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Baudelaire taught me that life is the ecstasy of worms in the sun, and happiness the dance of worms."The great thing about Japanese culture, at least for an aficionado of all things eldritch, is the very ancient tradition of telling strange and frightening tales of the supernatural, and the often beautiful ways that contemporary Japanese storytellers appropriate and modernize the old stories from their tradition.
The best books to read to become acquainted with the traditional weird tales of old Japan are: 1) Konjaku Monogatari, a massive collection of over a thousand tales dating from the twelfth century, a large number of which are quite famous thanks to the modern adaptations of Akutagawa.
This link reviewing "The Road" by Hiroshi Aramata (found thanks to Reddit's Weird Literature sub) reminded me of how much I enjoyed this series and other Japanese weird literature.
The Road by Hiroshi Aramata | Pulp Crazy I've long been a fan of Kobe Abe's "The Woman in the Dunes," and also the tales of Edogawa Rampo such as "The Human Chair." I've also appreciated expatriate Lafcadio Hearn's Japanese-inspired works and the (non-weird) writing of Yukio Mishima.
Greenberg, goes to the experts: The stories are chosen by contemporary horror authors, who also write introductions to each tale.
The book's introduction serves as abrief-but-effective history of horror, then explains the the authors were asked to "choose the story that impacted them, the one piece of fiction that left an indelible imprint on them, and explain why they chose this particular story." The list of authors choosing their faves is impressive -- it includes Stephen King, Harlan Ellison, Peter Straub, Joyce Carol Oates, and Joe R.
However, I've enjoyed Goth by Otsuichi which has been adapted to manga and live action.
I will probably check out The Lake by Yasunari Kawabata, a story about the pleasure of being watched (stalked).
I am reading Edogawa Rampo's Japanese Tales of Mystery and Imagination for the first time.In addition to these collections, I'd recommend checking out the medieval Noh plays of the repertoire, most of which are filled with monsters, demons, ghosts, and other strange and wondrous beings.Many of the texts are available online, and there are numerous translations of the more famous and more literary of the plays, including a fine one by Royall Tyler in the Penguin Classics series.Lansdale -- and reading a collection of represent a truly wide spectrum of the horror genre.Stories come from all times, from classics from Edgar Allan Poe and Ambrose Bierce to contemporaries such as Philip K. The stories demonstrate the potential of horror: There are religious tales ("Young Goodman Brown"), aliens ("The Father-Thing," "The Colour Out of Space"), supernatural ("A Warning to the Curious," "Sweets to the Sweet") and straight psychological horror ("The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Pattern").
"The Human Chair" was also a crazy tale although I was a bit disappointed with the ending pointing out that the whole thing was actually just "pure imagination".