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  • The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Dramaby J. Thomas Rimer; Mitsuya Mori; M. Cody Poulton

    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...

  • The Sarashina Diaryby Takasue no Musume Sugawara no; Sonja Arntzen; Moriyuki Ito

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    A thousand years ago, a young Japanese girl embarked on a journey from the wild East Country to the capital. She began a diary that she would continue to write for the next forty years and compile later in life, bringing lasting prestige to her family. Some aspects of the author?s life and text seem curiously modern. She married late and identified... more...

  • A String of Flowers, Untied . . .by Murasaki Shikibu; Jane Reichhold

    Stone Bridge Press 2001; US$ 18.95

    The love poetry of the Tale of Genji by Lady Murasaki comes alive in an all-new translation. more...

  • The River of Heavenby Robert Aitken

    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...

  • Japanese-English Bilingual Visual Dictionaryby

    DK Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    DK's Japanese-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary introduces the vocabulary of the modern Japanese world in thematic order, using full-colour photographs and artworks to display and label all the elements of everyday life - from the home and office to sport, music, nature, and the countries of the world - with panel features on key nouns, verbs,... more...

  • Haikai Poet Yosa Buson and the Basho Revivalby Cheryl A. Crowley

    BRILL 2007; US$ 121.00

    Uses the haikai verse and paintings of the brilliant, innovative artist Yosa Buson as a focal point from which to explore how early modern Japanese writers competed for artistic authority and social prestige. This book concludes with a discussion of Buson's reception in the modern period, and includes translations of his principal works. more...

  • A Hundred Verses from Old Japanby William N. Porter

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    A Hundred Verses from Old Japan , being a translation of the Hyaku-nin-isshiu , was originally collected in the thirteenth century. One of the most popular anthologies of Japanese classical poetry, this collection comprises love poems and "picture poems" describing scenes from nature in tanka form, thumbnail sketches compressed into thirty-one syllables.... more...

  • A History of South African Literatureby Christopher Heywood

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 37.00

    Christopher Heywood's critical study of South African literature. more...

  • Black Mindby O.R. Dathorne

    University of Minnesota Press 1974; US$ 90.00

    The comprehensive account of the development of African literature from its beginnings in oral tradition to its contemporary expression in the writings of Africans in various African and European languages provides insight, both broad and deep, into the B more...

  • South African Literature after the Truth Commissionby Shane Graham

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 90.00

    This book studies a broad and ambitious selection of contemporary South African literature, fiction, drama, poetry, and memoir to make sense of the ways in which these works 'remap' the intersections of memory, space/place, and the body, as they explore the legacy of apartheid. more...