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  • Japanese-English Bilingual Visual Dictionaryby

    DK Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    DK's Japanese-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary introduces the vocabulary of the modern Japanese world in thematic order, using full-colour photographs and artworks to display and label all the elements of everyday life - from the home and office to sport, music, nature, and the countries of the world - with panel features on key nouns, verbs,... more...

  • The River of Heavenby Robert Aitken

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • The Modern Murasakiby Rebecca Copeland; Melek Ortabasi

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...