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  • Written on Waterby Takashi Kojima

    Tuttle Publishing 1995; US$ 5.95

    This collection of classical poetry was selected from the Man'yoshu—the oldest and most important collection of Japanese poetry. Despair and hope are two emotions commonly voiced by poets in the Man'yoshu. Although written over thirteen hundred years ago, the poems retain a rare freshness, an originality that delights and fascinates even today.... more...

  • With a Smile and a Songby Paul Ruse

    Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    This book contains mostly light rhyming verse, but there is also some equally lighthearted prose. The prose consists mostly of comments on what the author feels is a misuse of the English language; for example, our present-day reluctance to use commas before conjunctions such as 'and' and 'but', even when a pause is obviously needed.... more...

  • Classic Haikuby Yuzuru Miura

    Tuttle Publishing 1992; US$ 6.95

    Sparrows Playing hide-and-seek Among the tea blossoms. —Kobayashi Issa Haiku, the traditional Japanese verse form composed of seventeen syllables, can express a dramatic scene or philosophical idea in a single line of verse. In this collection, haiku poet Yuzuru Miura has selected and translated poems by past masters such as Basho and Buson, as... more...

  • Three-Cornered Worldby Soseki Natsume; Alan Turney

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    Soseki Natsume is the pen name of Natsume Kin'nosuke, born in 1867 in Japan. A scholar of Chinese, Japanese and English literature, Soseki Natsume has written some of Japan's most beloved novels including I Am a Cat, The Gate (Mon), and And Then. He is so revered in Japan that his image appeared on the 1000 yen note for twenty years. Alan... more...

  • The Noh Plays of Japanby Arthur Waley

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95

    The Noh Plays of Japan is the most respected collection of Noh plays in English. The classic Japanese plays can be read for their great literary merit and also provide the reader with an understanding of a unique theatre art and important insights into the cultural, spiritual and artistic traditions of Japan. The Noh Plays of Japan , first... more...

  • The Straw Sandalby Santo Kyoden

    BRILL 2008; US$ 63.00

    Carmen Blacker?s spirited translation of Santo Kyoden?s Mukashi-banashi inazuma byooshi reveals a multi-layered and fascinating tale of revenge, providing a classic example of this popular genre within Japanese literature. more...

  • West African Poetryby Robert Fraser

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 68.00

    Previous studies of African poetry have tended to concentrate either on its political content or on its relationship to various European schools. This book examines West African poetry in English and French against the background of oral poetry in the vernacular. Do the roots of such poetry lie in Africa or in Europe? In committing their work to writing,... more...

  • A Grammar of Wandalaby Zygmunt Frajzyngier

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 224.00

    This is the first description of a most interesting Chadic language spoken in Northern Cameroon and Northern Nigeria. The grammar provides proofs for all hypotheses concerning forms and functions grammaticalized in the language. The grammar is written in a style accessible to linguists working within different theoretical frameworks. ... more...

  • Chikamatsuby C. Andrew. Gerstle

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 34.99

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  • Far Beyond the Fieldby Makoto Ueda

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 31.99

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