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- Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2011; US$ 19.95
The title of this collection of poetry, Kale ya Washairi wa Pemba: Kamange na Sarahani is translated as, ?The Past of Pemba Poets: Kamange and Sarahani?. Pemba, for those who may need reminding is the smaller of the two islands known as Zanzibar, the other being Unguja. The poets whose works make up the collection lived between the last half of the... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 209.00
Edited by two leading experts on the languages of West Africa, this volume is the very first book to handle a range of topics in the syntax of Kwa, a branch of the Niger-Congo language family spoken by approximately 20 million people in Côte d?Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, and Benin and in the extreme southwestern corner of Nigeria. Kwa includes a total of... 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
Ugetsu Monogatari , or Tales of Moonlight and Rain numbers among the best-loved Japanese classics. These nine illustrated tales of the supernatural from eighteenth-century Osaka combine popular appeal with a high literary standard. The author expressed his complex views on human life and society in simple yet poetic language. Akinari questioned... more...
- Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 16.00
This collection features a brilliant new translation of the Japanese master's stories with an introduction by Haruki Murakami. Akutagawa?s disturbing tales of human passion capture the cultural upheaval of early twentieth century Japan, ranging from ?In the Grove,? the basis of Kurosawa?s famous film Rashomon, to Akutagawa?s later, more autobiographical... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 180.00
This book explores the thesis that in the Kwa languages of West Africa, aspect and modality are more central to the grammar of the verb than tense. Where tense marking has emerged it is invariably in the expression of the future, and therefore concerned with the impending actualization or potentiality of an event, hence with modality, rather than the... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 75.00
Despite its centuries-long tradition of literary and artistic depictions of love between men, around the fin de siFcle Japanese culture began to portray same-sex desire as immoral. Writing the Love of Boys looks at the response to this mindset during the critical era of cultural ferment between the two world wars as a number of Japanese writers challenged... more...
- Langaa RPCIG 2009; US$ 24.95
This is a foundational text on the production and dissemination of Anglophone Cameroon literature. The Republic of Cameroon is a bilingual country with English and French as the official languages. Ashuntantang shows that the pattern of production and dissemination of Anglophone Cameroon literature is not only framed by the minority status of English... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95
Professor Aston's A History of Japanese Literature has a permanent place on the bookshelves of all lovers of Japan. William George Aston, who pioneered in the translation of Japanese literature into English, made many original contributions to Japanese studies. His writing is fresh and informative. The periods reviewed range from the ancient... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1999; US$ 12.95
"Popular Japanese literature at its most revealing; mystery of everyday things, the empty rituals of tradition, the tidal pull of the past." --Donald Richie "The stories in this collection make one think of Kawabata in a way, Kawabata with more life and warmth. The translator's style--is perfectly suited to this kind of story." --Paul McCarthy, translator... more...