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Snyder, Stephen 1957-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 116 publications in 2 languages and 9,156 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Biography  Detective and mystery stories  History  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Translator, Editor
Classifications: PL858.G37, 895.635
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Publications about Stephen Snyder
Publications by Stephen Snyder
Most widely held works by Stephen Snyder
Ōe and beyond fiction in contemporary Japan ( file )
12 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 2,094 libraries worldwide
The housekeeper and the professor by Yōko Ogawa( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,232 libraries worldwide
"He is a brilliant math Professor with a peculiar problem -- ever since a traumatic head injury, he has lived with only eighty minutes of short-term memory. She is an astute young Housekeeper, with a ten-year-old son, who is hired to care for him. And every morning, as the Professor and the Housekeeper are introduced to each other anew, a strange and beautiful relationship blossoms between them. Though he cannot hold memories for long (his brain is like a tape that begins to erase itself every eighty minutes), the Professor's mind is still alive with elegant equations from the past. And the numbers, in all of their articulate order, reveal a sheltering and poetic world to both the Housekeeper and her young son. The Professor is capable of discovering connections between the simplest of quantities -- like the Housekeeper's shoe size -- and the universe at large, drawing their lives ever closer and more profoundly together, even as his memory slips away." -- Publisher description
Out by Natsuo Kirino( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Japanese and held by 1,111 libraries worldwide
After strangling her husband, Masako Katori, a middle-aged wife and mother working the night shift at a Tokyo factory, enlists the aid of four co-workers to conceal the crime
Rivalry : a geisha's tale by Kafū Nagai( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 827 libraries worldwide
"Rivalry tells a sweeping story in which sexual politics compete with sisterly affection in a world ruled by material transaction. Komayo is a former geisha who, upon the death of her husband, must return to the "world of flower and willow" to escape poverty. A chance encounter with an old patron, Yoshioka, leads to a relationship in which both lovers hope to profit: Yoshioka believes Komayo can restore his lost innocence; Komayo plans to use Yoshioka's patronage to compete in the elaborate music and dance performances staged by her fellow geisha. Yoshioka is eager to ransom Komayo, but as she considers his offer, Komayo falls in love with Segawa, a young actor who promises to turn the talented geisha into the finest dancer in the Shimbashi quarter. Though her feelings for Segawa are genuine, Komayo is eager to use her lover's position to become the lead performer among her peers. Her ambition even tempts her to take on a third patron known only as the "Sea Monster" ... Though she finds herself at the pinnacle of a glittering career, Komayo nevertheless becomes the target of a bitter rivalry between her three lovers that leaves her both thrilled and exhausted, both brutalized and redeemed. Kafu's compelling tale takes readers from the intimate corners of the geisha house to the back rooms of assignation, from the dressing areas of the great kabuki theaters to the lonely country villa of a theater critic and connoisseur of Shimbashi women. His lush depictions of architecture and costumes and his incisive descriptions of urban life and individual motive provide a vivid backdrop for Komayo's struggle-one woman's absorbing quest to find fame, affection, and financial security in the refined but ruthless theater of Shimbashi."--Publisher's description
Revenge : eleven dark tales by Yōko Ogawa( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 615 libraries worldwide
Offers eleven interwoven macabre short stories that take an ominous look at grotesque characters, violent emotions, and murder
On parole by Akira Yoshimura( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 592 libraries worldwide
A man murders his wife, wounds her lover, and sets the lover's home-with the lover's mother in it-on fire. Sixteen years later, 50-year-old Shiro Kikutani, a former high-school teacher serving a life sentence for this crime, is released. In jail, he had thought of nothing but freedom. His release, however, creates a series of obstacles for which he is not prepared. While he continually examines his conscience, he feels no remorse. On parole, he slowly begins to lead a normal life, and that life seems livable, until his new wife pressures him to express remorse he does not feel. Once again, Yoshimura has written a finely detailed, subtle, powerful story that explores the fragile life of a murderer and the quality of freedom in an unforgiving society. 5-5/16 X 8
The diving pool : three novellas by Yōko Ogawa( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 559 libraries worldwide
In this crafty, suspenseful hook., each novella is narrated in the listless, emotionally remote voice of a young woman, such as the high schooler of the title story whose infatuation with her foster brother, Jun, prompts her to obsessively observe his diving practice. As the daughter of religious parents who run an orphanage, Aya feels alienated from the workings of the so-called Light House and finds an outlet for her frustration in romantic fantasy about Jun as well as in tormenting--shockingly--an orphan baby. The underhandedly creepy Dormitory is narrated by a Tokyo wife who begins nursing the ailing, armless one-legged manager at her old college dormitory. The manager's increasingly alarming tale of love for one of the renters, now vanished, enthralls the wife. Pregnancy Diary offers a bit of levity, narrated by a young unmarried woman whose rage toward her pregnant sister take the form of cooking her grapefruit jam prepared from fruit treated with a chromosome-altering chemical. Ogawa's tales possess a gnawing, erotic edge
Fictions of desire narrative form in the novels of Nagai Kafū by Stephen Snyder( file )
9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 545 libraries worldwide
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Remote control by Kōtarō Isaka( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 463 libraries worldwide
Aoyagi, a former delivery-truck driver in the city of Sendai is unemployed-- and now he's the main suspect in the assassination of a newly elected prime minister. As Aoyagi runs, he must negotiate trigger-happy law enforcement while trying to discover why he was set up and who is responsible
Hotel Iris by Yōko Ogawa( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 452 libraries worldwide
Young hotel clerk Mari is drawn to a widowed translator suspected of killing his wife, who initiates her into a dark realm of pleasure and pain, a world that she embraces even more than the translator
