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Highly recommended: a personal matter by one of my favorite authors, Kenzaburo Oe. I was a Japanese literature major in college - go figure. Book Club Recommendations, Books To Read, My Books, Japanese Literature, Nobel Prize Winners, 50 Words, Reading Groups, So Little Time, Novels
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Kenzaburō Ōe’s A Personal Matter: a disturbing writing about a father’s struggles to come to terms with his newborn’s disability

#KenzaburoOe #GrovePress #fiction #disability #family #tradition #culture #society #life #parenting #JapaneseLiterature

Buy Trick by Dario Maglionico, Domenico Starnone, Jhumpa Lahiri and Read this Book on Kobo's Free Apps. Discover Kobo's Vast Collection of Ebooks and Audiobooks Today - Over 4 Million Titles! New Books, Books To Read, Reading Books, Jhumpa Lahiri, Broken Book, Elena Ferrante, Noble Books, National Book Award, Summer Books
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Trick by Domenico Starnone: a story about perpective and vulnerability told through interaction between a grandfather and his four-year-old grandson

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Booktopia has Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata. Buy a discounted Paperback of Convenience Store Woman online from Australia's leading online bookstore. Japanese Novels, Japanese Literature, New Books, Good Books, Books To Read, Never Had A Boyfriend, Short Novels, Summer Books, Reading Lists
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Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata: a novel about social pressure, convenience and peculiar ways of finding happiness

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A blisteringly funny and remarkably tender debut novel from Olivia Laing, one of the finest non-fiction writers of her generation. Non Fiction, Fiction Books, Literary Fiction, Dim Sum, Goodbye To Berlin, Tessa Hadley, Good Books, Books To Read, Pan Macmillan
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Crudo by Olivia Laing: an experimental novel about identity, love and the chaotic 2017, a year when the world seemed to fall apart

#OliviaLaing #KathyAcker #Picador #novel #books #love #identity #politics #society #culture #life #aging #marriage

The White Book by Han Kang: author’s meditation on fragility of life, loss and colour white Han Kang, White Books, Java, Free Ebooks, Reading Online, Ios, Meditation, Fiction, Death
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The White Book by Han Kang: author’s meditation on fragility of life, loss and colour white

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Buy The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly: A Novel by Chi-Young Kim, Nomoco, Sun-mi Hwang and Read this Book on Kobo's Free Apps. Discover Kobo's Vast Collection of Ebooks and Audiobooks Today - Over 4 Million Titles! Young Kim, World Literature, American Literature, Kalimba, Penguin Random House, Penguin Books, Book Lists, Reading Online, Books Online

The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-mi Hwang: a tender story about dreams, parental love and the journeys we make in life to achieve happiness

#SunMiHwnag #family #ParentalLove #Motherhood #Freedom #choice #race #adoption #OneworldPublications #KoreanLiterature

Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin: a controversial novel about passion, love, shame and bisexuality James Baldwin, The Clash, Love Is Free, Great Love, Passionate Love, Penguin Classics, First Novel, Penguin Books, Penguins

Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin: a controversial novel about passion, love, shame and bisexuality

#JamesBaldwin #LGBT #sexuality #PenguinBooks #Homosexuality #bisexuality #romance #emotions #happiness

Read "The Tale of the Unknown Island" by José Saramago available from Rakuten Kobo. A man went to knock at the king's door and said, Give me a boat. The king's house had many other doors, but this was the. Boat Illustration, Nobel Prize In Literature, Man Sitting, Children's Picture Books, Short Stories, The Dreamers, Fiction, Give It To Me, Ebooks
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The Tale of the Unknown Island by José Saramago: a thoughtful allegory on human existence and the significance of being a dreamer

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George Orwell’s Animal Farm Illustrated by Ralph Steadman – Brain Pickings Ralph Steadman, Frank Zappa, Kentucky Derby, Animal Farm George Orwell, Animal Adaptations, Animal Graphic, Barnyard Animals, Animal Books, Book Cover Design
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George Orwell’s Animal Farm, stunningly illustrated by Ralph Steadman: a great allegory on how dictatorship, propaganda and political injustice work

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Booktopia has The Old Man and the Sea , Vintage Classics by Ernest Hemingway. Buy a discounted Paperback of The Old Man and the Sea online from Australia's leading online bookstore. Ernest Hemingway, New Age, Kansas City, Very Old Man, Good Books, My Books, Vintage Classics, Old Men, Book Authors
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The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway: a wonderful fable on human courage, persistence and hope

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Mishima in front of the movie poster from his film "Yukoku (Patriotism)" Yukio Mishima is probably the first writer that struck me as being . Film Base, Youth Culture, The New Yorker, New Movies, Photo Book, Confessions, Over The Years, My Books, Erotic

After the Banquet by Yukio Mishima: a portrait of a marriage through domestic and political aspirations in a post-war Japan

#YukioMishima #Vintage #Humanitas #marriage #Politics #ambitions #dreams

Cover image for The Guest Cat by Takashi HIraide, translated by Eric Selland. I was definitely lured in by the cover of this one! Lost In Translation, Good Books, Books To Read, My Books, Chibi, Japanese Novels, Short Novels, Thing 1, Writing A Book

The Guest Cat By Takashi Hiraide: a meditation on the unexpected turns of life, a poetic definition of nature, ephemerality and true possessions

#TakashiHiraide #Picador #JapaneseLiterature #life #loss #pets #cats #ephemerality #joy

To Do: A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library): Gertrude Stein, Giselle Potter, Timothy Young: Alphabet Birthday, Birthday Book, Good Books, Books To Read, My Books, Children's Literature, The Book, Childrens Books, Birthdays
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An unusual alphabet book – Gertrude Stein’s To Do: A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays

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