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Title:
Breaking into Japanese literature : seven modern classics in parallel text / Giles Murray.
ISBN:
9781568365893

9781568364155
Edition:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
Tokyo : New York : Kodansha USA, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
239 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
General Note:
Title in Japanese: Nihongo o yomu tame no nanatsu no monogatari
Contents:
1. The first night -- 2. The third night -- 3. The fifth night -- 4. The seventh night -- 5. In a grove -- 6. The nose -- 7. Rashōmon.
Abstract:
This is a graded reader for Japanese literature. There are 7 stories, 4 by Sōseki and 3 by Akutagawa, representing 3 different reading levels. In each case the story is presented in Japanese and English with a running dictionary of terms used. An audio version of the stories is available as MP3 files on the Internet.
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Summary

A collection of seven great works of Japanese literature in the original language, along with the English translation and a newly-revised custom dictionary - plus downloadable audio. Breaking into Japanese Literature lets readers enjoy seven classic stories in the original Japanese. thanks to a unique 2-page layout featuring the Japanese text in large type, an easy-to-follow English translation, and a custom dictionary, newly revised for this edition. Also includes downloadable audio, notes about the stories and authors, and original illustrations.


Author Notes

GILES MURRAY lives in Tokyo where he works as a writer, translator, editor, and copywriter. He is the author of Kodansha International's best-selling "anti-textbook," 13 Secrets for Speaking Fluent Japanese, and appears as Jeremy Hilditch in the Japanese for Busy People- The Video series. Among his translations are Master Modeler- Creating the Tamiya Style (the autobiography of Shunsaku Tamiya, president of Tamiya Inc.) and Love Hina, a manga series about a bespectacled youth who becomes the janitor of a girls' dormitory.