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  • A Hundred Verses from Old Japanby William N. Porter

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    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...

  • Diaries Of The Court Ladies Ofby Omori

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 295.00

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Modern Japanese Prose Poem: An Anthology of Six Poetsby Dennis Keene

    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...

  • I Wait for the Moonby Momoko Kuroda; Abigail Friedman

    Stone Bridge Press 2014; US$ 12.95

    Momoko Kuroda (b. 1938 in Tochigi Prefecture) is one of the most highly-respected haiku poets in Japan today. She has published five collections of haiku, and authored or co-authored another 22 prose works including essays, season- word compendiums, books on haiku for beginners, and a two-volume set of interviews with notable Showa-era poets. Her... more...

  • Japanese Death Poemsby Yoel Hoffmann

    Tuttle Publishing 1998; US$ 16.95

    Although the consciousness of death is, in most cultures, very much a part of life, this is perhaps nowhere more true than in Japan, where the approach of death has given rise to a centuries-old tradition of writing jisei , or the "death poem." Such a poem is often written in the very last moments of the poet's life. Hundreds of Japanese death poems,... more...

  • Japanese Women Writers: Twentieth Century Short Fictionby Noriko Mizuta Lippit; Kyoko Iriye Selden

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    "Here are Japanese women in infinite and fascinating variety -- ardent lovers, lonely single women, political activists, betrayed wives, loyal wives, protective mothers, embittered mothers, devoted daughters. ... a new sense of the richness of Japanese women's experience, a new appreciation for feelings too long submerged". -- The New York Times Book... more...

  • Death and the King?s Grey Hair and Other Playsby Denja Abdullahi

    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...

  • A History of South African Literatureby Christopher Heywood

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 40.00

    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...

  • Haikai Poet Yosa Buson and the Bash? Revivalby Cheryl Crowley

    BRILL 2006; US$ 121.00

    This book 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. more...