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- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 3.99
This collection of Japanese folk plays reveals a previously unknown and decidedly unaristocratic element to Japanese theater. Interspersed between the stately, slower paced dramas of Japan?s Noh theater are the delightful comic plays or interludes known as Kyogen. These brief plays evolved from the bawdy skits that were rousingly enjoyed by the... more...
- Counterpoint 2011; US$ 15.95
Known to many as the study of quiet stillness and introspection, Zen Buddhism distinguishes itself through brilliant flashes of insight and its terseness of expression. In River of Heaven these concepts and pillars lend themselves to an exploration of Haiku, one of the most delicate and interpretive poetic forms in the world. The haiku verse form,... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.99
A Hundred Verses from Old Japan is an early translation of one of Japan's most famous anthologies of poetry. This gem of Japanese poetry has preserved its charm for almost a century while remaining the most popular of classical poetry anthologies among the Japanese. The Hyaku-nin-isshiu (literally "one hundred poems by one hundred poets")... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 2.99
This collection of Japanese haiku profiles noted poet Kenneth Yasuda and is a welcome addition to the world of haiku. In the compact, evocative verse-form known as haiku Japanese writers have for centuries been condensing their finest poetic thought and feeling. Adequate translation of haiku into English awaited a Japanese writer fully acquainted... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 74.99
This anthology is the first to survey the full range of modern Japanese drama and make available Japan?s best and most representative twentieth- and early-twenty-first-century works in one volume. Divided into six chronological sections: “The Age of Taisho Drama?; The Tsukiji Tsukiji Little Theater and Its Aftermath?; “Wartime and Postwar Drama?;... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95
Though the prose poem came into existence as a principally French literary genre in the nineteenth century, it occupies a place of considerable importance in twentieth-century Japanese poetry. This selection of poems is the first anthology of this genre and, in effect, the first appearance of this kind of poetry in English. Originally published in... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 15.99
"Five charming novellaswhich have astonishing freshness, color, and warmth." The New Yorker First published in 1686, this collection of five novellas was an immediate bestseller in the bawdy world that was Genroku Japan, and the book's popularity has increased with age, making it today a literary classic like Boccaccio's Decameron, or the works... more...
- Kraft Books 2014; US$ 18.00
Death and the King?s Grey Hair and Other Plays is a collection of three plays, ?Death and the King?s Grey Hair,? ?Truce with the Devil,? and ?Fringe Benefits,? which are all experimental plays from the early period of the writing career of Denja Abdullahi, who is presently renowned as a poet of populist expressions. ?Death and the King?s Grey Hair?... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95
Students of international drama are turning more and more to the study of Japanese drama, desirous to know to what extent its development duplicates or differs from the evolution of drama in other countries. Stimulated by the colour, originality, power, and poetry, they are interested to know more. This title, first published in 1928, traces the general... more...