Michael Emmerich is Professor of Japanese literature at the University of California, Los Angeles and Director of the Tadashi Yanai Initiative for Globalizing Japanese Humanities. He is the author of The Tale of Genji: Translation, Canonization, and World Literature and Tentekomai: bungaku wa hi kurete michi tōshi, the editor of Read Real Japanese Fiction: Short Stories by Contemporary Writers and New Penguin Parallel Texts: Short Stories in Japanese, and the translator of numerous works of premodern to contemporary Japanese literature by authors ranging from Kawabata Yasunari and Inoue Yasushi to Yoshimoto Banana and Takahashi Gen’ichirō.
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Fiction | The Online Edition
‘He told me he had quit his job the day after the earthquake and came out here with nothing but a sleeping bag.’
Fiction | Issue 127
Hush . . . Hush Sweet Charlotte
‘The crucial thing was to cool the baby off, bring the fever down.’