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Japanese Literature

Record of Miraculous Events... Book Review

Peter Clothier | Posted 04.18.2015 | Books
Peter Clothier

The book is a wonderful addition to the bedside table, to be picked up from time to time to indulge in the pleasure of a couple of stories, picked at random, to be transported into a magical world far from our own, but a world that operates according to its own laws, its own social mores, its own logic.

A Short And Simple Story About Friendship

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Cassandra Neyenesch | Posted 03.16.2015 | Books

This story originally appeared on Public Books March 1, 2015 — It might be fair to say that Haruki Murakami has had two narrative modes in hi...

The Sailor Who Fell From Grace: the 90th Anniversary of Yukio Mishima

Mark Adnum | Posted 03.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Mark Adnum

Yukio Mishima's suicide in November 1970, with its grim invocation of samurai machismo, is probably the most famous moment of his legend. It overshadows everything else, including Mishima's three nominations for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

The Guest Cat: A Fated Visit

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 04.15.2014 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide is a slender but rich meditation on fate. What force directs the twists of our lives -- or are all events random and therefore beyond our control?

'Barn's Burnt Down -- Now I Can See The Moon'

Elaine Hall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elaine Hall

Friends in Japan, we are looking today and we are so moved by who you are -- your instinct to help others through these difficult hours and days.