Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Japanese Literature Read-along
Running concurrently with the Japanese Literature Book Group, this is a casual reading group for those selected titles that are perhaps longer, for which we could all use some mutual cheer-leading, or that would benefit from a closer reading. The schedule will vary depending on the length of the books.
There are no read-alongs currently scheduled for 2012.
However, we will be reading and discussing several shorter Japanese classics for the Japanese Literature Book Group. Please see the Japanese Literature Book Group schedule for more information.
I Am a Cat by Soseki Natsume
Volume One - November 15th, 2009
Volume Two - December 15th, 2009
Volume Three - February 15th, 2010
* These are the corresponding page numbers in the Three Volumes in One Edition from Tuttle Publishing (ISBN: 080483265X): Volume One (p. 3 - 156), Volume Two (p. 159 - 355), Volume Three (p.359 - 638).
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
Book One - March 15th, 2010
Book Two - April 15th, 2010
Book Three - May 15th, 2010
*These are the corresponding page numbers for either the Vintage US [ISBN: 978-0679775430] or UK [ISBN: 978-0099448792] trade paperback editions: Book One (p. 3 - 172), Book Two (p. 173 - 338), Book Three (p. 339 - 607).
The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki
Book One - July 15th, 2010
Book Two - August 15th, 2010
Book Three - September 20th, 2010
*These are the corresponding page numbers for both the Vintage US [ISBN: 978-0679761648] or UK [ISBN: 978-0749397104] trade paperback editions: Book 1 (p. 3 - 150), Book 2 (p. 151 - 326), Book 3 (p. 327 - 530).
The Pillowbook of Sei Shōnagon
The diary-style and lack of a continuous narrative makes this an ideal candidate for an extra leisurely-paced read-along. Read-along started in February 2010, and was completed in the autumn.
*Please note that for this read-along, I read and referred to the Penguin Classics edition [ISBN: 978-0140448061] translated by Meredith McKinney. To access the detailed discussions of various sections, please refer to the 'Pillow Book' Friday page.
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