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Novels from Japan

Here you will find all Japanese novels and novels about Japan that have been reviewed by quality German newspapers in recent years.

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Natsu Miyashita: The Sound of the Forests. novel

Insel Verlag, Berlin 2021
ISBN 9783458179009, hardcover, 238 pages, 20.00 EUR
Translated from the Japanese by Sabine Mangold. When the young Tomura listens to a piano tuner at work, he feels transported back to the high, rustling forests of his childhood through the sound ...

Chisako Wakatake: Everyone goes on their own. novel

Cass Verlag, Löhne 2021
ISBN 9783944751252, hardcover, 109 pages, 22.00 EUR
Translated from the Japanese by Jürgen Stalph. At 24, Momoko went to the big city, Tokyo, to leave the constraints of the provinces behind and to be free. She wasn't too good for any work, toiled, ...

Haruki Murakami: first person singular

DuMont Verlag, Cologne 2021
ISBN 9783832181574, hardcover, 224 pages, 22.00 EUR
Translated from the Japanese by Ursula Gräfe. Women Who Disappear, a fictional bossa nova record by Charlie Parker, a talking monkey and a man who wonders how he became what he is: the riddles ...

Haruki Murakami: The Chronicles of the Clockwork Bird. 4 CDs

Audiobook Hamburg, Hamburg 2020
ISBN 9783957132130, CD, 34.00 EUR
4 Mp3 CDs with a running time of 1715 minutes. Unabridged reading with David Nathan. Translated from the Japanese by Ursula Gräfe. A dissatisfied man of thirty, just out of work and from his capable wife ...

Yukio Mishima: Life for Sale. novel

Kein und Aber Verlag, Zurich 2020
ISBN 9783036958248, hardcover, 240 pages, 22.00 EUR
Translated from the Japanese by Nora Bierich. "Life for sale. You can dispose of me freely. I am a male, 27 years old and can keep secrets." When Hanio placed this ad, he had no idea what ...

Yoko Tawada: Paul Celan and the Chinese Angel. novel

bankruptcy book publisher, Tübingen 2020
ISBN 9783887692780, hardcover, 140 pages, 12.90 EUR
The language of disease and that of poetry intersect and create a new fragile beauty. So far, Yoko Tawada has written three essays on Paul Celan (whose centenary was on November 23 ...

Yoko Ogawa: Island of Lost Memory. novel

Liebeskind Publishing House, Munich 2020
ISBN 9783954381227, hardcover, 352 pages, 22.00 EUR
Translated from the Japanese by Sabine Mangold. Strange events shape life on an island not far from the mainland. Things disappear periodically, and forever. First…

Mieko Kawakami: Breasts and Eggs. novel

DuMont Verlag, Cologne 2020
ISBN 9783832183738, hardcover, 496 pages, 24.00 EUR
Translated from the Japanese by Katja and Busson. On an oppressively hot summer day, thirty-year-old Natsuko is visited by her older sister Makiko and her daughter Midoriko in Tokyo. Makiko who ...

Hirokazu Koreeda: As far as we go. novel

Iudicium Verlag, Munich 2020
ISBN 9783862051267, paperback, 150 pages, 18.00 EUR
Translated from Japanese, introduced and given a glossary by Reinold Ophüls-Kashima. A publication of the OAG German Society for Nature and Ethnology of East Asia, Tokyo. The film director ...

Hideo Yokoyama: 50th detective novel

Atrium Verlag, Zurich 2020
ISBN 9783855350971, hardcover, 352 pages, 22.00 EUR
Translated from the Japanese by Nora Bartels. The 49-year-old Sochiro Kaji enjoys an impeccable reputation as an exemplary police officer - until one day he stands in front of his colleagues and reports that his wife ...

Sayaka Murata: The silkworm room. novel

Construction Publishing House, Berlin 2020
ISBN 9783351037932, hardcover, 256 pages, 20.00 EUR
Translated from the Japanese by Ursula Gräfe. The new novel by Japan's successful author Sayaka Murata tells the story of two outsiders, Natsuki and her cousin Yu, who fall in love young and together ...

Sayaka Murata: The keeper. Novel. 1 CD

Construction Publishing House, Berlin 2020
ISBN 9783961051946, CD, 16.99 EUR
1 CD with 193 minutes running time. Read by Bettina Storm. Translated from the Japanese by Ursula Gräfe. An outsider finds her true calling as an employee of a 24-hour supermarket. Impressive…

Yukio Mishima: The Golden Pavilion. novel

Kein und Aber Verlag, Zurich 2019
ISBN 9783036958071, hardcover, 336 pages, 22.00 EUR
Translated from the Japanese by Ursula Gräfe. The young Mizoguchi stutters and is avoided by his peers. He feels alone until he becomes a novice in a famous temple in Kyoto. Banned by ...

Sanyutei Encho: The Peony Lantern. novel

The Other Library, Berlin 2019
ISBN 9783847704188, hardcover, 418 pages, 44.00 EUR
Translated from the Japanese by Ingo Böhm. "The Peony Lantern" is a work that is still known in Japan today: The famous ghost story from the 17th century tells how two beauties from the ...