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Product Description: "Spirit Matters" is a ground-breaking work, the first to explore a broad range of writings on spirituality in contemporary Japanese literature. It draws on a variety of literary works, from enormously popular fiction (Miura Ayako's "Hyoten" and "Shirokari Pass" and the novels of Murakami Haruki) to more problematic "serious" fiction (Oe Kenzaburo's "Somersault") to nonfiction meditations on martyrdom and miracles (Sono Ayako's "Kiseki") and the dynamics of religious cults (Murakami's interviews with members of Aum Shinrikyo in "Underground")...read more

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9780824829742 | Univ of Hawaii Pr, March 20, 2006, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: "Spirit Matters" is a ground-breaking work, the first to explore a broad range of writings on spirituality in contemporary Japanese literature.

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An unrequited love for a woman devoted to Kerouac and the writer's life leads a man on a quest to uncover the mysteries of love and human longing after the woman disappears without a trace during her odyssey from parochial Japan through Europe to a Greek island, leaving behind only computer accounts of bizarre events and stories within stories. Reprint.

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9780375726057 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, April 1, 2002), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: An unrequited love for a woman devoted to the writer's life leads a man on a quest to uncover the mysteries of love and human longing after the woman disappears without a trace during her odyssey from Japan through Europe to a Greek island.

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Covers the 1995 Tokyo Gas Attack, during which agents of a Japanese cult released a gas deadlier than cyanide into the subway system, as documented in interviews with its survivors, perpetrators, and victim family members. Original. 15,000 first printing. (view table of contents)

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9780375725807 | Vintage Books, April 1, 2001, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Covers the 1995 Tokyo Gas Attack, during which agents of a Japanese cult released sarin gas into the subway system, as documented in interviews with its survivors, perpetrators, and victims's family members.

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An unrequited love for a woman devoted to Kerouac and the writer's life leads a man on a quest to uncover the mysteries of love and human longing after the woman disappears without a trace during her odyssey from parochial Japan through Europe to a Greek island, leaving behind only computer accounts of bizarre events and stories within stories. 30,000 first printing.

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9780375411694 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, April 1, 2001, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: An unrequited love for a woman devoted to the writer's life leads a man on a quest to uncover the mysteries of love and human longing after the woman disappears without a trace during her odyssey from Japan through Europe to a Greek island.

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This text surveys the accomplishments of Nobel Prize winner Oe Kenzaburo and other writers of the post-war generation, while looking further to examine the literary parameters of the post-Oe generation. It includes essays on Endo Shusaku, Hayashi Kyoko, Kanai Mieko, Kurahashi Yumiko, Murakami Haruki, Murakami Ryu, Nakagami Kenji, Oe Kenzaburo, Ohba Minako, Shimada Masahiko, Takahashi Takako and Yoshimoto Banana. (view table of contents)
By J. Philip Gabriel (editor) and Stephen Snyder (editor)

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9780824820404 | Univ of Hawaii Pr, April 1, 1999, cover price $59.00 | About this edition: This text surveys the accomplishments of Nobel Prize winner Oe Kenzaburo and other writers of the post-war generation, while looking further to examine the literary parameters of the post-Oe generation.

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9780824821364 | Univ of Hawaii Pr, May 1, 1999, cover price $32.00

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Product Description: Hailed by the noted critic Karatani Kojin as a more important and lasting writer than Mishima, Shimao Toshio (1917-1986) remains almost unknown in the West. Several of his short stories have appeared in English translation, yet it is only now, with the publication of Philip Gabriel's comprehensive and searching study, that Shimao's work is being introduced to the worldwide audience it deserves...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780824820121 | Univ of Hawaii Pr, February 1, 1999, cover price $49.00 | About this edition: This text presents a searching study of Shimao Toshio and his work.

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9780824820893 | Univ of Hawaii Pr, February 1, 1999, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Hailed by the noted critic Karatani Kojin as a more important and lasting writer than Mishima, Shimao Toshio (1917-1986) remains almost unknown in the West.

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Mrs. Amino, a wealthy widow, asks Maiko Rokujo, a securities broker, to act as a private detective and find her son, whom she hasn't seen in twenty-five years

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9780446670104 | Reprint edition (Grand Central Pub, September 1, 1994), cover price $10.99 | About this edition: Mrs.

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