Examples of literary works which I use in my lessons

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日本文学

Japanese literature

Taketori monogatari (9 or 10th century): author unknown

Tsurezuregusa (around 1331) :Kenko Yoshida

Hojoki (12th century) : author unknown

Maihime, Takasebune, Hatori Chihiro :Ogai Mori 

Kokoro (1914): Soseki Natsume

Rashomon (1915),Hell Screen (1917), Yabu no naka (1922): Ryunosuke Akutagawa

Ai to shi (1939): Saneatsu Mushanokoji

Chiekosho (1941): Kotaro Takamura

Sangetsuki (1942), Gyujin (1942), Meijinden (1942) 

No Longer Human  (1948): Osamu Dazai

Sea and Poison (1957): Shusaku Endo

Hishoku (1964): Sawako Ariyoshi

Friends (1967): Kobo Abe

The man who turned into a stick  (1969) : Kobo Abe

Kitchen (1988): Banana Yoshimoto

Chichi to kuraseba (1994): Hisashi Inoue

Poetry: Shuntaro Tanikawa:

Sayanara Gakkoka Shakai (2002): Chizuko Ueno

"Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought."

Bashō Matsuo

World literature

 

Oedipus Rex the King: Sophocles

Antigone: Sophocles

Persepolis: Marjane Satrapi

The Stranger: Albert Camus

Beneath the Wheal: Hermann Hesse

A Doll's House: Henrik Ibsen

The Death of a Salesman: Arthur Miller

A Streetcar Named Desire: Tennessee Willams

Chronicle of death foretold: Gabriel García Márquez

The Incredible and Sad Tale of Innocent Erendira and Her Heartless Grandmother: García Márquez

Metamorphosis: Franz Kafka

The Reader: Bernhard Schlink

"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."

William Shakespeare

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世界文学