A major anthology of great Japanese short stories introduced by Haruki MurakamiThis is a celebration of the Japanese short story from its modern origins in the nineteenth century to remarkable contemporary works.
It includes the most well-known Japanese writers - Akutagawa, Murakami, Mishima, Kawabata - but also many surprising new pieces, from Yuko Tsushima's 'Flames' to Banana Yoshimoto's 'Bee Honey'.
Ranging over myth, horror, love, nature, modern life, a diabolical painting, a cow with a human face and a woman who turns into sugar, The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories is filled with fear, charm, beauty and comedy. Edited by Jay Rubin with an introduction by Haruki Murakami
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 576 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 04/04/2019
- Category: Anthologies (non-poetry)
- ISBN: 9780241311905