One of the best parts of a bookseller’s gig is building store displays, and it’s clear that Ehani Schneiderman had an absolute ball creating her Japanese Literature display at our new store in Bridgehampton, New York. She included some of the best new fiction — fans of Sally Rooney, Ottessa Moshfegh and Lauren Groff, do we […]
The Setting Sun is a gorgeous and deeply sensible story of the changing of Japanese tradition after World War II, all from the lens of a heroine going through her own changes offset by the challenges of modernity. Timeless and lyrical, it's a story rich in theme and worldview, yet singular in its ability to be human.
About the Author
Donald Keene, the author of dozens of books in both English and Japanese as well as the famed translator of Dazai, Kawabata, and Mishima, was the first non-Japanese to receive the Yomiuri Prize for Literature.