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Hez | 7 comments Anyone ever read this book? Its some of the best Japanese lit I've read. Kind of like Haruki Murakami but deeper, and funnier. I love the post-war period for literature. It has all the same concerns as contemporary stuff but they write better because they had imperial education. The translation is good (I don't read Japanese but I mean I like the English). Royall Tyler (cool name in a toffy sort of way) also did Flowers of Grass, which is also good, kind of like a post war Norwegian Wood.


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Christian (comeauch) | 362 comments For convenience: The Glass Slipper and Other Stories

Sounds interesting!


message 3: by Hez (last edited Jan 30, 2017 04:24PM) (new)

Hez | 7 comments Christian wrote: "For convenience: The Glass Slipper and Other Stories

Sounds interesting!"


Oh thanks for that link, I should have done that. Here's the other one:

Flowers of Grass

Highly recommended. Yasuoka Shotaro apparently became a writer after returning from war and coming down with a terrible spinal condition that made him bedridden (he later recovered). His stories do have a feverish energy.


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