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Digital geishas and talking frogs : the best 21st century short stories from Japan

This collection of short stories features the most up-to-date and exciting writing form the most popular and celebrated authors in Japan today. These wildly imaginative and boundary-bursting stories reveal fascinating and unexpected personal responses to the changes raging through today’s Japan. Along with some of the world’s most renowned Japanese authors, Digital Geishas and Talking Frogs includes many writers making their English-language debut.

notes: Contents: The floating forest by Natsuo Kirino, The bonfire by Toshiyuki Horie, Ikebukuro West Gate Park by Ira Ishida, To Khabarovsk by Yoko Tawada, As told by a nocturnal witness by Jungo Aoki, Super-frog saves Tokyo by Haruki Murakami, The diary of a mummy by Masahiko Shimada, The female novelist by Maki Kashimada, Tsunami by Keichiiro Hirano, The sea by Yoko Ogawa, The no-fathers club by Tomoyuki Hoshino, Delila by Hitomi Kanehara, My slightly crooked brooch by Noboru Tsujihara. introduction by Pico Iyer.
subjects: Short stories
Social change
Social life and customs
genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780887277924
OCLC number: 746473353
publisher: Cheng & Tsui
publication place: Boston
english publication date: 2011
document type: Book
description: xiv, 240 p. ; 23 cm.
related: Contemporary Asian literature series