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Michael Emmerich

Contributor

Michael Emmerich

Michael Emmerich is an associate professor in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of "The Tale of Genji": Translation, Canonization, and World Literature, the editor of Read Real Japanese Fiction and New Penguin Parallel Texts: Short Stories in Japanese, and the translator of numerous books from the Japanese, most recently Bullfight, The Hunting Gun, and Life of a Counterfeiter, all by Inoue Yasushi.
 

Articles by Michael Emmerich

Telegraph Pole
By Masashi Matsuie
The bus stop by the train station had moved. It was further away.
Translated from Japanese by Michael Emmerich
The Real, the Familiar: An Introduction
By Michael Emmerich
By the middle of July, things were back to normal. Tokyo was hell.
The Reality of Dreams: An Introduction
By Michael Emmerich
A little more than a year has passed since a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck forty-two miles off the coast of northeastern Japan, raising a tsunami that swelled as high as 131 feet in places and left…
from “Manazuru”
By Kawakami Hiromi
I walked on, and something followed.Enough distance still lay between us that I couldn't tell if it was male or female. It made no difference, I ignored it, kept walking.I had set out before noon…
Translated from Japanese by Michael Emmerich
Granny Long Tongue
By Chiba Mikio
This story is set in the time when monsters were still living up there in the mountains and down here in the forests. Granny Long Tongue and Red Ban the Ogre lived high up on Mt. Okuyama, at Okumata Pass.…
Translated from Japanese by Michael Emmerich
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