Vintage International has just released 12 great Japanese novels in paperback with newly designed covers. When arranged in groups of four, the cover designs make a collage:
Naomi by Junichiro Tanizaki
Seven Japanese Tales by Junichiro Tanizaki
The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea by Yukio mishima
The Sound of the Mountain by Yasunai Kawabata
Spring Snow by Yukio Mishima
The Temple of Dawn by Yukiio Mishima
Runaway Horses by Yukio Mishima
The Decay of the Angel by Yukio Mishima
The Woman in The Dunes by Kobo Abe
Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata
Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata
Some Prefer Nettles by Junichiro Tanizaki
You can read them for the first time or “delight in their rediscovery”, find excerpts and more at VintageBooks.com Also, if Japanese literature thrills you as much as it does me, please feel free to join the Japanese Literature Challenge 7 which runs from June, 2013 through January, 2014. The only requirement of this challenge is to read one work of Japanese literature in those seven months. I’d love to have you join in with me and twenty six others who are participating this year.
Our Mailbox Monday host for July is Tasha at Book Obsessed.