Digital Geishas and Talking Frogs: The Best 21st Century Short Stories from Japan

Digital Geishas and Talking Frogs: The Best 21st Century Short Stories from Japan

by Helen Mitsios

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Overview

Digital Geishas and Talking Frogs: The Best 21st Century Short Stories from Japan charts the enormous social and cultural changes that have taken place in Japan in the last twenty years. This collection of short stories features the most up-to-date and exciting writing from the most popular and finest award-winning authors in Japan today. These wildly imaginative and boundary bursting stories unfold fascinating and unexpected personal responses to the shattered bubble economy, sometimes with a playful magic realism, and sometimes by pulling back the covers on a dark backlash to the mass media immersion Japan's youth culture has undergone in the last two decades. Along with some of the world's best-known Japanese authors this collection will include writers making their English language debut. Digital Geishas and Talking Frogs: The Best 21st Century Short Stories from Japan will be the first short story collection of its kind to capture the unlimited range of imagination and excellence in Japanese fiction today.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013783928
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui Company, Inc.
Publication date: 12/29/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 344 KB

About the Author

Editor, Helen Mitsios also edited New Japanese Voices: The Best Contemporary Fiction from Japan, which was twice listed as a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. She has recently co-authored the memoir Waltzing with the Enemy: A Mother and Daughter Confront the Aftermath of the Holocaust.

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