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The tale of Genji; : a novel in six parts

by:Murasaki Shikibu, 978?-

The Tale of Genji is one of the world's earliest novels, written in the 11th century. The novel's plot centers on the romantic relationships of the noble hero Genji.

Editions:1109  Date:1537 - 2019  Genre(s):Parables, Romances, Romances, Romances

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The key

by:Tanizaki, Jun'ichirō, 1886-1965

This is the story of a dying marriage, told in the form of parallel diaries. After nearly thirty years of marriage, a dried-up, middle-aged professor frenziedly strives for new heights of carnal pleasure with his repressed, dissatisfied wife, resorting to stimulants galore for her: brandy, a handsome young lover. During the day, they record their adventures of the previous night. When they begin to suspect each other of peeping into their respective diaries, it becomes unclear whether each spouse's confessions might not be intended for the other's eyes.

Editions:128  Date:1900 - 2017  Genre(s):Diary fiction, Novels, Diary fiction, Novels


The elephant vanishes

by:Murakami, Haruki, 1949-

... the protagonist of another story knows that she has taken part in an impossible reality when she telepathically slays a small green monster who has just proposed marriage to her ... a store clerk's reply to a letter of complaint reveals the vast clutter of his own thoughts, at the center of which hangs his theory of "The Nobility of Imperfection". . sleeplessness becomes a foretaste of death for a young mother. . . a man's life is invaded by TV People who may be illusory but nonetheless have a surer sense of what's really going on than he does. . . a young man invited into the carefully preserved room of a stranger's absent daughter begins to sense the armature of fiction beneath the malleable surface of recollection. The Elephant Vanishes invites us to see what might otherwise remain hidden: the sure existence of the inexplicable - both chaotic and comic - in the demure dailiness of life. It is a continually surprising altogether remarkable collection of stories.

Editions:39  Date:1993 - 2010  Genre(s):Short stories, Short stories, Humorous fiction, Humorous fiction, Short stories


Forbidden colors

by:Mishima, Yukio, 1925-1970

In Tokyo, a young man with homosexual tendencies is paid by a famous writer to humiliate three women who have made the writer unhappy.

Editions:68  Date:1954 - 2013  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Erotic fiction


Seven Japanese tales

by:Tanizaki, Jun'ichirō, 1886-1965

In these seven stories, the author of The Makioka Sisters explores the territory where love becomes self-annihilation, where the contemplation of beauty gives way to fetishism, and where tradition becomes an instrument of refined cruelty.

Editions:59  Date:1963 - 2011  Genre(s):Short stories, Short stories


The romance of the Milky Way, : and other studies & stories

by:Hearn, Lafcadio, 1850-1904

Editions:23  Date:1905 - 2015

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The journey

by:Osaragi, Jiro

"A novel about Japan in the aftermath of the American occupation"--Jacket.

Editions:30  Date:1960 - 2000


The romance of the Milky Way, and other studies & stories

by:Hearn, Lafcadio, 1850-1904

Editions:38  Date:1905 - 2011

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Nihon ryōiki

by:Keikai, active 8th century-9th century

Editions:65  Date:1214 - 2018  Genre(s):Folklore


Birds, frogs, and moonlight

by:Cassedy, Sylvia

A collection of haiku, a traditional seventeen-syllable form of Japanese verse. Includes original Japanese calligraphy, the transliterated versions, the English translations, and brush and line illustrations.

Editions:4  Date:1967  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Poetry


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