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Soisan 
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Posted 11/27/12 , edited 11/27/12
Hi guys! i wanna start reading japanese literature but i dont know any tittle or author... and i was wondering if you guys can help me out!!!

THX!
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Posted 11/27/12
If you're into anime, you should read light novels. What kinda stuff you into?
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Posted 11/27/12
I'm going to assume you really mean literature and not manga.

Here are 4 books that I like. They are all dual-language, so it should help if you are learning.
Breaking Into Japanese Literature
Exploring Japanese Literature
Read Real Japanese Fiction
Read Real Japanese Essays
Posted 11/29/12
How about ”Botchan” by ”Natsume Soseki”?
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Posted 11/29/12

deadpanditto wrote:

I'm going to assume you really mean literature and not manga.


Ya not manga =P!!! THX!!!
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Posted 11/29/12

Soisan wrote:


deadpanditto wrote:

I'm going to assume you really mean literature and not manga.


Ya not manga =P!!! THX!!!


Do you prefer the books in Japanese or English? I forgot to ask.
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Posted 12/26/12 , edited 1/3/13
If you are into Japanese pop culture/anime/video games/art I would suggest starting with classic Japanese folklore.
Characters and story lines are referenced quite often.

Some examples:
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Posted 12/27/12
Japanese litarature
Not Japanese manga, she even says so herself.



killua_zoldyeck wrote:

How about ”Botchan” by ”Natsume Soseki”?


Looks interesting, adding it to my to buy list when I finally get to reading books in Japanese.
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Posted 1/3/13

Tomoko3san wrote:


...Japanese manga


There are other kinds?

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Posted 1/3/13

makingpickles wrote:


Tomoko3san wrote:


...Japanese manga


There are other kinds?



Manga is just the Japanese word for comic or cartoon
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Manga is just the Japanese word for comic or cartoon


Common mistake. Like adding san to your own name.

"Manga (漫画?) are comics created in Japan, or by Japanese creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century.
"Manga" as a term used outside Japan refers specifically to comics originally published in Japan."
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makingpickles wrote:




Tomoko3san wrote:



Manga is just the Japanese word for comic or cartoon


Common mistake. Like adding san to your own name.

"Manga (漫画?) are comics created in Japan, or by Japanese creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century.
"Manga" as a term used outside Japan refers specifically to comics originally published in Japan."


You know what ? I don't care. The reason I said Japanese was because OP wrote Japanese literature and I was going along with Japanese manga. I never use the word manga for comics outside Japan because I don't even read comics, nor do I watch cartoons. If you already knew the answer you could have just said so and told me 'Hey moron, you said Japanese manga which is like saying white polarbear.".
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Tomoko3san wrote:


white polarbear


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While he does not live in Japan, Kazuo Ishiguro's 'An Artist of the Floating World' is quite good.
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