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Japanese Parallel Text Short Stories


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This volume of eight short stories, with parallel translations, offers students at all levels the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of contemporary literature without having constantly to refer back to a dictionary.

The stories—many of which appear here in English for the first time—are by well-known writers like Haruki Murakami and Banana Yoshimoto, as well as emerging voices like Abe Kazushige, Ishii Shinji, and Kawakami Hiromi. From the orthodox to the cutting-edge, they represent a range of styles and themes, showcasing the diversity of Japanese fiction over the past few decades in a collection that is equally rewarding for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of English or Japanese.

Complete with notes, the stories make excellent reading in either language.



  • Series: Penguin Parallel Text
  • Paperback: 247 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; Bilingual edition
  • Language: Japanese / English