Tag Archive | Japanese lit

The subtle nuances of snow

Snow Country – Yasunari Kawabata, translated from Japanese, Tuttle Publishing, 1996, first published in English in 1956, 175 pages Living in Japan has inspired a slight foray into Japanese literature, and Snow Country was recommended by a few friends as a modern Japanese classic. I was especially interested in this novel as I live in  part of Japan that […]

Melancholy and Eccentricity

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Nagaru Tanigawa, Little, Brown, 2009, 208 pages “With that said, Haruhi reached under Asahina’s uniform and began to grope her. Hel-lo? “It’s starting to piss me off. Such a cutie’s sporting bigger ones than me!” Asahina struggled and kicked, her face bright red, but she couldn’t overcome the difference […]