Our theme for March is: Japanese Authors
This topic in January 2012 created much interest but not a lot of people could attend [actually it was 2011 - remember the flood!! DG]. Since there is a wealth of material here and there are many new members since that time we are running it again. Japan, more than most Asian nations, has had much of its literature translated and published in English, thanks to a huge American influence and interest since WWII. The following authors may give you a starting point:
- Kobo Abe Woman in the Dunes
- Sawako Ariyoshi The Twilight Years; The River Ki
- Osamu Dazai The Setting Sun
- Yukio Mishima The Sailor who Fell from Grace with the Sea; The Sound of Waves
- Haruki Murakami Norwegian Wood; The Wind-up Bird Chronicle; A Wild Sheep Chase
- Kenzaburo Oe A Personal Matter; Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids
- Genichiro Takahashi Sayonara Gangsters
- Michio Takeyama The Harp of Burma
- Junichiro Tanizaki The Makioka Sisters
- Banana Yoshimoto Hard Boiled & Hard Luck; The Lake
As a note for any new members attending their first meetup - we meet on the Treasury Casino side of the Library. The group usually waits on the chairs near the doors, not out in the main area. Look for the crowd. If you run late, the doors into the library are locked. Try to attract the attention of the security guard on duty and he can let you in.
If you get lost on the night, call Erica on[masked] and I will try to help you out.
As indicated on the Ideas Page we would appreciate a "Gold Coin" donation to offset the Meetup Fees.