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- 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 2015; US$ 89.95
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95
This classic of Japanese studies presents extensive information about the history, culture and practice of Noh drama?one of Japan's most treasured dramatic art forms. 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... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 3.95
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. 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...
- 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...
- Tuttle Publishing 1998; US$ 16.95
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...