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- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 18.95
The sweep of Japanese literature in its infinite variety and unusual beauty-from earliest times to the mid-nineteenth century-is the focus of this impressive volume. Every genre and style of Japanese literature, from the somber beauty of Noh plays to the eroticism of seventeenth-century novels is included. Other offerings include poetry and haiku,... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95
In these seven stories, Tanizaki, the author of The Makioka Sister s explores the territory where love becomes self-annihilation, where the contemplation of beauty gives way to fetishism, and where tradition becomes an instrument of refined cruelty. A young man is erotically imprisoned by the memory of his mother. A tattoo artist transforms the body... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95
For the first time, English readers have access to Soseki’s Spring Miscellany . Originally published as Eijitu Shohin in serial form in the Asahi newspaper in 1909, before appearing in book form, Spring Miscellany is an pastiche of twenty-five sketches, referred to as shohin (little items), heir to the great zuihitsu tradition of discursive... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95
Four stories from two of Japan's most beloved and acclaimed fiction writers. The Izu Dancer was the story that first introduced Kawabata's prodigious talent to the West. This story was originally published in The Atlantic Monthly, in 1958. Stories by Inoue include, The Counterfeiter,” Obasute,” and The Full Moon.”... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95
This is the story of the Japanese who immigrated to Hawaii around the turn of the present century, worked as forced laborers on the sugar plantations, and afterwards remained in Hawaii to work as free men and to raise families. It is the story also of their children, born and raised in Hawaii, and who, during World War II, won fame and glory for themselves... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 24.00
For those who follow Chinese affairs, Han Han is as controversial as they come?an irreverent singer, sports celebrity, and satirist whose brilliant blogs and books have made him a huge celebrity with more than half a billion readers. Now, with this collection of his essays, Americans can appreciate the range of this rising literary star and get a... more...
- Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 38.99
In The Columbia Anthology of Chinese Folk and Popular Literature , two of the world's leading sinologists, Victor H. Mair and Mark Bender, capture the breadth of China's oral-based literary heritage. This collection presents works drawn from the large body of oral literature of many of China's recognized ethnic groups?including the Han, Yi, Miao,... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99
Preeminent scholar and translator David R. McCann presents an anthology of his own translations of works ranging across the major genres and authors of Korean writing?stories, legends, poems, historical vignettes, and other works?and a set of critical essays on major themes. A brief history of traditional Korean literature orients the reader to the... more...
- Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 23.99
First published in 1776, the nine gothic tales in this collection are Japan's finest and most celebrated examples of the literature of the occult. They subtly merge the world of reason with the realm of the uncanny and exemplify the period's fascination with the strange and the grotesque. They were also the inspiration for Mizoguchi Kenji's brilliant... more...
- Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 23.99
Burton Watson and Haruo Shirane, renowned translators and scholars, introduce English-speaking readers to the vivid tradition of early and medieval Japanese anecdotal (setsuwa) literature. These orally narrated and written tales drew on both local folk tradition and continental sources. Taken from seven major anthologies of anecdotal literature compiled... more...