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Carpenter, Juliet Winters

Works: 83 works in 339 publications in 2 languages and 7,811 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Poetry 
Roles: Translator, Author, Other, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PL845.B4, 895.635
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Juliet Winters Carpenter
The fall of language in the age of English by Minae Mizumura( )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the Kobayashi Hideo Award, The Fall of Language in the Age of English lays bare the struggle to retain the brilliance of one's own language in this period of English-language dominance. Born in Tokyo but also raised and eduated in the United States, Minae Mizumura acknowledges the value of a universal language in the pursuit of knowledge, yet also embraces the different ways of understanding offered by multiple tongues. She warns against losing this precious diversity. Universal languages have always played a pivotal role in advancing human societies, Mizumura shows, but in the globalized world of the Internet, English is fast becoming the sole common language of humanity. The process is unstoppable, and striving for total language equality is delusional - and yet, particular kinds of knowledge can be gained only through writings in specific languages. Mizumura calls these writings "texts" and their ultimate form "literature." Only through literature, and more fundamentally through the diverse languages that give birth to a variety of literatures, can we nurture and enrich humanity. Incorporating her own experiences as a writer and a lover of language, and embedding a parallel history of Japanese, Mizumura offers an intimate look at the phenomena of individual and national expression. -- from dust jacket
A true novel by Minae Mizumura( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Begins in New York in the 1960s, where we meet Taro, a relentlessly ambitious Japanese immigrant trying to make his fortune. Flashbacks and multilayered stories reveal his life: an impoverished upbringing as an orphan, his eventual rise to wealth and success--despite racial and class prejudice--and an obsession with a girl from an affluent family that has haunted him all his life. [The book] then widens into an examination of Japan's westernization and the emergence of a middle class"
Shadow family by Miyuki Miyabe( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This compelling murder mystery focuses on the murky world of Internet chat rooms. Veteran Desk Sergeant Takegami finds himself in center stage of the investigations after his colleague is hospitalized
The last shogun : the life of Tokugawa Yoshinobu by Ryōtarō Shiba( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yoshinobu, a seventeen-year-old boy emperor, was brought back from the secluded Imperial Palace in Kyoto, and "during a year of frenetic activity, he overhauled the military systems, reorganized the civil administration, promoted industrial development, and expanded foreign intercourse," and then capitulated to assure a peaceful transfer of sovereignty when the shogunal armies were defeated.--Jacket
The hunter : a Detective Takako Otomichi mystery by Asa Nonami( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Takako Otomichi chooses the career of detective, her family disapproves and her male colleagues refuse to take her seriously, especially hard-bitten old gumshoe Sergeant Tamotsu Takizawa, her reluctant partner on the hunt for a mysterious murderer whose grisly trademark is to rip out the throat of his victims
Inheritance from mother : a novel by Minae Mizumura( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mitsuki Katsura, a Japanese woman in her mid-fifties, is a French language instructor at a private university in Tokyo. Her husband, whom she met in Paris, where he ardently wooed her, is a professor at a different private university. He is having an affair with a much younger woman. In addition to her husband's infidelity, Mitsuki must deal with her ailing eighty-something mother, a demanding, self-absorbed woman who is nothing like the idealized image of the patient, self-sacrificing Japanese matriarch. Mitsuki finds herself guiltily dreaming of the day when her mother will finally pass on. Though doing everything she can to ensure her mother's happiness, she grows weary of the responsibility of being a doting daughter and worries she is sacrificing her chance to find fulfillment in her middle age. Inheritance from Mother not only offers insight into a complex and paradoxical culture, but is also a profound work about mothers and daughters, marriage, old age, and the resilient spirit of women."--
