A (Very) Selective Bibliography of Modern and Postmodern Japanese Fiction and Culture (English Translation Only)

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Postmodern and Contemporary Japanese Fiction: Novels and Anthologies

Abe, Kobo. The Ark Sakura. New York: Vintage, 1989.

--. The Box Man. Tokyo: Tuttle, 1974.

--. "The Crime of S. Karuma." Beyond the Curve. Trans. Julie Winters Carpenter. Tokyo: Kodansha, 1991.

--. "Dendracacalia." Beyond the Curve. Trans. Julie Winters Carpenter. Tokyo: Kodansha, 1991.

--. The Face of Another. Trans. E. Dale Saunders. Tokyo: Tuttle, 1966.

--. "Friends." Contemporary Japanese Literature: An Anthology of Fiction, Film, and Other Writing Since 1945. Ed. Howard Hibbett. New York: Knopf, 1977.

--. Inter Ice Age 4. Trans. E. Dale Saunders. New York: Knopf, 1970.

--. The Ruined Map. 1969. Trans. E. Dale Saunders. New York: Vintage, 2001.

--. Secret Rendezvous. Trans. Julie Winters Carpenter. New York: Perigee, 1980.

--. "Song of a Dead Girl." The Mother of Dreams and Other Short Stories: Portrayals of Women in Modern Japanese Fiction. Ed. Makoto Ueda. New York: Tokyo, 1986.

--. Woman in the Dunes. Trans. E. Dale Saunders. New York: Knopf, 1964.

Apostolou, John, and Martin H. Greenberg, eds. The Best Japanese Science Fiction Stories. New York: Dembner, 1989.

Birnbaum, Alfred, ed. Monkey Brain Sushi: New Tastes in Japanese Fiction. Tokyo: Kodansha, 1991.

Kaiko, Takeshi. Darkness in Summer. Trans. Cecilia Segawa Seigle. New York: Knopf, 1973.

--. Into a Black Sun. Trans. Cecilia Segawa Seigle. New York: Tokyo, 1980.

Komatsu, Sakyo. Japan Sinks. 1973. Trans. Michael Gallagher. New York: Kodansha, 1995.

Lippit, Noriko Mizuta, and Kyoko Iriye Selden, eds. and trans. Japanese Women Writers: Twentieth Century Short Fiction. Armonk, NY: Sharpe, 1991.

Mitsios, Helen. New Japanese Voices: The Best Contemporary Fiction from Japan. New York: Atlantic Monthly, 1991.

Murakami, Haruki. Dance, Dance, Dance. Trans. Alfred Birnbaum. New York: Vintage, 1995.

--. The Elephant Vanishes: Stories. New York: Vintage, 1994.

--. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. Trans. Alfred Birnbaum. New York: Vintage, 1993.

--. Norwegian Wood. Trans. Jay Rubin. New York: Vintage, 2000.

--. South of the Border, West of the Sun. New York: Vintage, 2000.

--. Sputnik Sweetheart. Trans. Philip Gabriel. New York: Vintage, 2002.

--. A Wild Sheep Chase. New York: Vintage, 2002.

--. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. Trans. Jay Rubin. New York: Vintage, 1998.

Murakami, Ryu. Almost Transparent Blue. 1976. Trans. Nancy Andrew. Tokyo: Kodansha, 1977.

--. 69. 1987. Trans. Ralph McCarthy. Tokyo: Kodansha, 1991.

--, dir. Tokyo Decadence. Based on his novel, Topaz. Image Entertainment, 1992.

--. Coin Locker Babies. New York: Kodansha, 1980.

Newman, Charles, et al., eds. Special issue of TriQuarterly: Contemporary Asian Literature 31 (1974).

Nosaka, Akiyuki. "American Hijiki (Amerika hijiki)." Trans. Jay Rubin. Contemporary Japanese Literature. Ed. Howard Hibbett. New York: Knopf, 1977.

Shimada, Masahiko. Dream Messenger. Trans. J. Philip Gabriel. New York: Warner, 1994.

Tanaka, Yukiko, ed. and trans. Unmapped Territories: New Women's Fiction from Japan. New York: Women in Translation, 1991.

Tsushima, Yuko. Child of Fortune. 1978. Trans. Geraldine Harcourt. Tokyo: Kodansha, 1991.

--. The Shooting Gallery. Trans. Geraldine Harcourt. New York: Pantheon, 1988.

Tsutsui, Yasutaka. What the Maid Saw: Eight Psychic Tales. Tokyo: Kodansha, 1990.

Yamada, Amy. Trash. New York: Kodansha, 1994.

Yoshimoto, Banana. Kitchen. 1988. Trans. Megan Backus. New York: Washington Square, 1993.

--. N.P. 1991. Trans. Ann Sherif. New York: Washington Square, 1994.

--. Lizard. Trans. …