"Brief, wittily written essays that gamely attempt to explain some of the most frustrating hurdles [of Japanese]...It can be read and enjoyed by students at any level."
About the Author
JAY RUBIN is a professor of Japanese literature at Harvard University, where he has employed the pedagogical techniques contained in Making Sense of Japanese "as infrequently as possible." He has authored Injurious to Public Morals: Writers and the Meiji State and Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words
, edited Modern Japanese Writers
, and translated Soseki Natsume's Sanshiro
and The Miner
and Haruki Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
, Norwegian Wood
, and After the Quake
(Knopf and Harvill, 2002).