I don’t know much about japanese lirerature, but if you have some suggestion what I should read, please let me know! I am mostly interested in modern literature!
- The Samurai
- The Sea & Poison
Just one piece of advice: Don’t read The Sea & Poison close to any time you are going to have any surgery or medical procedure. You’ll see why as you get into the book. :
) I’m smiling because it brings back a funny memory, but actually it’s a very sobering novel-not a “light read.”
Your idea is great. Years ago when South Africa was still under the apartheid system, I wanted to know/understand more about that country, so for two or three years I dedicated myself to reading novels (& a few nonfiction books) by authors from that country. What a window on the society & its history! If I ever get to actually visit South Africa, I’m sure it will feel almost familiar—it got inside me through stories.
Happy reading of Japanese stories!
One more question
Can you tell me the writer’s name? It will be difficult to find it without that. Since I am Hungarian I would prefer to read it in Hungarian, but I am not sure whether I can find these books here.