Jessica has spent the past several years studying Japanese literature and film and has been featured in the Million Writers Award Anthology for 2012.
I Am a Cat is a criticism of conformity, academia, authority and humanity from a source outside ourselves.
Tuttle’s Rashomon and Other Stories gives a brief sampling of Akutagawa's oeuvre.
Fires on the Plain is a book about the mind and perception more than anything else.
There are no profound philosophical revelations in The Setting Sun, except for perhaps that revolution and love are the most pleasurable things in the world. Deep, huh?
Mishima has succeeded in taking a fairly simple, classic tale and materializing the most good he can from it.
Anyone who complains about literary novels moving “too slowly” I always laugh.
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, for all its destruction and angst, is without a doubt a work of beauty in itself.
Kokoro is a very good read, one that offers introspection over standard, plot-driven narration.
Oe is definitely one of the Modern Masters, and this collection offers a good selection of what one can expect from his writing.
Mixes historical fact and fiction with that of internal character rumination.