Unsung heroes of old Japan by Michifumi Isoda( Book )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"True stories of three little-known Japanese of the Edo period who lived lives of sublime selflessness and purity, blurring the boundary between self and others. Merchant Kokudaya Jūzaburō comes up with a brilliant scheme to rescue his dying town from poverty. He and others go deep into debt, risking all to raise money for the cash-strapped daimyo and receive annual interest in return. Prodigious scholar and former Zen monk Nakane Tōri refuses a government post and elects to live in abject poverty, weaving sandals. Though perhaps the age's greatest poet, he throws his works into the fire and ends his days teaching in a country village. Ōtagaki Rengetsu, a noted beauty in Kyoto, loses two husbands and five children. She becomes a Buddhist nun and devotes her life to poetry and pottery. With her savings she feeds the hungry and builds a bridge across Kamo River"--Publisher's website
Clouds above the hill : a historical novel of the Russo-Japanese War by Shiba Ryotaro( )

36 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clouds above the Hill is one of the best-selling novels ever in Japan, and is now translated into English for the first time. An epic portrait of Japan in crisis, it combines graphic military history and highly readable fiction to depict an aspiring nation modernizing at breakneck speed. Best-selling author Shiba Ryotaro devoted an entire decade of his life to this extraordinary blockbuster, which features Japan's emerging onto the world stage by the early years of the twentieth century
A Cappella by Mariko Koike( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kyoko Noma visits the city of Sendai, where she used to live, and reflects on the events that took place there 20 years earlier, in the second half of the sixties, when the winds of the counterculture student movement were sweeping Japan. This is a tale of intense, heartbreaking love in adolescence, and the tragedy it gives rise to
Words to live by : Japanese classics for our time by Kōji Nakano( Book )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the contributions of six classic Japanese writers. Three are poets; three wrote timeless prose. The hermit-monk Ryōkan, a poet who loved nothing more than bouncing balls with neighborhood children or just sitting sprawled in his hut listening to the sound of rain, teaches the value of living with a spirit of play. Kamo no Chōmei, a journalist par excellence, found happiness late in life by flouting convention and "rejoicing in the absence of grief." Dōgen, the founder of Sōtō Zen in Japan, takes us on a mind-bending trip to the Dharma - ultimate truth - that involves revolutionary ways of conceiving of time, life, and death. Saigyō, the beloved itinerant monk-poet, continually explores his own wayward heart and its vast, incorrigible love of beauty. Buson, the haiku poet, uses his painter's eye to capture cosmic vistas as well as moments of poignancy in poems of seventeen syllables.--adapted from dust jacket
A lost paradise by Junʼichi Watanabe( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here the lovers are Kuki, a 54-year-old employee in a publishing company, and Rinko, a childless, 37-year-old woman unhappily married to a cold fish of a husband, a professor of medicine. Stuck in a dead-end job and an uneventful marriage, Kuki is irresistibly drawn to Rinko from their first encounter, seeing through her demure demeanor to the passionate woman beneath. She returns his feelings with ever-increasing abandon, despite lingering fears about where her sexual awakening may lead her. In the end, both are prepared to risk all for their relationship: family, career, and social standing, even life itself." "The story contrasts the lovers' defiantly freewheeling passion - described in imaginative, smoldering detail - with a rigid society where people are expected to play a prescribed role, whether as dutiful wife or compliant office worker. In escaping these conventional roles, the lovers often escape the city as well, immersing themselves in the traditional beauties of Japanese nature and art as they give themselves over to each other and the pleasure of the moment. And ultimately they make a much more radical escape: one that will ensure that they are left in peace, to enjoy an abiding love."--BOOK JACKET
Salad anniversary by Machi Tawara( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in English and Japanese and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exquisite collection of Japanese poetry This internationally bestselling book took the world by storm on its publication. Covering the discovery of new love, first heartache and the end of an affair, these poems mix the ancient grace and musicality of the tanka form with a modern insight and wit. With a light, fresh touch and a cool eye, Machi Tawara celebrates the small events in a life fully lived and one that is wonderfully touched by humour and beauty. This book will stay with you through the day, and long after you have finished it
