Japan Society Book Club: Penguin Parallel Texts, edited by Michael Emmerich

When:
December 14, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
2015-12-14T18:00:00+00:00
2015-12-14T18:30:00+00:00
Where:
The Japan Society
13-14 Cornwall Terrace Mews
Marylebone, London NW1 4QP
UK
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Japan Society
020 3075 1996
Japan Society Book Club: Penguin Parallel Texts, edited by Michael Emmerich @ The Japan Society | London | United Kingdom

This is a perfect introduction to contemporary Japanese fiction. Featuring many stories appearing in English for the first time, this collection, with parallel translations, offers students at all levels the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of contemporary literature without having to constantly consult a dictionary. Richly diverse in themes and styles, the stories are by well-known writers such as Haruki Murakami, and Banana Yoshimoto, as well as by emerging voices on the Japanese literary scene. Complete with notes, these selections make excellent reading in either language.

The book club is held every month. There is no restriction on the nationality of the authors read, but books should be available in translation in both Japanese and English. The discussion is conducted mainly in English, but you can choose the language in which you read the book. The intention is simple: to explore the themes of the book, express personal opinions on the style and content, discuss how the book has changed (or not) in translation and to have a relaxed discussion with others who have similar interests.