Resource Guide for Japanese Language Students: Translated Foreign Literature

This is a guide for teachers and students who are interested in finding reading/visual materials appropriate for their language level in Japanese available in the Univ. of Kansas Libraries..

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This page introduces popular literature from outside Japan, but translated into Japanese. These are full length books that may be enjoyable to prior readers familiar with the stories. Unless otherwise stated translation work was done by Murakami Haruki

Translated Short Stories

村上春樹 (1949-) is a popular contemporary Japanese novelist who also have been actively translating American literature into Japanese. The list below are a few examples of short stories Murakami has translated.

Popular American Literature

European Translated Literature