Author: Ivan Morris (Editor)
Publication Date: 2019 (1962)
Genre: Short Stories
Source: Borrowed from the Library
Modern Japanese Short Stories is a remarkable collection of Japanese stories from the pioneers of contemporary Japanese literature. This volume's twenty-five stories by as many authors display a wide range of style and subject matter—offering a revealing picture of modern Japanese culture and society.
Modern Japanese Short Stories is a delightful collection of tales from authors writing during the first half of the twentieth century. As with any such collection, there were some stories I enjoyed more than others, but there will be something here for everyone, and even if one tale does not appeal, the next one might. I especially appreciated the inclusion of short author biographies before each story, as this background on their life and writing style was helpful to see where they were coming from in penning each piece. Highly recommended for fans of modern Japanese literature.
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