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- Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 23.95
Originally published in 1932, Kathleen Tamagawa’s pioneering Asian American memoir is a sensitive and thoughtful look at the personal and social complexities of growing up racially mixed during the early twentieth century. Born in 1893 to an Irish American mother and a Japanese father and raised in Chicago and Japan, Tamagawa reflects... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 44.95
‘e KenzaburŰ was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1994. This critical study examines ‘e?s entire career from 1957 ? 2006 and includes chapters on ‘e?s later novels not published in English. Through close readings at different points in ‘e?s career Yasuko Claremont establishes the spiritual path that he has taken in its three major phrases... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00
Anthony C. Yu’s celebrated translation of The Journey to the West reinvigorated one of Chinese literature’s most beloved classics for English-speaking audiences when it first appeared thirty years ago. Yu’s abridgment of his four-volume translation, The Monkey and the Monk , finally distills the epic novel’s most exciting... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 113.99
James Joyce: A Critical Guide presents a full and comprehensive account of the major writing of the great modernist novelist James Joyce. Ranging right across Joyce's literary corpus from his earliest artistic beginnings to his mature prose masterpieces Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, the book provides detailed textual analysis of each of his major... more...
- Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 15.00
Written in the eleventh century, this exquisite portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan is widely celebrated as the world?s first novel?and is certainly one of its finest. Genji, the Shining Prince, son of an emperor, is a passionate character whose tempestuous nature, family circumstances, love affairs, alliances, and shifting political fortunes... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 26.95
Having earned an international reputation with his booker-prize-winning novel, The Remains of the Day , Kazuo Ishiguro is fast emerging as an important cultural figure of our times. In this guide to Ishiguro?s varied and often experimental work, Wai-chew Sim presents: a biographical survey of Ishiguro?s literary career, and an introduction... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 52.50
The first study to discuss the construction of gender and Islamic identities in the works of contemporary Indonesian Muslim female writers more...
- University of California Press 2008; US$ 16.95
Mao Zedong, leader of the revolution and absolute chairman of the People's Republic of China, was also a calligrapher and a poet of extraordinary grace and eloquent simplicity. The poems in this beautiful edition (from the 1963 Beijing edition), translated and introduced by Willis Barnstone, are expressions of decades of struggle, the painful loss... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 67.50
Sanskrit texts have usually been discussed either within the frames of anthropology and religious studies or with a veneration that has substituted for analysis. Going beyond such approaches, Simona Sawhney argues that only a literary approach that resists the closure of interpretation can reveal the fragility, ambivalence, and tension that mark the... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 40.00
A tour-de-force in Asian American writing, Amy Tan has created works that are essential to high school and undergraduate literature classes and are often book club selections. Reading Amy Tan is a handy resource that offers both groups plot summaries of five of Tan's novels, as well as character and thematic analysis. The handbook also provides an... more...