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Making Sense of Japanese: What the Textbooks Don't Tell You (Power Japanese) Paperback – 1 May 1998

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  • Paperback: 140 pages
  • Publisher: Kodansha International Ltd; 2nd edition edition (1 May 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 4770023103
  • ISBN-13: 978-4770023100
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 10.8 x 18.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,373,266 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Brief, wittily written essays that gamely attempt to explain some of the most frustrating hurdles [of Japanese]...It can be read and enjoyed by students at any level." --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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JAY RUBIN is a professor of Japanese literature at Harvard University, where he has employed the pedagogical techniques contained in Making Sense of Japanese "as infrequently as possible." He has authored Injurious to Public Morals: Writers and the Meiji State and Haruki Murakami and the Music ofWords, edited Modern Japanese Writers, and translated Soseki Natsume's Sanshiro and The Miner and Haruki Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Norwegian Wood, and After the Quake (Knopf and Harvill, 2002).
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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