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Reading List for Japanese Culture!

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All of the books below I have read in part or whole (some I have written about) and highly recommend if you are studying Japanese literature or even the language, after all, language is culture.



Joe's Top Ten Must Reads:
Ki no Tsurayuki's Tosa Nikki (土佐日記) 935Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji Translated by Royall Tyler (源氏物語) 11th centuryMori Ogai's The Dancing Girl(舞姫) 1890Natsume Soseki's Kokoro (心) 1914Tanizaki Junichiro's Naomi (痴人の愛) 1924-1947Kawabata Yasunari's Snow County (雪国) 1935-1937Mishima Yukio's Confessions of a Mask (仮面の告白) 1948Dazai Osamu's No Longer Human(人間失格) 1948Oe Kenzaburo's The Catch (飼育) 1957Murakami Haruki's A Wild Sheep Chase (羊をめぐる冒険) 1982Supplementary Material
Donald Keene: Donald Keene the godfather of Japanese literary criticism. Arguably, there is no one who has contributed more to the interpretation of Japanese literature than this man.Modern Japanese Literature: From 1868 to the Present Day (1956)Anthology o…