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    Read Real Japanese Fiction: Short Stories by Contemporary Writers (Paperback)(English / Japanese) By (author) Michael Emmerich

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    DescriptionLong-awaited by teachers and students, Read Real Japanese Fiction presents short works by six of todays most daring and provocative Japanese writers. The spellbinding world of Hiromi Kawakami; the hair-raising horror of Otsuichi; the haunting, poignant prose of Banana Yoshimoto; even the poetic word-play of Yoko Tawada whatever a readers taste, he or she is sure to find something of interest and value in this book, suitable for students at the intermediate level and above. As in real Japanese novels, the text on each page runs from top to bottom and from right to left. Each double-page spread features translations of all the difficult passages. In the back of the book, moreover, is a built-in Japanese-English learners dictionary and a notes section covering issues of nuance, usage, grammar and culture that come up in each story. Best of all, the books comes with a free audio CD containing narrations of the stories, performed by a professional voice actress.


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    Title
    Read Real Japanese Fiction
    Subtitle
    Short Stories by Contemporary Writers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Emmerich
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 211 mm
    Height: 142 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    Japanese
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9784770030580
    ISBN 10: 4770030584
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2GJ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    BIC subject category V2: CJBR
    B&T General Subject: 480
    Ingram Subject Code: LF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 28600
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A20524800
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 69
    DC22: 495.6
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.2T
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 46
    BISAC V2.8: FOR014000
    BIC subject category V2: 2GJ
    DC22: 495.686421
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 895.6/30108
    LC classification: PL777.65 .R43 2008
    LC subject heading:
    Edition
    Bilingual edition
    Edition statement
    Bilingual
    Publisher
    Kodansha America, Inc
    Imprint name
    Kodansha International Ltd
    Publication date
    02 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Tokyo
    Author Information
    MICHAEL EMMERICH graduated from Princeton University. After completing research in Japanese literature studies at Ritsumeikan University in Tokyo, he went on to earn a Ph.D. in Japanese literature from Columbia University. He is the highly acclaimed translator of Nobel laureate Yasunari Kawabatas First Snow on Fuji; Banana Yoshimotos Asleep, Goodbye Tsugumi and Hardboiled & Hard Luck; Genichiro Takahashis Sayonara Gangsters; Mari Akasakas Vibrator; and Taichi Yamadas In Search of a Distant Voice.