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  • The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakamiby Matthew Carl Strecher

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 69.00

    In an ?other world? composed of language?it could be a fathomless Martian well, a labyrinthine hotel or forest?a narrative unfolds, and with it the experiences, memories, and dreams that constitute reality for Haruki Murakami?s characters and readers alike. Memories and dreams in turn conjure their magical counterparts?people without names or pasts,... more...

  • Colloquial Swahiliby Lutz Marten; Donovan Lee Mcgrath

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 82.95

    COLLOQUIAL SWAHILI is easy to use and completely up to date! Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Swahili. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes this new edition of COLLOQUIAL SWAHILI your best choice in personal language... more...

  • Colloquial Kazakhby Zaure Batayeva

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    Colloquial Kazakh provides a step-by-step course in Kazakh as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Kazakh in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is... more...

  • Colloquial Yorubaby Antonia Yétúndé Folŕrín Schleicher

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 85.00

    Specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use, this easy to use and up to date course provides a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Yoruba with no prior knowledge of the language required. Colloquial Yoruba is: interactive ? with lots of exercises for regular practice clear ? providing concise grammar... more...

  • Mishima Yukios ?Zur Verteidigung unserer Kultur? (Bunka boeiron)by Rebecca Mak

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    This volume presents Yukio Mishima?s essay ?On the Defense of Culture? (1968) for the first time in German translation. Mishima examines the relationship between culture, tradition, the emperor, and nation, and asserts his opinions about these issues, which also shape his fictional works. This volume engages in a close reading of the text, thus illuminating... more...

  • Beyond 'Khoisan'by Tom Güldemann; Anne-Maria Fehn

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    This paper briefly summarises the current state of research on the classification of Taa. It suggests a genealogical (historical) classification based on the evidence of grammatical and phonological features in the data from 20 varieties. The split between West !Xoon of Namibia and the remaining varieties is argued to be historically deeper than the... more...

  • The Columbia Anthology of Japanese Essaysby Steven D. Carter

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    A court lady of the Heian era, an early modern philologist, a Meiji-period novelist, and a physicist at Tokyo University. What do they have in common, besides being Japanese? They all wrote zuihitsu—a uniquely Japanese literary genre encompassing features of the nonfiction or personal essay and miscellaneous musings. For sheer range of subject matter... 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...

  • Camfranglaisby Peter Wuteh Vakunta

    Langaa RPCIG 2014; US$ 29.95

    This study raises awareness to the emergence of a new genre in world literatureóhybridized literature. It rejects the assumption according to which literatures written in less commonly taught languages should be subsumed into one universally accessible global idiom. Instead, Vakunta challenges literary scholars and readers of literature to regard... more...

  • The Modern Japanese Prose Poemby 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...