Audition pdf

Audition  pdf

Title: Audition pdf

Author: Ryū Murakami,

Genre: ,Horror,Fiction,Cultural,Japan,Asian Literature,Japanese Literature,Thriller,Mystery

Pages: 208 pages

Audition pdf

Documentary-maker Aoyama hasn’t dated anyone in the seven years since the death of his beloved wife, Ryoko. Now even his teenage son Shige has suggested he think about remarrying. So when his best friend Yoshikawa comes up with a plan to hold fake film auditions so that Aoyama can choose a new bride, he decides to go along with the idea

 

Kitchen pdf

Kitchen  pdf

Title: Kitchen pdf

Author: Banana Yoshimoto,

Genre: ,Fiction,Cultural,Japan,Asian Literature,Japanese Literature,Short Stories,Contemporary

Pages: 152 pages

Kitchen pdf

Banana Yoshimoto’s novels have made her a sensation in Japan and all over the world, and Kitchen, the dazzling English-language debut that is still her best-loved book, is an enchantingly original and deeply affecting book about mothers, love, tragedy, and the power of the kitchen and home in the lives of a pair of free-spirited young women in contemporary Japan. Mikage, the heroine of Kitchen, is an orphan raised by her grandmother, who has passed away. Grieving, she is taken in by her friend Yoichi and his mother (who was once his father), Eriko. As the three of them form an improvised family that soon weathers its own tragic losses, Yoshimoto spins a lovely, evocative tale that recalls early Marguerite Duras. Kitchen and its companion story, “Moonlight Shadow,” are elegant tales whose seeming simplicity is the ruse of a writer whose voice echoes in the mind and the soul.

 

Bumi Manusia pdf

Bumi Manusia  pdf

Title: Bumi Manusia pdf

Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Genre: ,Fiction,Historical,Historical Fiction,Novels,Asian Literature,Indonesian Literature,Literature

Pages: 535 pages

Bumi Manusia pdf

Roman Tetralogi Buru mengambil latar belakang dan cikal bakal nation Indonesia di awal abad ke-20. Dengan membacanya waktu kita dibalikkan sedemikian rupa dan hidup di era membibitnya pergerakan nasional mula-mula, juga pertautan rasa, kegamangan jiwa, percintaan, dan pertarungan kekuatan anonim para srikandi yang mengawal penyemaian bangunan nasional yang kemudian kelak melahirkan Indonesia modern.,Roman bagian pertama; Bumi Manusia, sebagai periode penyemaian dan kegelisahan dimana Minke sebagai aktor sekaligus kreator adalah manusia berdarah priyayi yang semampu mungkin keluar dari kepompong kejawaannya menuju manusia yang bebas dan merdeka, di sudut lain membelah jiwa ke-Eropa-an yang menjadi simbol dan kiblat dari ketinggian pengetahuan dan peradaban.,Pram menggambarkan sebuah adegan antara Minke dengan ayahnya yang sangat sentimentil: Aku mengangkat sembah sebagaimana biasa aku lihat dilakukan punggawa terhadap kakekku dan nenekku dan orangtuaku, waktu lebaran. Dan yang sekarang tak juga kuturunkan sebelum Bupati itu duduk enak di tempatnya. Dalam mengangkat sembah serasa hilang seluruh ilmu dan pengetahuan yang kupelajari tahun demi tahun belakangan ini. Hilang indahnya dunia sebagaimana dijanjikan oleh kemajuan ilmu …. Sembah pengagungan pada leluhur dan pembesar melalui perendahan dan penghinaan diri! Sampai sedatar tanah kalau mungkin! Uh, anak-cucuku tak kurelakan menjalani kehinaan ini.,”Kita kalah, Ma,” bisikku.,”Kita telah melawan, Nak, Nyo, sebaik-baiknya, sehormat-hormatnya.”

 

The Tale of Genji pdf

The Tale of Genji  pdf

Title: The Tale of Genji pdf

Author: Murasaki Shikibu,

Genre: ,Classics,Fiction,Cultural,Japan,Asian Literature,Japanese Literature,Historical,Historical Fiction

Pages: 1182 pages

The Tale of Genji pdf

See an alternate cover edition here .,Written in the eleventh century, this portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan is widely celebrated as the world’s first novel. The Tale of Genji is a very long romance, running to fifty-four chapters and describing the court life of Heian Japan, from the tenth century into the eleventh.

 

Battle Royale pdf

Battle Royale  pdf

Title: Battle Royale pdf

Author: Koushun Takami,

Genre: ,Fiction,Science Fiction,Dystopia,Horror,Science Fiction,Young Adult,Thriller,Cultural,Japan,Asian Literature,Japanese Literature,Fantasy,Action

Pages: 617 pages

Battle Royale pdf

Koushun Takami’s notorious high-octane thriller is based on an irresistible premise: a class of junior high school students is taken to a deserted island where, as part of a ruthless authoritarian program, they are provided arms and forced to kill one another until only one survivor is left standing. Criticized as violent exploitation when first published in Japan – where it then proceeded to become a runaway bestseller – Battle Royale is a Lord of the Flies for the 21st century, a potent allegory of what it means to be young and (barely) alive in a dog-eat-dog world. Made into a controversial hit movie of the same name, Battle Royale is already a contemporary Japanese pulp classic, now available for the first time in the English language.

