Every year the Japanese novels I read are among my favourites. While I missed Bellezza’s Japanese Literature Challenge last year, I’m very keen on participating this year. It is a 7 month long challenge which has started this month and runs until January 30 2013.
I’m not going to share a proper list at this point although I have a pile with interesting books. Mostly in French or German translations which makes it tricky to find the English titles and, as so often, they do not even exist in an English translation.
A few of the translated choices are
Ueda Akinari’s Tales of Moonlight and Rain.
Soseki Natsume’s Kokoro
I already know that one of my first contributions will be the July title of my Literature and War Readalong.
Masuji Ibuse’s Black Rain is said to be one of the most important novels which have been written on Hiroshima.
If you participate in the Japanese Literature Challenge you might consider joining us in reading this novel.
The discussion is due on Monday, July 30 2012. An introduction post to this novel will follow shortly.