Modern Japanese Short Stories. An Anthology of 25 Short Stories by Japan's Leading Writers.

Modern Japanese Short Stories. An Anthology of 25 Short Stories by Japan's Leading Writers.

Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:
Asia Bookroom
Lawry Place
Macquarie
ACT
(close to the Jamison Centre)

Modern Japanese Short Stories is a remarkable collection of Japanese stories from the pioneers of contemporary Japanese literature. This volume's twenty-five stories, by as many authors, display a wide range of style and subject matter - offering a revealing picture of modern Japanese culture and society. Featuring a new foreword by Japanese literary scholar Seiji Lippit and striking woodcut illustrations by Masakazu Kuwata, the stories are translated by the editor, Ivan Morris, and Edward Seidensticker, George Saito, and Geoffery Sargent.  

This collection of short stories shows why Japanese literature is so highly valued today - it teaches not only about Japan, but about the human condition and the possibilities of art.

We have read well over 80 books since the book group began.