tags contributing to this page include: japanese-literature and japanese