Japanese Tales of Fantasy (Japan's Modern Writers)
"Blue Bamboo" is a unique collection of seven short stories that showcase one of Japan's greatest postwar writers, Osamu Dazai. Beyond the usual romantic fantasies, these tales blend fantastic allegory, slightly skewed fables, and affecting romantic tales. From a henpecked scholar transformed by a voluptuous bird's love to a passionate gardener meeting siblings with extraordinary powers, Dazai creates a world of fantasy and romance infused with his own psychological concerns. With a whimsical yet dark tone, each story is captivating and thought-provoking for any lover of imaginative literature.
First Published in 1993