 

Norwegian Wood pdf

Norwegian Wood  pdf

Title: Norwegian Wood pdf

Author: Haruki Murakami,

Genre: ,Fiction,Cultural,Japan,Romance,Asian Literature,Japanese Literature,Contemporary

Pages: 296 pages

Norwegian Wood pdf

Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before.Toru begins to adapt to campus life and the loneliness and isolation he faces there, but Naoko finds the pressures and responsibilities of life

 

Kafka on the Shore pdf

Kafka on the Shore  pdf

Title: Kafka on the Shore pdf

Author: Haruki Murakami,

Genre: ,Fiction,Magical Realism,Cultural,Japan,Fantasy,Asian Literature,Japanese Literature

Pages: 467 pages

Kafka on the Shore pdf

Kafka on the Shore, a tour de force of metaphysical reality, is powered by two remarkable characters: a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home either to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy or to search for his long-missing mother and sister; and an aging simpleton called Nakata, who never recovered from a wartime affliction and now is drawn toward Kafka for reasons that, like the most basic activities of daily life, he cannot fathom. Their odyssey, as mysterious to them as it is to us, is enriched throughout by vivid accomplices and mesmerizing events. Cats and people carry on conversations, a ghostlike pimp employs a Hegel-quoting prostitute, a forest harbors soldiers apparently unaged since World War II, and rainstorms of fish (and worse) fall from the sky. There is a brutal murder, with the identity of both victim and perpetrator a riddle—yet this, along with everything else, is eventually answered, just as the entwined destinies of Kafka and Nakata are gradually revealed, with one escaping his fate entirely and the other given a fresh start on his own.

 

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle pdf

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle  pdf

Title: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle pdf

Author: Haruki Murakami,

Genre: ,Fiction,Magical Realism,Cultural,Japan,Asian Literature,Japanese Literature,Fantasy,Contemporary,Literature,Novels,Mystery,Cultural,Asia

Pages: 607 pages

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle pdf

Japan’s most highly regarded novelist now vaults into the first ranks of international fiction writers with this heroically imaginative novel, which is at once a detective story, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets of World War II.,In a Tokyo suburb a young man named Toru Okada searches for his wife’s missing cat. Soon he finds himself looking for his wife as well in a netherworld that lies beneath the placid surface of Tokyo. As these searches intersect, Okada encounters a bizarre group of allies and antagonists: a psychic prostitute; a malevolent yet mediagenic politician; a cheerfully morbid sixteen-year-old-girl; and an aging war veteran who has been permanently changed by the hideous things he witnessed during Japan’s forgotten campaign in Manchuria.,Gripping, prophetic, suffused with comedy and menace, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is a tour de force equal in scope to the masterpieces of Mishima and Pynchon.,Three books in one volume: The Thieving Magpie, Bird as Prophet, The Birdcatcher. This translation by Jay Rubin is in collaboration with the author.

 

The Moon in the Palace pdf

The Moon in the Palace  pdf

Title: The Moon in the Palace pdf

Author: Weina Dai Randel

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Historical,Cultural,China,Fiction,Romance,Cultural,Asia,Adult,Literature,Asian Literature,Adult Fiction,Romance,Historical Romance

Pages: 395 pages

The Moon in the Palace pdf

There is no easy path for a woman aspiring to power. . . .,A concubine at the palace learns quickly that there are many ways to capture the Emperor’s attention. Many paint their faces white and style their hair attractively, hoping to lure in the One Above All with their beauty. Some present him with fantastic gifts, such as jade pendants and scrolls of calligraphy, while others rely on their knowledge of seduction to draw his interest. But young Mei knows nothing of these womanly arts, yet she will give the Emperor a gift he can never forget.,Mei’s intelligence and curiosity, the same traits that make her an outcast among the other concubines, impress the Emperor. But just as she is in a position to seduce the most powerful man in China, divided loyalties split the palace in two, culminating in a perilous battle that Mei can only hope to survive.,The first volume of the Empress of Bright Moon duology paints a vibrant portrait of ancient China—where love, ambition, and loyalty can spell life or death—and the woman who came to rule it all.

 

Hybrid Child pdf

Hybrid Child  pdf

Title: Hybrid Child pdf

Author: Mariko Ōhara,

Genre: ,Science Fiction,Fiction,Cultural,Japan,Science Fiction Fantasy,Asian Literature,Japanese Literature

Pages: 304 pages

Hybrid Child pdf

Until he escaped, he had been called “Sample B #3,” but he had never liked this name. That would surprise them—that he could feel one way or another about it. He was designed to reshape himself based on whatever life forms he ingested; he was not made to think, and certainly not to assume the shape of a repair technician whose cells he had sampled and then simply walk out of the secure compound.,Artificial Intelligence is all too real in this classic of Japanese science fiction by Mariko Ohara. Jonah, a child murdered by her mother, has become the spirit of an AI-controlled house where the rogue cyborg once known as Sample B #3 takes refuge and, making a meal of the dead girl buried under the house, takes Jonah’s form. On faraway Planet Caritas, an outpost of human civilization, the female AI system that governs society has become insane. Meanwhile, the threat of the Adiaptron Empire, the machine race that #3 was built to fight, remains.