Dolce Belleza has been graciously hosting the Japanese Literature Challenge for 7 years! This year, it runs from June 1, 2013 until January 30, 2014. It requires the reading of at least one work of Japanese literature (or poetry) written by a Japanese author (or poet).
It is high time I create this post.
Recap of what I read:
#1: Sputnik Sweetheart, by Haruki Murakami
#2: Botchan, by Soseki
Possible titles for Challenge 8:
“Strangers”/or In Search of A Distant Voice, by Taichi Yamada
The Face of Another, by Kobe Abe
An Artist of the Floating World, by Ishiguro
Manazuru, by Kawakami
Volcano, by Shusaku Endo
I Am A Cat, by Soseki
I still have Sputnik Sweetheart to read myself. I don’t want to finish everything Murakami’s written for who knows when there will be more? I’ve never been disappointed in Endo, so I look forward to your thoughts on Volcano which I haven’t read, either.
ah I know that feeling! I was so disappointed and frustrated when I realized I had read all of the Brother Cadfael’s series… Thanks for your mention of Endo, then I’ll try this one, if I can get it thru inter-library loan
Pingback: Book review: Sputnik Sweetheart by Murakami | Words And Peace
Pingback: WWW Wednesdays (Nov. 20) | Words And Peace
Pingback: 2013: December wrap-up | Words And Peace
Pingback: Book review: Botchan by Soseki | Words And Peace