Heaven's Wind (Amatsukaze)

Heaven's Wind (Amatsukaze) : A dual language anthology of contemporary Japanese writing

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Heaven’s Wind – Amatsukaze – is a superb collection of stories by five of Japan’s leading contemporary authors. A perfect suburban housewife plans for the future… The Otter by Kuniko Mukoda – Naoki Prize Winner 1980 A misfit schoolgirl goes to get what she wants… Ball by Natsuko Kuroda – Akutagawa Prize Winner 2013 An heiress finds friendship with a young couple by the sea… Summer Blanket by Kaori Ekuni – Naoki Prize Winner 2004 A village wife leaves home in search of her lost child… The Child over There by Mitsuyo Kakuta – Naoki Prize Winner 2005 A young woman thinks she’s found the perfect job… Planting by Aoko Matsuda – Nominated for Yukio Mishima Prize 2013 Presented in Japanese/English parallel-text format with translations by award-winning translator Angus Turvill. Written between the 1960s and the 2010s, the stories engage with themes of childhood and child loss, work and society, marriage and isolation, deceit, illness and disaster. Their fictional worlds range in time from pre-war to the present day, and are set against backdrops of town, countryside, suburb and coast. The authors are all women. Spot the Difference! A commentary by the translator highlights changes that occur in the Japanese-English translation process. To support non-native readers of the Japanese texts, comprehensive furigana phonetic guides are provided.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 148 x 210mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 6 Black & White photographs
  • 0955997720
  • 9780955997723
  • 1,380,927

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