This collection includes translated works by Japanese women writers that deal with the experiences of modern women. The work of these women represents current feminist perception, imagination and thought. "Here are Japanese women in infinite and fascinating variety -- ardent lovers, lonely single women, political activists, betrayed wives, loyal wives, protective mothers, embittered mothers, devoted daughters. ... a new sense of the richness of Japanese women's experience, a new appreciation for feelings too long submerged". -- The New York Times Book Review

chapter 1|17 pages

The Family of Koiwai

ByMiyamoto Yuriko

chapter 2|21 pages

The Full Moon

ByNogami Yaeko

chapter 3|5 pages

Blind Chinese Soldiers

ByHirabayashi Taiko

chapter 4|12 pages


ByHayashi Fumiko

chapter 5|26 pages

Residues of Squalor

Byōko YŌta

chapter 6|13 pages

Memory of a Night

BySata Ineko

chapter 7|15 pages

Love in Two Lives: The Remnant

ByEnchi Fumiko

chapter 8|14 pages

Ants Swarm

ByKōno Taeko

chapter 9|12 pages

To Stab

ByUno Chiyo

chapter 10|30 pages

Facing the Hills They Stand

ByTomioka Taeko

chapter 11|26 pages

Congruent Figures

ByTakahashi Takako

chapter 12|13 pages

The Smile of a Mountain Witch

ByOhba Minako

chapter 13|10 pages

Yellow Sand

ByHayashi Kyōko

chapter 14|47 pages

In the Pot

ByMurata Kiyoko