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De Wolf, Charles

Overview
Works: 21 works in 66 publications in 4 languages and 1,733 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Conversation and phrase books  Thrillers (Fiction)  Dystopian fiction  Road fiction  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Psychological fiction  Dictionaries  History  Maps 
Roles: Translator, Author, Contributor, Auctioneer
Classifications: PL852.I47, 895.636
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Charles De Wolf
Isle of dreams by Keizô Hino( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though it has a lovely name, the real "Isle of Dreams" is a hunk of reclaimed land in Tokyo Bay where the city dumps its garbage--and yet, Shozo Saka, a middle-aged widower, does indeed find the place beautiful: gravitating more and more, since the death of his wife, toward the Isle's massive piles of trash. One day, however, his refuge is invaded by Yoko, a mysterious woman in black, who visits the Isle on her motorcycle for no other reason than to treat it as her own private obstacle course. Soon Yoko has lured Saka away from his garbage-paradise, leading him back into a Tokyo far less benign than the things it has thrown away ... Isle of Dreams is a sinister satire on urban decay.--From publisher description
From the fatherland, with love by Ryū Murakami( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Fatherland, with Love is set in an alternative, dystopian present in which the dollar has collapsed and Japan's economy has fallen along with it. The North Korean government, sensing an opportunity, sends a fleet of rebels in the first land invasion that Japan has ever faced. Japan can't cope with the surprise onslaught of Operation From the Fatherland, with Love. But the terrorist Ishihara and his band of renegade youths--once dedicated to upsetting the Japanese government--turn their deadly attention to the North Korean threat. They will not allow Fukuoka to fall without a fight. Epic in scale, From the Fatherland, with Love is laced throughout with Murakami's characteristically savage violence. It's both a satisfying thriller and a completely mad, over-the-top novel like few others
In pursuit of lavender by Akiko Itoyama( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel-length road story, the female protagonist, who is haunted by an audio hallucination --'twenty ells of linen are worth a coat' -- that plays over and over in her mind, escapes from a mental hospital with a young man. This is the story of their journey together. The hallucinatory words come from a passage in Marx's Das Kapital, but the protagonist knows nothing of that; nor does she understand what they literally mean. After she starts to hear them, she attempts suicide and is then diagnosed as manic and placed in a mental hospital. Unable to stand life in the prison-like hospital, she makes a daring escape with Nagoyan, another patient. She is 21 and fluent in the Hakata dialect of northern Kyushu. Nagoyan is a 24-year-old company employee suffering from depression who insists that he is a native of Tokyo, though he is actually from Nagoya. This strange pair, just escaped from their Hakata hospital, struggle with the mental crises that constantly assault them as they head southward in a junky car, picking destinations at whim as they go. On the way, they sightsee, quarrel and yearn for the fragrance of lavender
How to sound intelligent in Japanese : a vocabulary builder by Charles De Wolf( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The areas covered in the book are ideas and theories; philosophy and religion; politics and government; the fine arts, humanities, and social sciences; science and technology; law and justice; and business and economics. Beginning students can pick up individual words and put them in sentences of their own making, no matter how simple, and advanced students can get a better understanding of context by reading the sample sentences in the book. Suitable for self-study, building vocabulary, and improving speaking and reading skills
Me by Tomoyuki Hoshino( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Tokyoite named Hitoshi Nagano who, on a whim, takes home a cell phone belonging to Daiki Hiyama who accidentally put it on Hitoshi's tray at McDonald's. Hitoshi uses the phone to call Daiki's mother, pretending he is Daiki, and convinces her to wire him 900,000 yen. Three days later, Hitoshi returns home from work to discover Daiki's mother in his apartment, and she seems to truly believe Hitoshi is her son. Even more bizarre, Hitoshi discovers his own parents now treat him as a stranger; they, too, have a "me" living with them as Hitoshi. At a loss for what else to do, Hitoshi begins living as Daiki, and no one seems to bat an eye
Mandarins : stories by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These tales reveal an enormous amount about Japanese culture, while the inner struggles of the characters always strike the universal
T-shirt Japanese versus necktie Japanese : two levels of politeness by Hiroko Fukuda( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Me by Tomoyuki Hoshino( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a brilliant probing of identity, and employing a highly original style that subverts standard narrative forms, Tomoyuki Hoshino elevates what might have been a commonplace crime story to an occasion for philosophical reflection. In the process, he offers profound insights into the state of contemporary Japanese society
Chizu de yomu Edo jidai by Kazumasa Yamashita( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shuo yi kou gao ya Ri yu : Ri yu zhong ge men lei zhong yao ci hui by Charles De Wolf( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eigoshi = The history of English by Charles m Dewolf( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sentential predicates : a cross-linguistic analysis by Charles M DeWolf( )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glimpses of Go in Japanese literature by Charles De Wolf( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Analects : rongo ni manabu bijinesu eshikkusu( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The call of Tsugaru poems by Tetsuo Sakurai( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The transactions of the Asiatic society of Japan( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

How to sound intelligent in Japanese by Charles M De Wolf( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Chizu de yomu Edo jidai( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Japanese and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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