The best novels of all times

in the Japanese language

Selected by piero scaruffi
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  1. Murasaki Shikibu (Japan, 973): "Genji Monogatari" (100#) ++
  2. Junichiro Tanizaki (Japan, 1886): "Sasameyuki/ Makioka Sisters" (1948) ++
  3. Haruki Murakami (Japan, 1949): "Sekai no Owari to Ha-doboirudo Wanda-rando/ Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World" (1985) ++
  4. Yasunari Kawabata (Japan, 1899): "Yukiguni/ Snow Country" (1937) +
  5. Yukio Mishima (Japan, 1925): "Kinkaku-ji/ The Temple of the Golden Pavilion" (1956) +
  6. Haruki Murakami (Japan, 1949): "Hitsuji o Meguru Bo-ken/ A Wild Sheep Chase" (1982) +
  7. Kobo Abe (Japan, 1924): "Suna no Onna/ Woman in the Dunes" (1962) +
  8. Yukio Mishima (Japan, 1925): "o-jo-no Umi/ The Sea of Fertility" (1970) +
  9. Kenzaburo Oe (Japan, 1935): "Kojinteki no Taiken/ Personal Matter" (1964) +
  10. Junichiro Tanizaki (Japan, 1886): "Tade-kuu Mushi/ Some Prefer Nettles" (1928) +
  11. Akutagawa Ryonosuke (Japan, 1892): "Aru Aho no Issho/ The Life of a Fool" (1927) +
  12. Ibuse Masuji (Japan, 1898) "Kuroi Ame/ Black Rain" (1969) +
  13. Yasunari Kawabataa (Japan, 1899): "Sembazuru/ Thousand Cranes" (1951) +
  14. Futabatei Shimei (Japan, 1864): "Ukigumo/ Drifting Clouds" (1889) +
  15. Osamu Dazai (Japan, 1909): "Ningen Shikkaku/ No Longer Human (1948) +
  16. Hideo Furukawa (1966): "Beruka Hoenainoka?/ Belka Why Don't You Bark?" (2005) +
  • "Taketori Monogatari/ Tale of the Bamboo Cutter" (Japan, 909) +
  • "Konjaku Monogatari/ Tales of a Time That Is Now Past" (Japan, 1004) +
  • "Heike Monogatari/ Tale of Heike" (Japan, 121#) +
  • Ihara Saikaku (Japan, 1642): "Koshoku Ichidai Onna/ The Life of a Woman in Love" (1686) +
  • Santo Kyoden (Japan, 1761): "Sakurahime Zenden Akebonozoshi" (1805) +
  • Shikitei Sanba (Japan, 1778): "Odokebanashi Ukiyofuro" (1813) +
  • Shikitei Sanba (Japan, 1778): "Ukiyodoko" (1823) +
  • Tamenaga Shunsui (Japan, 1789): "Shunshoku Umegoyomi/ Plum Calendar" (1833) +
  • Jippensha Ikku (Japan, 1765): "Tokai Dochu Hizakurige/ Journey on Foot" (1809) +
  • Mori Ogai (Japan, 1862): "Okitsu Yagoemon No Isho/ The Last Testament of Okitsu Yagoemon" (1912) +
  • Natsume Soseki (Japan, 1867): "Kokoro/ Mind" (1912) +
  • Higuchi Ichiyo (Japan, 1872): "Takekurabe/ Comparing Heights" (1895) +
  • Izumi Kyoka (Japan, 1873): "Ko-yahijiri/ The Holy Man of Mount Koya" (1900) +
  • Izumi Kyoka (Japan, 1873): "Uta Andon" (1910) +
  • Nagai Kafu (Japan, 1879): "Bokuto Kitan/ A Strange Tale from East of the River" (1937) +
  • Shiga Naoya (Japan, 1883): "Anya Koro/ A Dark Night's Passing" (1921) +
  • Junichiro Tanizaki (Japan, 1886): "Ashikari/ Reed Cutter" (1932) +
  • Junichiro Tanizaki (Japan, 1886): "Shunkinsho/ Portrait of Shunkin" (1932) +
  • Akutagawa Ryonosuke (Japan, 1892): "Kesa to Morito" (1915) +
  • Ishikawa Jun (Japan, 1899): "Fugen" (1936) +
  • Yasunari Kawabataa (Japan, 1899): "Meijin/ The Master of Go" (1954) +
  • Yasunari Kawabataa (Japan, 1899): "Yama no Oto/ The Sound of the Mountain" (1954) +
  • Osamu Dazai (Japan, 1909): "Shayo/ Setting Sun" (1947) +
  • Shusaku Endo (Japan, 1923): "Silence" (1966) +
  • Yoko Tawada (1960): "Inu Muko Iri/ The Bridegroom Was a Dog" (1993) +
  • Yukio Mishima (Japan, 1925): "Kamen no Kokuhaku/ Confessions of a Mask" (1948) +
  • Inoue Hisashi (Japan, 1933): "Shanhai Mun" (1991) +
  • Kenzaburo Oe (Japan, 1935): "Manen Gannen no Futtobo-ru/ Silent Cry" (1967) +
  • Minae Mizumura (Japan, 1951): "Honkaku Shosetsu/ A True Novel" (2002) +
  • Yoko Ogawa (Japan, 1962): "Hakase no Ai Shita Suushiki/ The Professor's Beloved Equation/ The Housekeeper and the Professor" (2003) +
  • Yoko Ogawa (Japan, 1962): "Hisoyaka na Kessho/ Secret Crystallization/ The Memory Police " (1994) +
  • Furui Yoshikichi (Japan, 1937): "Asagao/ Morning Glory" (1983) +
  • Haruki Murakami (Japan, 1949): "Umibe no kafuka/ Kafka on the Shore" (2002) +
  • Ryu Murakami (Japan, 1952): "Kagirinaku To-mei ni Chikai Buru/ Almost Transparent Blue" (1976) +
  • Mieko Kawakami (Japan, 1976): "Chichi to Ran/ Breasts and Eggs" (2008) +
  • Yoshio Aramaki (Japan, 1933): "Yawarakai Tokei/ Soft Clocks" (1968) +
  • Genichiro Takahashi (1951): "Sayonara Gyangutachi/ Sayonara Gangsters" (1982) +
  • Sayaka Murata (Japan, 1979): "Konbini Ningen/ Convenience Store People" (2016) +
  • Yuko Tsushima (Japan, 1947): "Hikari no Ryobun/ Territory of Light" (1979) +
  • Mizuki Tsujimura (Japan, 1980): "Kagami no Kojo/ Lonely Castle in the Mirror" (2018) +
  • Kenji Miyazawa (Japan, 1896): "Ginga Tetsudo no Yoru/ Night on the Galactic Railroad" (1934) +
  • Natsume Soseki (Japan, 1867): "Wagahai Wa Neko De Aru/ I am a Cat" (1906) +
  • Mahoko "Banana" Yoshimoto (1964): "Kitchin/ Kitchen" (1987) +

Chronological

Chronology of Japanese literature