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  • The Modern Murasakiby Rebecca Copeland; Melek Ortabasi

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    The first anthology of its kind, The Modern Murasaki brings the vibrancy and rich imagination of women's writing from the Meiji period to English-language readers. Along with traditional prose, the editors have chosen and carefully translated short stories, plays, poetry, speeches, essays, and personal journal entries. Selected readings include... more...

  • Kazakh-English dictionaryby Boris Nikolayevich Shnitnikov

    De Gruyter 1966; US$ 116.25

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  • Le Québec traduit en Espagneby María Sierra Córdoba Serrano

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2013; US$ 35.99

    Cet ouvrage s?inscrit dans le courant sociologique contemporain des recherches sur la traduction. Il porte un regard inédit sur les transferts culturels du Canada vers l?Espagne et, plus précisément, sur la littérature québécoise traduite vers l?espagnol et vers le catalan en Espagne, entre 1975 et 2004. more...

  • Japanese Death Poemsby Yoel Hoffmann

    Tuttle Publishing 1998; US$ 16.99

    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...

  • Intro to Haikuby Harold Gould Henderson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    Harold G. Henderson was, from 1927 to 1929, the Assistant to the Curator of Far Eastern Art at the Metropolitan Musuem of Art. In 1930 he went to Japan, where he lived the following three years. On his return to this country he joined the faculty at Columbia University, where he taught Japanese and initiated a course in the history of Japanese art.... more...

  • Classic Haikuby Yuzuru Miura

    Tuttle Publishing 1992; US$ 6.99

    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...

  • Little Songs of the Geishaby Liza Dalby

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 3.99

    A fascinating look into the world of the Geisha through the 400-year-old art of Ko-Uta, the traditional song form sung to three-stringed shamisen music. It is a vivid evocation of the romanticism of feudal Japan. Traditional Japanese kouta are the musical embodiment of the geisha in the intoxicating "flower and willow world." Literally, these... more...

  • Anthology of Modern Japanese Poetryby Edith Marcombe Shiffert; Yuki Sawa

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 8.99

    This collection of modern Japanese poetry presents carefully selected works for Western readers. The state of Japanese poetry in the twentieth century, its high quality and individuality is clearly shown in this book. The introduction gives a brief, lucid history of poetry in Japan, with the emphasis on modern poetry. The body of the book is taken... more...

  • Haiku Before Haikuby Steven D. Carter

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 25.99

    While the rise of the charmingly simple, brilliantly evocative haiku is often associated with the seventeenth-century Japanese poet Matsuo Basho, the form had already flourished for three hundred years before Basho even began to write. These early poems, known as hokku , are identical to haiku in syllable count and structure but function differently... more...