In pursuit of contemporary East Asian culture ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
These critical essays examine various aspects of East Asian culture through an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural lens. Analyzing film, television, and visual and literary texts, the contributors reveal the historical conditions as well as the contemporary impulses driving East Asian culture today. By anticipating the geocultural shift to the Asian Pacific Rim in the twenty-first century, this collection serves as both an introduction to contemporary East Asian culture and an exploration of its global context
Confessions : a novel by Kanae Minato( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
"After calling off her engagement in wake of a tragic revelation, Yūko Moriguchi had nothing to live for except her only child, four-year-old Manami. Now, following an accident on the grounds of the middle school where she teaches, Yūko has given up and tendered her resignation. But first she has one last lecture to deliver. She tells a story that upends everything her students ever thought they knew about two of their peers, and sets in motion a maniacal plot for revenge. Narrated in alternating voices, with twists you'll never see coming, Confessions explores the limits of punishment, despair, and tragic love, culminating in a harrowing confrontation between teacher and student that will place the occupants of an entire school in danger"--Page 4 of cover
Practicing the jhānas : traditional concentration meditation as presented by the Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw by Stephen Snyder( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
The diving pool by Yōko Ogawa( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
In this crafty, suspenseful hook., each novella is narrated in the listless, emotionally remote voice of a young woman, such as the high schooler of the title story whose infatuation with her foster brother, Jun, prompts her to obsessively observe his diving practice. As the daughter of religious parents who run an orphanage, Aya feels alienated from the workings of the so-called Light House and finds an outlet for her frustration in romantic fantasy about Jun as well as in tormenting--shockingly--an orphan baby. The underhandedly creepy Dormitory is narrated by a Tokyo wife who begins nursing the ailing, armless one-legged manager at her old college dormitory. The manager's increasingly alarming tale of love for one of the renters, now vanished, enthralls the wife. Pregnancy Diary offers a bit of levity, narrated by a young unmarried woman whose rage toward her pregnant sister take the form of cooking her grapefruit jam prepared from fruit treated with a chromosome-altering chemical. Ogawa's tales possess a gnawing, erotic edge
The housekeeper and the professor a novel by Yōko Ogawa( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
"He is a brilliant math Professor with a peculiar problem -- ever since a traumatic head injury, he has lived with only eighty minutes of short-term memory. She is an astute young Housekeeper, with a ten-year-old son, who is hired to care for him. And every morning, as the Professor and the Housekeeper are introduced to each other anew, a strange and beautiful relationship blossoms between them. Though he cannot hold memories for long (his brain is like a tape that begins to erase itself every eighty minutes), the Professor's mind is still alive with elegant equations from the past. And the numbers, in all of their articulate order, reveal a sheltering and poetic world to both the Housekeeper and her young son. The Professor is capable of discovering connections between the simplest of quantities -- like the Housekeeper's shoe size -- and the universe at large, drawing their lives ever closer and more profoundly together, even as his memory slips away." -- Publisher description
Revenge by Yōko Ogawa( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
A healing family by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 libraries worldwide
A Healing Family, Kenzaburo Oe's first book since winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, is an intimate portrait of the people closest to him. Above all, it is about his son Hikari. Hikari was born in 1963 with a growth on his brain so large it made him look as if he had two heads. His parents were told he might never be more than a "human vegetable" requiring constant care; but they took the decision to raise him. Today, despite autism, poor vision, and a tendency to seizures, their son is an established composer with two successful CDs to his credit. Oe has often written about the sorrows and satisfactions of being the parent of a handicapped child, most memorably in A Personal Matter; but nowhere has his writing been more personal, more buoyant, more revealing than in this non-fiction work. Without diminishing the suffering that Hikari and his family have been through, he celebrates the victories that can be won, especially his son's gift for music - his own "language."
Coin locker babies by Ryū Murakami( Book )
5 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The story of two babies abandoned in a locker at a railroad station. They grow up to represent the darker side of Japanese youth, lacking tradition and religion. One brother becomes a male prostitute, then a rock star, the other goes to jail and becomes involved in a plot to poison Tokyo. By the author of 69
Asura Girl by Ōtarō Maijō( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
"Seventeen-year-old Aiko lives a life of casual sex and casual violence, though at heart she remains a schoolgirl with an unrequited crush on her old classmate Yoji Kaneko. Life is about to get harder for Aiko, as a recent fling, Sano, has been kidnapped, and the serial killer Guru-Guri Majin (Round-and-Round Devil) has begun slaughtering children. The youth are rioting in the streets, egged on by the underground Internet bulletin board known as Ten-no Koe, the Voice from Heaven. Expecting that Yoji will come and save her from the madness, Aiko posts a demand for her own murder on Ten-no-Koe, but will she be left waiting...or worse?"--
Gold rush by Miri Yū( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
"Story of a 14-year-old boy raised by his detached, repulsive father in the poor, crime-ridden Japanese port city of Yokohama. Like his father, Kazu is also obsessed with money but is cold and indifferent toward his own feelings and possesses an uncontrollable and violent temper. One night, taunted by his father, Kazu calmly kills him and hides his body in a secret vault in the basement. With his father "missing," he tries to take over his father's business and resume his "normal" life. But as his world and his alibi slowly start to crumble around him, Kazu becomes painfully aware of the consequences of his actions."--Jacket
 
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スナイダー, スティーブン
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