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Yoshimoto, Banana 1964-

Works: 381 works in 1,656 publications in 25 languages and 15,397 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Feminist fiction  Psychological fiction  Bildungsromans  Catalogues raisonnés  Interviews  Diaries  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Creator, Interviewee, zxx, Bibliographic antecedent, Originator
Classifications: PL865.O7138, 895.635
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Most widely held works about Banana Yoshimoto
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Most widely held works by Banana Yoshimoto
Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto( Book )

165 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 22 languages and held by 2,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Banana Yoshimoto's Kitchen was first published in Japan in 1988, "Banana-mania" seized the country. Kitchen won two of Japan's most prestigious literary prizes, climbed its way to the top of the best-seller list, then remained there for over a year and sold millions of copies. With the appearance of the critically acclaimed Tugumi (1989) and NP (1991), the Japanese literary world realized that in Banana Yoshimoto it was confronted not with a passing fluke but with a
N.P. : a novel by Banana Yoshimoto( Book )

103 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De twee dochters en een zoon van een beroemde Japanse prozaschrijver en de jonge vriendin van zijn laatste vertaler raken door zijn verhalenbundel N.P. nauw bij elkaar betrokken
Goodbye, Tsugumi : a novel by Banana Yoshimoto( Book )

88 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having grown up by the sea with her invalid cousin Tsugumi, Maria moves to Tokyo and encounters university life and impending adulthood, and spending a last summer with her cousin, she comes to a new understanding about home and family
Asleep by Banana Yoshimoto( Book )

62 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Already an international bestseller, "Asleep" comprises three novellas of women bewitched into a spiritual sleep. One, mourning a lost lover, finds herself sleepwalking. Another, who has embarked on a relationship with a man whose wife is in a coma, finds herself suddenly unable to stay awake. And a third finds her sleep haunted by a woman she was once pitted against in a love triangle
Lizard by Banana Yoshimoto( Book )

58 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six short stories by a Japanese woman writer known for her unusual themes. In Blood and Water, a woman abandons the religious commune where she was raised, goes to the big city and finds another idol of worship, a charismatic lover. The story looks at the connection between spiritual and romantic fervor. By the author of Kitchen
The lake by Banana Yoshimoto( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of a young woman who moves to Tokyo after the death of her mother, hoping to get over her grief and start a career as a graphic artist
Amrita by Banana Yoshimoto( Book )

50 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Japanese woman's struggle to regain her memory. She is Saku-chan, a barmaid who suffered a head injury in a fall. She meets her dead sister's lover and the two have an affair which helps her recover. By the author of Lizard
Hardboiled ; & Hard luck by Banana Yoshimoto( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents two novellas, one about a young woman's dream about an ex-lover while on a hiking trip, and the other about the sister of a woman lying in a coma
Moshi Moshi by Banana Yoshimoto( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Moshi-Moshi, Yoshie's much-loved musician father has died in a suicide pact with an unknown woman. It is only when Yoshie and her mother move to Shimo-kitazawa, a traditional Tokyo neighborhood of narrow streets, quirky shops, and friendly residents that they can finally start to put their painful past behind them. However, despite their attempts to move forward, Yoshie is haunted by nightmares in which her father is looking for the phone he left behind on the day he died, or on which she is trying'unsuccessfully'to call him. Is her dead father trying to communicate a message to her through these dreams' With the lightness of touch and surreal detachment that are the hallmarks of her writing, Banana Yoshimoto turns a potential tragedy into a poignant coming-of-age ghost story and a life-affirming homage to the healing powers of community, food, and family. Published in 2010 in Japanese in Tokyo, it has sold over 29,000 copies there so far. "In Moshi-Moshi, Banana's narrator addresses the poignant question, how do you rebuild your life when your much-loved father loses his life in shocking circumstances'"
Honeymoon by Banana Yoshimoto( Book )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kanashii yokan by Banana Yoshimoto( Book )

42 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deddo endo no omoide by Banana Yoshimoto( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sly by Banana Yoshimoto( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wu qing / e yun by Banana Yoshimoto( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in Chinese and Japanese and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utakata ; Sankuchuari by Banana Yoshimoto( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in Japanese and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yoshitomo Nara : the complete works by Yoshitomo Nara( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bu lun yu nan mei by Banana Yoshimoto( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hong by Banana Yoshimoto( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in Chinese and Japanese and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Karada wa zenbu shitteiru by Banana Yoshimoto( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Japanese and Korean and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midori no yubi -- Bōto -- Nishibi -- Kuroi ageha -- Tadokorosan -- Chīsana sakana -- Mīra -- Akarui yūgata -- Honshin -- Hana to arashi to -- Oyaji no aji -- Saundo obu sairensu -- Īkagen
Lucertola by Banana Yoshimoto( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in Italian and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Banana Jošimoto

Banana Yoshimoto.

Banana Yoshimoto auteure japonaise

Banana Yoshimoto Japanese writer

Banana Yoshimoto japanische Schriftstellerin

Banana Yoshimoto Japans schrijfster

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Banana Yoshimoto japońska pisarka

Banana Yoshimoto scrittrice giapponese

Ëсимото, Банана

Jiben, Banana 1964-

Jošimoto, Banana

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Mahoko, Yoshimoto, 1964-

Maiko Yoshimoto.


Yōchimōto, Bānānā, 1964-

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Yoshimoto , Mahoko

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Yoshimoto, Maiko.

Yoshimoto'o, Banana

Yosimotò, Banana.

Yosimotʻo, Banana 1964-

Банана Есимото 1964-

Банана Ёсимото японская писательница

Банана Йошімото

Ёsimoto, Banana

Ёсимото, Банана 1964-

Есимото М. 1964-

Майко Есимото 1964-

בננה יושימוטו

יושימוטו, בננה

بنانا يوشيموتو

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길본바나나 1964-

길본진수자 1964-

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요시모토, 바나나

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ヨシモト, バナナ

ヨシモト, バナナ 1964-

ヨシモト, マホコ

ヨシモト, マホコ 1964-

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吉本, 真秀子

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吉本芭娜娜 1964-

吉本真秀子 1964-

N.P. : a novelGoodbye, Tsugumi : a novelAsleepLizardThe lakeAmritaHardboiled ; & Hard luckYoshitomo Nara : the complete works