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Emmerich, Michael

Works: 53 works in 181 publications in 2 languages and 7,762 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Feminist fiction  Bildungsromans  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories, Japanese  Juvenile works  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Adapter
Classifications: PL865.O7138, 895.635
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Emmerich
The Tale of Genji : translation, canonization, and world literature by Michael Emmerich( )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Emmerich thoroughly revises the conventional narrative of the early modern and modern history of The Tale of Genji. Exploring iterations of the work from the 1830s to the 1950s, he demonstrates how translations and the global circulation of discourse they inspired turned The Tale of Genji into a widely read classic, reframing our understanding of its significance and influence and of the processes that have canonized the text
The lake by Banana Yoshimoto( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 947 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
Asleep by Banana Yoshimoto( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and Japanese and held by 815 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
First snow on Fuji by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play and eight stories by a Japanese winner of the Nobel Prize. In the title story, an ex-husband and wife try unsuccessfully to recapture their old feelings, in another story a romance fails to take off because he dislikes her ears
Hardboiled ; & Hard luck by Banana Yoshimoto( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 575 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
Manazuru : a novel by Hiromi Kawakami( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kei, who was left alone to raise her daughter after her husband disappeared twelve years ago, finds herself drawn to the seaside town of Manazuru, a place where she tries to unlock memories from her past
The apprenticeship of Big Toe P : a novel by Rieko Matsuura( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a sort of coming-of-age story--a modern-day fairy tale--about a young Japanese woman who wakes up one afternoon to discover her big toe has turned into a penis. In coming to terms with her new organ, she is forced to reconsider her body, her sexuality and her life
Belka, why don't you bark? by Hideo Furukawa( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1943, when Japanese troops retreat from the Aleutian island of Kiska, they leave behind four military dogs. One of them dies in isolation, and the others are taken under the protection of US troops. Meanwhile, in the USSR, a KGB military dog handler kidnaps the daughter of a Japanese yakuza. Named after the Russian astronaut dog Strelka, the girl develops a psychic connection with canines. In this multigenerational epic as seen through the eyes of man's best friend, the dogs who are used as mere tools for the benefit of humankind gradually discover their true selves and learn something about humanity as well
Sayonara, gangsters by Gen'ichirō Takahashi( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Somewhere in a future time and place, people have no names. Lovers find this inconvenient, so they begin naming each other. The two main characters settle on the following names: the woman is the Nakajima Miyuki Song Book, and the man, who teaches at a poetry school, is Sayonara, Gangsters. Their cat, who prefers milk-and-vodka and is a great fan of Aristotle, is named Henry IV. The first of the book's three parts tells the story of Sayonara, Gangsters's former lover, "the woman," and their daughter, named both Caraway and Green Pinky. In the second section, Sayonara, Gangster explains his work at the poetry school. The last section is an action-filled account of three gangsters who come to be taught poetry and who are killed after a gunfight with a detachment of armored police
Read real Japanese fiction : short stories by contemporary writers by Michael Emmerich( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six short stories in vertical text with translations of the complex passages, accompanied by CD with audio narrations performed by a professional actress. Includes Japanese-English dictionary, explanatory notes, and profiles of the individual writers placing the stories in context
The hunting gun by Yasushi Inoue( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hunting Gun follows the consequences of a tragic love affair. Told from the viewpoints of three different women, this is a story of the psychological impact of illicit love. First viewed through the eyes of Shoko, who learns of the affair through reading her mother's diary, then through the eyes of Midori, who had long known about the affair of her husband with Saiko, and finally through the eyes of Saiko herself. This novella is incredibly powerful, with universal resonance and a true modern classic of the 20th century
Dandelions by Yasunari Kawabata( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beautifully spare and deeply strange, Dandelions--exploring love and madness--is Kawabata's final novel, left incomplete when he committed suicide in April, 1972. The book concerns Ineko's mother and Kuno, the young man who loves Ineko and wants to marry her. The two have left Ineko at the Ikuta Mental Hospital, which she has entered for treatment of a condition that might be called "seizures of body blindness." Although her vision as a whole is unaffected, she periodically becomes unable to see her lover Kuno's body: when this occurs, Ineko breaks down. Whether or not her condition actually constitutes madness is a topic of heated discussion between Kuno and Ineko's mother ... In this tantalizing book, Kawabata explores the incommunicability of desire as well as desire's relation to the urge to hide. With Dandelions, Kawabata carries the art of the novel, where he always suggested more than he stated, into mysterious new realms."--
Life of a counterfeiter : and other stories by Yasushi Inoue( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A master forger lives in obscurity and disappointment, oppressed by the shadow of the artist whose work he copies. Unglamorous, unadorned lives such as this form the focus of Yasushi Inoue's tenderly observed, elegantly distilled short stories - two of which are appearing in English for the first time. With a haunting emotional intensity, they offer glimpses of love lost and lives wasted. These three luminous, compassionate tales showcase the mastery and exquisite talent of one of Japan's most beloved writers
100 things Michigan State fans should know & do before they die by Michael Emmerich( )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

