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Joel Simmons
15th March 2002, 00:51

I wanted to ask if anyone could reccomend any Japanese novels or novels that focus on Japan. I guess it doesn't even need to be a novel, but something to do with medieval Japan. I've read Shogun and the 47 Ronin and now I need to read some more. I suppose once you find a literary niche that satisfies your palette you gotta stick with it!


Van De Graaff
15th March 2002, 03:18
Try Taiko and Musashi written by Eiji Yoshikawa. Both are excellent books

Earl Van De Graaff:D

20th May 2002, 02:21
- "the samurai", endo shusaku
- the series by laura joh rowland, starting with "shinju" (it is said to get worse after the second book, but it still might be able to give you a certain feeling for those days)
- "rashomon and other stories", akutagawa ryonosuke

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