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  • Schoolgirl by Osamu Dazai
    44 5 5

    'Schoolgirl' is the novella that first established Dazai as a member of Japan's literary elite. Essentially the start of Dazai's career, the 1933 work gained notoriety for its ironic and inventive use of language, and how it illuminated the prevalent social structures of a lost time.

  • japanese tales of mystery and imagination by edogawa rampo
    119 5 10

    Collected in this chilling volume are some of the famous Japanese mystery writer Edogawa Rampo's best stories-bizarre and blood-curdling expeditions into the fantastic, the perverse, and the strange, in a marvelous homage to Rampo's literary 'mentor', Edgar Allan Poe.

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  • The Setting Sun by Osamu Dazai
    942 35 9

    The post-war period in Japan was one of immense social change as Japanese society adjusted to the shock of defeat and to the occupation of Japan by American forces and their allies. Osamu Dazai's The Setting Sun takes this milieu as its background to tell the story of the decline of a minor aristocratic family. The st...

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  • NO LONGER HUMAN - Osamu Dazai
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    Trigger warning: Suicide, Depression, Substance abuse and Disassociating This story tells the poignant and fascinating story of a young man who is caught between the breakup of the traditions of a northern Japanese aristocratic family and the impact of Western ideas. Written by Osamu Dazai (1909-1948)

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  • Six Platinum Stars/SIX WHITE VENUS by Sakunosuke Oda
    69 2 1

    六白金星 by Sakunosuke Oda

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  • Rashomon, and Other Stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
    555 22 16

    This collection features a brilliant new translation of the Japanese master's stories, from the source for the movie Rashōmon to his later, more autobiographical writings. Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927) is one of Japan's foremost stylists - a modernist master whose short stories are marked by highly original imagery...

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  • the poems of Nakahara Chūya
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    Born in 1907, Nakahara Chuya was one of the most gifted and colourful of Japan's early modern poets. A bohemian romantic, his death at the early age of thirty, coupled with the delicacy of his imagery, have led to him being compared to the greatest of French symbolist poets. Since the Second World War Nakahara's statu...

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  • The Moon over the Mountain by Nakajima Atsushi
    108 6 1

    Ancient China is illustriously brought to life in these folk tales, legends, and stories of historical figures that routinely rank alongside such Japanese literary classics as "Rashomon" by Ryunosuke Akutagawa and Kokoro by Natsume Soseki. When they first appeared in Japanese periodicals in 1942 and 1943, they sparked...

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  • HP Lovecraft the complete fiction
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    The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft collects the great horror author's novel, four novellas, and fifty-three short stories. Written between the years 1917 and 1935, this collection features Lovecraft's trademark fantastical creatures and supernatural thrills, as well as many horrific and cautionary science-fiction...

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