Ode to Japanese Authors

Yukio Mishima
Picture of Banana Yoshimoto's Lizard

I've always been taken on an interesting journey exploring the terrain of Japanese novels.

Japanese authors offer an array of characters reaching from the subtle layers mist to an ocean of depth and current in character development, so much so the characters become imprinted into our imagination.

Some authors to read:


Also: Natsuo Kirino (modern mysteries/thrillers), Yasunari Kawabata (more classical literature), Kobo Abe (a little more experimental), Natsumi Soseki (one of the greats).

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