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Classical Literature (until 1600s, late Momoyama Period)Edit

Cover Title Author Year Pages Description
The Tale of Genji Murasaki, Shikibu c. 1200 CE 1,100 (avg.) (discussion here on Waley vs. Seidensticker vs. McCullough vs. Tyler)
The Pillow Book Shonagon, Sei c. 1000 CE 416
The Gossamer Years "Mother of Michitsuna" c. 974 CE 208
The Tales of Ise (folklore) c. 850 CE 248
Hojoki Kamo-no-Chomei 1212 96
Essays in Idleness Kenkō, Yoshida c. 1330 108

Edo Period (The Tokugawa Shogunate) (1603-1868)Edit

Cover Title Author Year Pages Description
The Life of an Amorous Woman Saikaku, Ihara 1686 403
The Book of Five Rings Miyamoto, Musashi c. 1645 192
Hagakure Yamamoto, Tsunetomo 1709 192

Modern (Meiji, Taisho, early Showa) (1868-1945)Edit

Cover Title Author Year Pages Description
The Broken Commandment Toson, Shimazaki 1906 268
Rashomon, And Seventeen Other Stories Akutagawa, Ryunosuke 1914 248
Kokoro Natsume, Soseki 1914 248
Botchan Natsume, Soseki 1906 80
Night of the Milky Way Railway Miyazawa, Kenji 1927 192
A Dark Night's Passing Shiga, Naoya 1921 496
Musashi Yoshikawa, Eiji 1935 984
Snow Country Kawabata, Yasunari 1935 192
The Makioka Sisters Tanizaki, Junichiro 1943 544

Post-War (late Showa, Heisei) (1945-present)Edit

Cover Title Author Year Pages Description
The Counterfeiter, And Other Stories Inoue, Yasushi 1951 124
The Setting Sun Dasai, Osamu 1947 175
No Longer Human Dasai, Osamu 1948 177
Black Rain Ibuse, Masuji 1965 304
Palm-of-the-Hand Stories Kawabata, Yasunari 1949 280
The Master of Go Kawabata, Yasunari 1951 208
Snow Country Kawabata, Yasunari 1947 192
The Woman in the Dunes Abe, Kobo 1962 256
Confessions of a Mask Mishima, Yukio 1948 254
Spring Snow Mishima, Yukio 1966 400
The Twilight Years Ariyoshi, Sawako 1972 216
Almost Transparent Blue Murakami, Ryu 1976 126
Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids Oe, Kenzaburo 1958 189
A Personal Matter Oe, Kenzaburo 1964 165
Kitchen Yoshimoto, Banana 1988 152
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle Murakami, Haruhi 1994 607

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