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Where Europe Begins (2002) [Collection]
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Where Europe Begins presents a collection of startling, innovative stories by Yoko Tawada. In these ten tales - two originally written in Japanese, eight in German - the reader moves through landscapes of fairy tales, family history, childhood memories, strange words and letters, dreams, and everyday reality.

In these stories' disparate settings - Japan, Siberia, Russia, and Germany - boundaries blur and shift between the physical and metaphysical, creating a fragmented world where a city or even the human body can become a sort of text. Suddenly, the reader becomes as much a foreigner as the author, or the figures that fill this book: the ghost of a burned woman, a traveler on the Trans-Siberian railroad, a mechanical doll, a tongue, a monk who leaps into his own reflection.


  • The Bath
  • The Reflection
  • Spores
  • Canned Foreign
  • The Talisman
  • Raisin Eyes
  • Storytellers without Souls
  • Tongue Dance
  • Where Europe Begins
  • A Guest

Original title: Where Europe Begins
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

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Where Europe Begins (2002)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Susan Bernofsky Yumi Selden
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Where Europe Begins (2007)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: New Directions
ISBN: 0811217027
Pages: 224

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Where Europe Begins (2002)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: New Directions
ISBN: 0811215156
Pages: 192

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