Search Results: "Akira Yoshimura"


BOOK REVIEW

SHIPWRECKS by Akira Yoshimura
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 1996

"More, please, of Yoshimura."
The first English translation of a veteran Japanese writer who is president of his country's writers' union and the author of 20 novels. Read full book review >

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ONE MAN’S JUSTICE by Akira Yoshimura
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A qualified success, at best. But there's no doubt that Yoshimura is a very considerable talent. One looks forward to seeing more of his scrupulous, intense fiction in English translation."
A Japanese war veteran's ordeal as a fugitive from American justice—in an ambitious though curiously uninvolving early (1978) novel by the bestselling author of Shipwrecks (1996) and On Parole (2000). Read full book review >

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STORM RIDER by Akira Yoshimura
Released: May 1, 2004

"Much less dramatic and satisfying than Yoshimura's tightly plotted earlier fiction. A disappointment."
Here's something different from the prizewinning Japanese author (One Man's Justice, 2001, etc.): a historical novel about a preadolescent boy who leaves his homeland and loses his nationality. Read full book review >

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CHRONICLES OF MY LIFE by Donald Keene
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"Unique reflections capture a half-century of momentous transformation."
American scholar and translator Keene traces his lifelong fascination with Japanese literature. Read full book review >

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INSATIABLE by Asa Akira
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Puritans take note: Nothing is left to the imagination in this hypersexual memoir of life as a porn star."
The relentlessly risqué exploits of an award-winning adult film star. Read full book review >