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- Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 27.99
The first anthology of its kind, The Modern Murasaki brings the vibrancy and rich imagination of women's writing from the Meiji period to English-language readers. Along with traditional prose, the editors have chosen and carefully translated short stories, plays, poetry, speeches, essays, and personal journal entries. Selected readings include... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 19.95
NOH as an independent and original art form?ultimately destined to supersede the earlier Dengaku, Sarugaku and other song-dances?incorporates the most significant elements of the former and especially of the Kusemai (tune dance). With it a new literary form may be said to have been created. The invention of Noh is attributed to Kwannami Kiyotsugu... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 57.95
Colloquial Kazakh provides a step-by-step course in Kazakh as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Kazakh in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 12.95
The state of Japanese poetry in the twentieth century, its high quality and individuality is clearly shown in this book. The introduction gives a brief,lucid history of poetry in Japan, with the emphasis on modern poetry. The body of the book is taken up with the translation of the work of forty-nine widely acclaimed poets: free-verse poets, tanka... more...
- Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 25.99
Compiled in the thirteenth century, the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu is one of Japan's most quoted and illustrated works, as influential to the development of Japanese literary traditions as The Tale of Genji and The Tales of Ise . The text is an anthology of one hundred waka poems, each written by a different poet from the seventh century to... more...
- Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 23.99
While the rise of the charmingly simple, brilliantly evocative haiku is often associated with the seventeenth-century Japanese poet Matsuo Basho, the form had already flourished for three hundred years before Basho even began to write. These early poems, known as hokku , are identical to haiku in syllable count and structure but function differently... more...
- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 54.99
As works of Buddhist fiction, these texts relate the histories and miracles of particular buddhas, bodhisattvas, and local deities. Many of their protagonists have become recognizable cultural icons through their representation in later works of Japanese drama, fiction, and film. The collection includes such sekkyo ?sermon-ballad? classics as Sansho... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99
A choice selection of one-act plays from the Nobel Prize for Literature and Academy Award winning playwright George Bernard Shaw.Includes: Augustus Does His Bit: A True-to-Life Farce The Dark Lady of the Sonnets How He Lied to Her Husband The Inca of Perusalem: An Almost Historical Comedietta Overruled Press Cuttings more...