Read Real Japanese Fiction: Short Stories By Contemporary Writers 1 Free Cd Included
There is a world of difference between reading Japanese that has been specially concocted for students, and reading real Japanese - that is, Japanese written for native speakers. This book provides the real thing - lively writings by contemporary authors, each piece coming with a translation and notes on grammar.
MICHAEL EMMERICH graduated from Princeton University. After completing research in Japanese literature studies at Ritsumeikan University in Tokyo, he went on to earn a Ph.D. in Japanese literature from Columbia University. He is the highly acclaimed translator of Nobel laureate Yasunari Kawabatas First Snow on Fuji; Banana Yoshimotos Asleep, Goodbye Tsugumi and Hardboiled & Hard Luck; Genichiro Takahashis Sayonara Gangsters; Mari Akasakas Vibrator; and Taichi Yamadas In Search of a Distant Voice.