While I was browing at a book shop I stumbled across ‘Breaking into Japanese Literature: Seven Modern Classics in Parallel Text‘, by Giles Murray.
Seven famous Japanese stories in different genres – from comedy to horror – are presented here, in a bilingual format for students of Japanese. Each page of Japanese contains a full English translation and a guide to grammar and vocabluary. Each story is also prefaced with an author biography, story background and helpful hints for reading.
I was tempted to buy the book, but then I thought of all the books I haven’t finished yet which are sitting on my shelf. Have you read this book? Any opinions?
The audio files that accompany the book can be downloaded from the Breaking into Japanese Literature site.