Crash course in mid-20th-century Japanese literature

Item Name & Description: Six paperback volumes of Japanese literature in English translation. There are five novels:

  • Kokoro by Natsume Soseki (tr. Edwin McClellan)
  • Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata (tr. Edward Seidensticker)
  • No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai (tr. Donald Keene)
  • After the Banquet by Yukio Mishima (tr. Donald Keene)
  • The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki (tr. Edward Seidensticker)

And, for a sense of perspective:

  • Anthology of Japanese Literature: from the earliest era to the mid-nineteenth century, compiled by Donald Keene

These have all been read, but are in decent shape. The anthology has spine creases.

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Starting Bid: $10

Notes: I will mail these for free in the US but won’t mail them elsewhere (it would probably cost more than the books will go for – sorry!). I will mail them within a few days of receiving the donation notification.

Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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