Breaking into Japanese Literature

Breaking into Japanese Literature : Seven Modern Classics in Paralle Text

By (author) Giles Murray


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Reading great books in the original should be the culmination of language study, but reading Japanese literature unassisted is a daunting task that can defeat even the most able of students. Breaking into Japanese Literature is specially designed to help you bypass all the frustration and actually enjoy classics of Japanese literature. Breaking into Japanese Literature features seven graded stories covering a variety of genres: whether it's the spellbinding surrealism of Natsume Soseki's Ten Nights of Dreams, the humor of Akutagawa Ryunosuke's fable

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 132.08 x 187.96 x 20.32mm | 589.67g
  • 01 Jun 2012
  • Kodansha America, Inc
  • English, Japanese
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • 1568364156
  • 9781568364155
  • 63,364

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GILES MURRAY lives in Tokyo where he works as a writer, translator, editor, and copywriter. He is the author of Kodansha International's best-selling "anti-textbook," 13 Secrets for Speaking Fluent Japanese, and appears as Jeremy Hilditch in the Japanese for Busy People: The Video series. Among his translations are Master Modeler: Creating the Tamiya Style (the autobiography of Shunsaku Tamiya, president of Tamiya Inc.) and Love Hina, a manga series about a bespectacled youth who becomes the janitor of a girls' dormitory.

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