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Book Review: Autumn In Spring and Other Stories by Ba Jin

This Ba Jin collection is well worth the read for any fan of the short story, or anyone interested in Chinese literature. Read More »

Book Review: Mon (The Gate) by Natsume Soseki

Mon should be read, but done so following the humor that best expresses his emotional breadth. Read More »

Book Review: Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut

While his humor can appeal to readers on a shallow level, much of the observation requires one to take pause. Read More »

Book Review: The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima

The Sound of Waves is lyrical, concise, well developed and definitely memorable. Read More »

Book Review: Rivalry: A Geisha’s Tale by Nagai Kafu

Rivalry is a fairly standard novel that reminds me of what most Westerners who have not read any Japanese literature would think a Japanese novel is like. Read More »

Book Review: American Stories by Nagai Kafu

Many of the tales within American Stories are character and situation driven, which makes this the impressive work it is. Read More »

Book Review: The Scarlet Gang of Asakusa by Yasunari Kawabata

From a historical perspective and also for anyone who has sought out Kawabata’s works, The Scarlet Gang of Asakusa shows the growth of the writer. Read More »

Book Review: And Then by Natsume Soseki

This novel does have some nice moments of dialogue and philosophical digression but fails to resonate emotionally. Read More »

Book Review: Secret Rendezvous by Kobo Abe

Secret Rendezvous is by no means a bad book — it’s a solid read, dry at times, more plot driven than typical Abe, but ultimately a disappointment. Read More »

Book Review: Quicksand by Junichiro Tanizaki

Although not as great as Some Prefer Nettles and as humorous as Naomi, this is a work worthy of examination. Read More »