The Penguin book of Japanese short stories

Penguin classics

517 pages

English language

Published Oct. 10, 2018 by Penguin Classics.

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"This fantastically varied and exciting collection celebrates the great Japanese short story, from its modern origins in the nineteenth century to the remarkable works being written today... The Penguin Book of Japanese Short stories is filled with fear, charm, beauty and comedy. Curated by Jay Rubin, who has himself freshly translated several of the stories, and introduced by Haruki Murakami, this book will be a revelation to its readers."-Dust jacket.

3 editions


  • Translations into English
  • Japanese Short stories