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  • Seven Japanese Talesby Junichiro Tanizaki

    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...

  • Japan and ASEAN in East Asiaby Junichiro Koizumi

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2002; US$ 19.50

    This book contains the text of the Singapore Lecture delivered by Junichiro Koizumi on 14 January 2002.... more...

  • Some Prefer Nettlesby Junichiro Tanizaki

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    The conflict between traditional and modern Japanese culture is at the heart of this novel. Kaname is a smug, modern man living in a modern marriage. He gamely allows his wife to become the lover of another man, an act that does not cure the profound sadness at the heart of their relationship. So Kaname gradually retreats into the protection of... more...

  • The Japanese Election Systemby Junichiro Wada

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 180.00

    This is a unique analysis of the present Japanese political system which will interest both political economists and non-specialists alike. For the first time approaches used to analyse American and European political systems are applied to 'mysterious' Japan. more...

  • Some Prefer Nettlesby Junichiro Tanizaki

    Random House 2010; US$ 12.78

    The marriage of Kaname and Misako is disintegrating: whilst seeking passion and fulfilment in the arms of others, they contemplate the humiliation of divorce. Misako's father believes their relationship has been damaged by the influence of a new and alien culture, and so attempts to heal the breach by educating his son-in-law in the time-honoured... more...

  • Quicksandby Junichiro Tanizaki

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.38

    Sonoko Kakiuchi is a cultured Osaka lady, unfortunately widowed young. But her story is unsettlingly at odds with her image. it is a tale of infatuation and deceit, of eliberate evil. Its theme is humiliation, its victim Sonoko's mild-mannered husband. At is centre - seductive, manipulating, enslaving - is one of Tanizaki's most extraordinary characters,... more...

  • The Makioka Sistersby Junichiro Tanizaki

    Random House 2010; US$ 15.98

    Tanizaki's masterpiece is the story of four sisters, and the declining fortunes of a traditional Japanese family. It is a loving and nostalgic recreation of the sumptuous, intricate upper-class life of Osaka immediately before World War Two. With surgical precision, Tanizaki lays bare the sinews of pride, and brings a vanished era to vibrant life.... more...

  • Poached Egg on Toastby Frances Itani

    HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 15.99

    Frances Itani returns to her roots with a collection of over 20 remarkable short stories. Showcasing the range and depth of her work, these include selections from her previous three collections, as well as seven new stories. In the award-winning title story, ?Poached Egg on Toast,? a small domestic drama balloons into a defining moment in a long-time... more...

  • Deafeningby Frances Itani

    HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 15.99

    Elegantly written and profoundly moving, Frances Itani?s debut novel is a tale of virtuosity and power. Set on the eve of the Great War, Deafening spans two continents and the lives of a young deaf woman and her beloved husband. Frances Itani?s astonishing depiction of a world where sound exists only in the margins is a singular feat in literary... more...

  • Leaning, Leaning Over Waterby Frances Itani

    HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 14.99

    As noted by Quill & Quire , Frances Itani is an award-winning writer. Most recently, she won the Tilden/Saturday Night/CBC Literary Award for two consecutive years; an impressive feat as the stories are submitted to the jurors for evaluation anonymously. Now, Itani expands her control of the short story medium, with her new novel, Leaning, Leaning... more...