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Mitsutani, Margaret

Overview
Works: 10 works in 43 publications in 2 languages and 1,840 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Novels  Dystopian fiction  Domestic fiction  Black humor  Detective and mystery fiction  Documentary films  Claims  Conference papers and proceedings  Short stories 
Roles: Translator, Contributor
Classifications: PL862.A85, 895.635
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Margaret Mitsutani
An echo of heaven by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrator tells the story of Marie Kuraki, a woman who embarks upon a complicated quest for spiritual peace after her life is rocked by a series of personal tragedies
The emissary by Yōko Tawada( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan, after suffering from a massive irreparable disaster, cuts itself off from the world. Children are so weak they can barely stand or walk: the only people with any get-go are the elderly. Mumei lives with his grandfather Yoshiro, who worries about him constantly. They carry on a day-to-day routine in what could be viewed as a post-Fukushima time, with all the children born ancient--frail and gray-haired, yet incredibly compassionate and wise. Mumei may be enfeebled and feverish, but he is a beacon of hope, full of wit and free of self-pity and pessimism. Yoshiro concentrates on nourishing Mumei, a strangely wonderful boy who offers "the beauty of the time that is yet to come."A delightful, irrepressibly funny book, The Emissary is filled with light. Yoko Tawada, deftly turning inside-out "the curse," defies gravity and creates a playful joyous novel out of a dystopian one, with a legerdemain uniquely her own
Facing the bridge by Yōko Tawada( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Amo, an African kidnapped to Europe as a boy, and Tamao, a Japanese exchange student in Germany, live in different centuries but are being followed by the same shadow ... Kazuko, a young professional tourist, is lured to Vietnam by a mysterious postcard ... On the Canary Islands, a nameless translator battles a banana grove and a series of Saint Georges ..." "These three tales by Yoko Tawada cross cultures and histories with a sensuous playfulness as sweet as a box of candied hearts - even Michael Jackson makes an appearance."--BOOK JACKET
The eighth day by Mitsuyo Kakuta( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1985. Kiwako is an ordinary office worker, in love with a married man, until an unwanted abortion causes her to snap. She kidnaps her lover's six-month-old girl and runs away with her, eventually taking refuge in all-female commune controlled by a religious cult
The bridegroom was a dog by Yōko Tawada( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A schoolteacher tells her class a fable about a princess who promises her hand in marriage to a dog that has licked her bottom clean. Strangely, a doglike suitor then appears to court the teacher. Much to the chagrin of her friends, an odd romance ensues - simmering with secrets, chivalry, and sex
The emissary by Yōko Tawada( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yoko Tawada's new novel is a breathtakingly light-hearted meditation on mortality and fully displays what Rivka Galchen has called her "brilliant, shimmering, magnificent strangeness"Japan, after suffering from a massive irreparable disaster, cuts itself off from the world. Children are so weak they can barely stand or walk: the only people with any get-go are the elderly. Mumei lives with his grandfather Yoshiro, who worries about him constantly. They carry on a day-to-day routine in what could be viewed as a post-Fukushima time, with all the children born ancient--frail and gray-haired, yet incredibly compassionate and wise. Mumei may be enfeebled and feverish, but he is a beacon of hope, full of wit and free of self-pity and pessimism. Yoshiro concentrates on nourishing Mumei, a strangely wonderful boy who offers "the beauty of the time that is yet to come."A delightful, irrepressibly funny book, The Emissary is filled with light. Yoko Tawada, deftly turning inside-out "the curse," defies gravity and creates a playful joyous novel out of a dystopian one, with a legerdemain uniquely her own
Kono yo no yō na yume : Nagata Kōi no sekai by Kōi Nagata( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaking the history of silence : the Women's International War Crimes Tribunal for the Trial of Japanese Military Sexual Slavery by Women's International War Crimes Tribunal for the Trial of Japanese Military Sexual Slavery( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Women's International War Crimes Tribunal held in Tokyo, Japan on 8-12 Dec. 2000 was a Peoples' Tribunal set up to bring those responsible for Japan's military sexual violence, in particular the enslavement of 'comfort women, ' to justice and to end the ongoing cycle of impunity for wartime violence against women. A revolutionary tribunal representing people from all across Asia, it was the first of its kind to break Japan's post-war taboo by finding the emperor guilty of war crimes during WWII"--Container
Inumukoiri : Bridegroom was a dog Eibunban by Yōko Tawada( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

100 American poems = Amerika meishisen( Recording )

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

 
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An echo of heaven
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Facing the bridgeThe eighth dayThe bridegroom was a dogInumukoiri : Bridegroom was a dog Eibunban
Alternative Names
Margaret Mitsutani

Mitsutani, Māgaretto

Mitsutani, Magaretto 1953-

Mitsutani, Margaret

ミツタニ, マーガレット 1953-

満谷マーガレット

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