Friday, May 11, 2007

Asian Folktales Retold and In the Pool in the MultiCultural Review

The Spring 2007 issue of the MultiCultural Review includes discussion of the exciting new Asian Folktales Retold series from Stone Bridge Press. China Tells How the World Began! and Chinese Fables Remembered are described in the Editor's Shelf section, where Kathryn Mora notes that they were "created to capture the spirit of Asian folktales." Also in this issue, Hideo Okuda's In the Pool is reviewed by Al Hikida, who writes:

This satiric collection of stories skewers Japan's pressure-cooker society and image fixation...Okuda's eccentric doctor is a prescription for a stress-filled society.