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- Hamilton Books 2010; US$ 37.99
This book adds parodies Aesop, perhaps the world's best-known author, produced hundreds of fables that have been re-told countless times, on a one-to-one basis. By turns hilarious, poignant, and profound, the more than 200 entries in After Aesop will instruct and entertain a diverse modern audience. more...
- Hamilton Books 2010; US$ 26.99
This book is the sixth volume in a sequence which began with 222: Aphorisms & Reflections, featuring more than 450 entries, some autobiographical. Like its predecessors, New Aphorisms & Reflections includes a sampling of 'meetings of the minds'-dialogues between the author and aphorists and thinkers of the past. more...
- Hamilton Books 2010; US$ 24.99
This volume features well over 200 fresh and original oxymorons with commentaries-all with a satirical twist. As a satire, Little House of Oxymorons complements Steven Carter's The New Devil's Dictionary, a two-volume 'sequel' to Ambrose Bierce's notorious The Devil's Dictionary of a century ago. more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 8.99
Howard Hughes embodied the American dream: envied by powerful men, desired by beautiful women, Hughes lived his life larger than all who surrounded him and yet died an emaciated recluse. This makes him the perfect subject for red-hot biographer Alton Reece. Riding high on the wave of previous astonishing success, Reece sees Hughes as more than simply... more...
- Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 27.99
One of the best scholar-translators in the field presents a selection of writings by Tonna (1289--1372), an outstanding medieval Buddhist poet-monk, very little of whose work has been translated until now. Tonna was regarded as the leading Nijo¯ poet of his day and was known as one of the Four Deva Kings of the Waka. This anthology contains translations... 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 2014;
A court lady of the Heian era, an early modern philologist, a Meiji-period novelist, and a physicist at Tokyo University. What do they have in common, besides being Japanese? They all wrote zuihitsu—a uniquely Japanese literary genre encompassing features of the nonfiction or personal essay and miscellaneous musings. For sheer range of subject matter... more...