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  • 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...

  • The Square Persimmon & Other Storiesby Takashi Atoda; Millicent M. Horton

    Tuttle Publishing 1999; US$ 12.95

    The Square Persimmon and Other Stories is an introduction to one of Japan 's most popular and versatile writers of fiction . In these eleven stories, Takashi Atoda examines universal themes-first love, lost love, change, fate-through unmistakably Japanese eyes. The dreamlike quality of some stories invites the reader to draw his own conclusions... more...

  • Classic Haikuby Yuzuru Miura

    Tuttle Publishing 1992; US$ 14.95

    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

    In The Three-Cornered World , an artist leaves city life to wander in the mountains on a quest to stimulate his artistic endeavors. When he finds himself staying at an almost deserted inn, he becomes obsessed with the beautiful and strange daughter of the innkeeper, who is rumored to have abandoned her husband and fallen in love with a priest at... more...

  • Seven Japanese Talesby Junichiro Tanizaki

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    In these seven stories, Tanizaki, the author of The Makioka Sister s explores the territory where love becomes self-annihilation, where the contemplation of beauty gives way to fetishism, and where tradition becomes an instrument of refined cruelty. A young man is erotically imprisoned by the memory of his mother. A tattoo artist transforms the body... more...

  • The Noh Plays of Japanby Arthur Waley

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95

    First published in 1921, The Noh Plays of Japan has been justly famous for more than three-quarters of a century and established the Noh play for the Western reader as beautiful literature. It contains translations of nineteen plays and summaries of sixteen more. 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$ 64.00

    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 Mouton 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...

  • Chronicles of My Lifeby Donald Keene; Akira Yamaguchi

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 18.99

    "I sometimes think that if, as the result of an accident, I were to lose my knowledge of Japanese, there would not be much left for me. Japanese, which at first had no connection with my ancestors, my literary tastes, or my awareness of myself as a person, has become the central element of my life." In this eloquent and wholly absorbing memoir,... more...