Something Strange Across the River by Kafū Nagai

Something Strange Across the River

Kafū Nagai with Glenn Anderson (Translator)

fiction classics emotional reflective sad slow-paced

146 pages | first published 1937


First published in 1937, is a book both modern and nostalgic. It shows a changing city, its slums, backstreets, temples and shrines, a city filled with erudite establishments and brothels. It shows a man trying to justify his life, and a glimpse i...
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