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antiquelullaby:

Study of Flowers, 1866 (detail) - Frederic Bazille.

antiquelullaby:

Study of Flowers, 1866 (detail) - Frederic Bazille.

"He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words."
Elbert Hubbard (via loveage-moondream)
straycatreadsthat asked: "Hey! I noticed that you read a lot of Japanese fiction (love it and your blog) - so far I'm only acquainted with Haruki Murakami and Natsuo Kirino. Do you have any recs for expanding my repertoire? Thanks so much!"

straycatreadsthat:

bookpillows:

I’m glad you like my blog. Its pretty clear that I love Japanese lit from the book hauls that I’ve been posting. If you want to become acquainted with more Japanese authors then I first suggest you follow akutagawaaweek who posts classic Japanese fiction by author Ryunosuke Akutagawa.

I’m not sure how far your taste in books extends so I’ll try and recommend a wide variety of authors and books.

Classics

Ryunosuke Akutagawa

Sei Shonagon
Soseki Natsume
Murasaki Shikibu
Unknown

Short Story Collections

Blue Bamboo: Japanese Tales of Fantasy

Thrillers/Horror

Kenzon Kitakata

Ryu Murakami
Kanae Minato
Otsuichi
Yasutaka Tsutsui
Ami Sakuria
Seihco Matsumoto
Shuichi Yoshida
Koji Suzuki
Miyuki Miyabe
Fuminori Nakamura

Contemporary

Banana Yoshimoto

Kobo Abe

Kenzaburo Oe
Yukio Mishima
Yasunari Kawabata
Yogo Ogawa
Mitsuyo Kakuta
Osamu Dazai
Jun’ichiro Tanizaki
Shusake Endo
Junnosuke Yoshiyuki

Young Adult

Koushun Takami

Hiroshi Ishizaki
Miyuki Miyabe
Hitomi Kanehara

Oops, forgot to link the recs in my last post. Here they are!

Ahhh this book

Ahhh this book

shutterbug55:

The eye of the crimson king
-Watercolour paints/pencils 
-Post photo editing

shutterbug55:

The eye of the crimson king
-Watercolour paints/pencils
-Post photo editing

Been working on my rare book collection….here’s a tiny preview…