100 Things Michigan State Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource guide for true fans of Michigan State football and men's basketball. Whether a die-hard booster from the days of Jumpin' Johnny Green or a new supporter of football coach Mark Dantonio, fans will value these essential pieces of Michigan State football and basketball knowledge and trivia, as well as all the must-do activities, that have been ranked from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist for Spartan supporters to progress on their way to fan superstardom. It is now updated to include the Michigan State's recent successes
Short stories in Japanese = Nihongo no tanpen shōsetsu( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the perfect introduction to contemporary Japanese fiction. Featuring many stories appearing in English for the first time
Vibrator by Mari Akasaka( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Late one night, Rei Hayakawa, a troubled young freelance journalist, is idling around the alcohol shelves of her 24-hour convenience store when she catches sight of a man across the way." "Suddenly she finds herself embarking on a road journey across the wintry landscape of Japan aboard this stranger's longhaul truck. But can the physical relationship that develops between them offer Rei what she needs, and can she ever free herself from the dangerously self-destructive tendencies that afflict her?" "Part dirty-realism, part fairy-tale, Vibrator is a novel about the strange situations that life can put you in."--BOOK JACKET
Bullfight by Yasushi Inoue( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plot is built on a trio: Tsugami, his lover Sakiko and a business partner Tashiro. In post-Second World War Japan, Tsugami, the editor-in-chief of a newspaper, pushed by Tashiro, sets out to organise a bullfight. The project starts drowning in logistical issues, while Tsugami's relationship with Sakiko is also going under. Alone and focussed, Tsugami persisits in his bullfight plan, in a desperate and existential struggle, but the end goal itself is meaningless
In search of a distant voice by Taichi Yamada( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kazama Tsuneo is an immigration officer in Tokyo, struggling to live a 'normal' life after an event that happened eight years previously. His problems worsen following the emergence of a strange voice - a woman who is trying to contact him. Tsuneo desperately chases this woman, and the mystery behind what happened eight years earlier
The book of Tokyo : a city in short fiction( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Book of Tokyo collects 10 stories by some of Japan’s most exciting contemporary short story writers. Together, the stories form a kind of literary map of the city’s ever-changing districts through its fiction. With works of literary fiction, crime, science fiction, and horror, the anthology provides an imaginative tour of the city for short story fans and travelers alike."
EVOLVE - A Bridge between Probability, Set Oriented Numerics, and Evolutionary Computation V by Alexandru-Adrian Tantar( )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume encloses research articles that were presented at the EVOLVE 2014 International Conference in Beijing, China, July 1–4, 2014.The book gathers contributions that emerged from the conference tracks, ranging from probability to set oriented numerics and evolutionary computation; all complemented by the bridging purpose of the conference, e.g. Complex Networks and Landscape Analysis, or by the more application oriented perspective. The novelty of the volume, when considering the EVOLVE series, comes from targeting also the practitioner’s view. This is supported by the Machine Learning Applied to Networks and Practical Aspects of Evolutionary Algorithms tracks, providing surveys on new application areas, as in the networking area and useful insights in the development of evolutionary techniques, from a practitioner’s perspective. Complementary to these directions, the conference tracks supporting the volume, follow on the individual advancements of the subareas constituting the scope of the conference, through the Computational Game Theory, Local Search and Optimization, Genetic Programming, Evolutionary Multi-objective optimization tracks
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The lake
AsleepFirst snow on FujiHardboiled ; & Hard luckManazuru : a novelThe apprenticeship of Big Toe P : a novelSayonara, gangstersRead real Japanese fiction : short stories by contemporary writersShort stories in Japanese = Nihongo no tanpen shōsetsu
Alternative Names
에머리히, 마이클

エメリック, マイケル


English (129)

Japanese (4)