THE IZU DANCER, by Yasunari Kawabata, translated by Edward Seidensticker. THE COUNTERFEITER; OBASUTE; THE FULL MOON, by Yasushi Inoue, translated by Leon Picon. Singapore, Boston: Tuttle Publishing, 2000, 144 pp., $14.95.

Here is a new, reset quality-paperback edition of one of the staples of modern Japanese literature. It is a product of Tuttle’s admirable refurbishing of its invaluable backlist of modern Japanese fiction.

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