When The Emperor Was Divine

I’m happy to announce I have a second contribution to the #JapaneseLitChallenge13 What a pleasant surprise, this short book, written in 2002. At 144 pages, it had literary quality while feeling fresh, Japanese at the core, and timeless. Over the years, in literature, I’ve read books about this time in the States, where the Japanese…

The Unconsoled, Formal Review

It feels not quite right to add The Unconsoled to the Japanese Lit Challenge #13. Ishiguro has talked himself about his Japaneseness, 🙂 It may be that we see it in him because he was born in Japan to Japanese parents, and lived there until the age of 6 when the family moved to Britain.…