Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
UMass Amherst Libraries

Japanese 597C/660 Problems and Methods of Translation

Genre Terminology

探偵小説 (tantei shosetsu) detective novels

推理小説 (suiri shosetsu) mystery novels

時代小説 (jidai shosetsu) historical (usually Edo period) fiction

歴史小説 (rekishi shosetsu) historical fiction


超短編小説  (cho tanpen shosetsu) short-short story

短編小説 (tanpen shosetsu) short story

中篇小説 (chuhen shosetsu) novella

長編小説 or 小説 (chohen shosetsu  or shosetsu) novel

Collections by Period

Detective and Mystery Stories

Collections by Gender/Nationality