The great passage : a novel by Shion Miura( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inspired as a boy by the multiple meanings to be found for a single word in the dictionary, Kohei Araki is devoted to the notion that a dictionary is a boat to carry us across the sea of words. But after thirty-seven years creating them at Gembu Books, it's time for him to retire and find his replacement. He discovers a kindred spirit in Mitsuya Majime--a young, disheveled square peg with a penchant for collecting antiquarian books and a background in linguistics--whom he swipes from his company's sales department. Led by his new mentor and joined by an energetic, if reluctant, new recruit and an elder linguistics scholar, Majime is tasked with a career-defining accomplishment: completing The Great Passage, a comprehensive 2,900-page tome of the Japanese language. On his journey, Majime discovers friendship, romance, and an incredible dedication to his work, inspired by the bond that connects us all: words"--Back cover
Jasmine by Noboru Tsujihara( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Intrigue, betrayal, family secrets, forbidden passions - this tale of adventure and suspense links the Tiananmen Massacre of 1989 and the Kobe earthquake of 1995 through the story of Akihiko Waki. The story begins in 1990, as Akihiko learns that his father, presumed dead in China, has been leading a double life and is in fact alive and in danger. Akihiko's journey leads him to Shanghai, where he finds himself mysteriously drawn to the actress Li Xing, as his search for his father becomes also a desperate battle to save her from the brutal authorities"--Provided by publisher
A feast for the eyes : the Japanese art of food arrangement by Yoshio Tsuchiya( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The arrangement of Japanese dishes is traditionally an aesthetic and creative act. The result is an unsurpassed harmony between food and vessel, a harmony that captures the character of Japanese cuisine," observes Tsuchiya, chief curator of the Suntory Museum of Art in Japan. Here he explains techniques of arranging foods in season for presentation at dining and suggests types of vessels to be used: strategically placed mounds of vegetables, sliced fish and horseradish are served on flat earthenware dishes, square and round ceramic bowls contain delicate arrangements of various foods, soups are spooned into covered lacquer bowls, sake is poured from porcelain bottles into porcelain cups. A historic discussion of Japanese foods and utensils spans 8000 b.c. (the Jomon period) to the present. Color and black-and-white photos depict beautiful antique and modern utensils and provide visual examples of artfully arranged meals, making this volume itself a feast"--Publisher's Weekly, November 1 Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc
The ark Sakura by Kōbō Abe( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mole has converted a huge underground quarry into an "ark" capable of surviving the coming nuclear holocaust and is now in search of his crew. He falls victim, however, to the wiles of a con-man-cum-insect-dealer. In the surreal drama that ensues, the ark is invaded by a gang of youths and a sinister group of elderly people called the Broom Brigade, lead by Mole's odious father, while Mole becomes trapped in the ark's central piece of equipment, a giant toilet powerful enough to flush almost anything, including chopped-up humans, out to sea--Publisher's description
Seeing Kyoto by Juliet Winters Carpenter( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeing Kyoto captures all the elegance of Japan's most beloved city. Dozens of gorgeous photographs reveal Kyoto's charms: the centuries-old Gion quarters where geisha still ply their trade; the quiet dignity of cobblestone corridors lined with traditional wooden houses; sacred temple grounds; classic Japanese gardens; and old palaces once inhabited by aristocrats and samurai. With insightful text, long-time Japan resident Juliet Winters Carpenter delves into the cultural history of Kyoto and looks at how the rich traditions of yesterday are becoming the strengths of today. She then takes us on a delightful side-trip to neighboring Nara, often called "the little Kyoto"
Once upon a time in Japan by Roger Pulvers( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects eight classic stories from Japanese folklore, including "The Mill of the Sea," "The Magical Hood," and "The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter."
Secret rendezvous by Kōbō Abe( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a jump-shoe salesman searches for his wife in a sinister underground hospital, his fascination with the hospital's strange inhabitants, including a girl whose bones are gradually liquefying, causes him to barely notice his wife's unspeakable circumstances
Unlocking Tannisho : Shinran's words on the Pure Land path by Kentetsu Takamori( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannisho (Lamenting the Deviations) is a major Pure Land Buddhist classic. Although it is little known in the West, it is one of the most important texts to appear in the history of religion. --publisher's description
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Shadow family
The last shogun : the life of Tokugawa YoshinobuThe hunter : a Detective Takako Otomichi mysteryA lost paradiseThe ark SakuraSeeing KyotoSecret rendezvousUnlocking Tannisho : Shinran's words on the Pure Land path
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Juliet Winters Carpenter American translator

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