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Course: "Japanese Autobiographic Literature. Mishima, Ôe and Murakami"

Course: "Japanese Autobiographic Literature. Mishima, Ôe and Murakami"

Literatura autobiográfica

Do you like Japanese literature? Approach Mishima, Haruki Murakami and Kenzaburo Oé's life through their most personal work. The course is addressed to all those people interested in Japanese culture and/or literature in general.

Throughout the course we will go through highlighted contemporary authors whose works will be analysed and read.

Attendants will acquire general knowledge on contemporary Japanese literature through some of the works of the most representative authors of the second half of the 20th century. Sessions will be organised around a theoretical presentation by the teacher, followed by a comment of the work by the author that is chosen to work on.

1. Panorama of Japanese literature from the postwar period to nowadays
2. Confessions of a Mask (Mishima)
3. A Personal Matter (Oe)
4. Norwegian Wood (Murakami)


1. Pay the registration fee and, if necessary, the material to the bank account 0081 0556 76 0001063309 (Banc Sabadell Atlàntic), at the name of Casa Asia, specifying your name and surnames and code of the course.

2. Send the receipt of the payment specifying name, surnames, ID, NIE or passport, telephone number of the student and code of the course. Also attach a passport photo. Once the receipt has been received with the required data, Casa Asia will contact the student.

IMPORTANT: Seats are only guaranteed once the student has sent the receipt and received a confirmation e-mail. If the course is complete, Casa Asia would return the complete registration fee. Once the registration has been carried out, registration fees will not be returned for reasons beyond Casa Asia's responsibility.


2017/11/21 > 2017/12/12
From 21th of November to 12th of December, Tuesday from 19.00 to 20.30

Total duration of the course and number and duration of sessions: 6 hours, 4 sessions of 1.5 hours
Casa Asia Headquarters
Sant Pau's Modernist Venue
Sant Manuel Pavilion
c/ Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167

Price: 48 Euros


Casa Asia
Albert Nolla, translator and associate teacher of the Department of Translation and Interpretation of University Autonomous of Barcelona, where he teaches Japanese language, culture and literature. For more than 10 years he has been devoted to literary translation, field where he has translated Japanese authors such as Haruki Murakami, Kenzaburo Oé, Junichiro Tanizaki, Yasunari Kawabata or Banana Yoshimoto. Likewise, he has translated authors in English language into Catalan such as Paul Auster, Khaled Hosseini or V. S. Naipaul, among others.
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