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  • Far Beyond the Fieldby Makoto Ueda

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 31.99

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  • Kazakh-English dictionaryby Boris Nikolayevich Shnitnikov

    De Gruyter 1966; US$ 133.00

    Kazakh-English dictionary (Uralic and Altaic) more...

  • 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...

  • The Noh Drama: Ten Plays from the Japaneseby Noh Committee

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 19.95

    NOH as an independent and original art form?ultimately destined to supersede the earlier Dengaku, Sarugaku and other song-dances?incorporates the most significant elements of the former and especially of the Kusemai (tune dance). With it a new literary form may be said to have been created. The invention of Noh is attributed to Kwannami Kiyotsugu... more...

  • Colloquial Kazakhby Zaure Batayeva

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 57.95

    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...

  • Little Songs of the Geishaby Liza Dalby

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    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. A vivid evocation of the romanticism of feudal Japan. more...

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

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 12.95

    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 up with the translation of the work of forty-nine widely acclaimed poets: free-verse poets, tanka... more...

  • One Hundred Poets, One Poem Eachby Peter McMillan

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 25.99

    Compiled in the thirteenth century, the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu is one of Japan's most quoted and illustrated works, as influential to the development of Japanese literary traditions as The Tale of Genji and The Tales of Ise . The text is an anthology of one hundred waka poems, each written by a different poet from the seventh century to... more...

  • Haiku Before Haikuby Steven D. Carter

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    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...

  • Wondrous Brutal Fictionsby R. Keller Kimbrough

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 54.99

    As works of Buddhist fiction, these texts relate the histories and miracles of particular buddhas, bodhisattvas, and local deities. Many of their protagonists have become recognizable cultural icons through their representation in later works of Japanese drama, fiction, and film. The collection includes such sekkyo ?sermon-ballad? classics as Sansho... more...