This will be the ninth year in which I have participated in The Japanese Literature Challenge, Hosted by Dolce Bellezza. The event runs from July 1 to January 31, 2018. All your are asked to do is read one work of Japanese literature and share your thoughts. There are lots of great reading suggestions on the event home page.
The post World War II Japanese novel is a world class cultural treasure. Every month sees new translations by contemporary writers and first translations of older works. Very recently two novels and ten short stories by Junichiro Tanizaki were initially translated.
This year I hope to read and post on these works for Japanese Literature 11
Slow Boat to China RMX by Hideo Furukawa
Record of a Night to Brief by Hiromi Kawakam
Spring Garden by Tomoka Shibaski
The Tokyo Zodiac Murders by Soji Shimada
Beasts Head For Home by Abe Kobo
Triangle Triangle by Hisaki Matsuura
Last Winter We Parted by Fuminori
Short stories collections
Junichiro Tanazaki- ten new translated short stories.
Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami
Six of the writers are new to me.
Please consider joining us for this event. Besides learning about Japanese literature, it is a great way to discover new book blogs.