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'A Shameful Life' by Osamu Dazai reviewed by the Asian Review of Books

Michael Palmer - Monday, February 25, 2019

John Darwin Van Fleet goes into extensive detail in his Asian Review of Books review for the new Mark Gibeau translation of the Osamu Dazai classic, A Shameful Life: Ningen shikkaku  Read More


'My Year of Dirt and Water' reviewed by the Asian Review of Books

Michael Palmer - Monday, October 29, 2018

We are pleased to share that the Asian Review of Books has shared their review of Tracy Franz's My Year of Dirt and Water: Journal of a Zen Monk's Wife in Japan  Read More


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