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  • 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...

  • Africa in Narrativesby Chin Ce; Charles Smith

    Handel Books 2014; US$ 26.95

    Africa in Narratives illuminates or proves, against the backdrop of attitudes toward nations deemed ëethnicí or ëminoritiesí, that literature in Africa can live up to the challenge of aesthetic imagination to form an active, refreshing part of world cultural discourse. African countries have evolved imaginatively beyond their present... more...

  • Style and Narrative in Translationsby Hiroko Cockerill

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Futabatei Shimei (1864-1909) is widely regarded as the founder of the modern Japanese novel. His novel Floating Clouds (1887-1889) was written in a colloquial narrative style that was unprecedented in Japanese literature, as was its negative hero. Futabatei was also a pioneer translator of Russian literature, translating works by Turgenev, Gogol,... 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...

  • Imagined Placesby Michael Pearson

    Dzanc Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Michael Pearson writes about his travels to places of literary import: Frost's Vermont, Faulkner's Mississippi, Flannery O'Connor's Georgia, Hemingway's Key West, Steinbeck's California, and Twain's Missouri. more...

  • Clouds above the Hillby Shiba Ryotaro; Phyllis Birnbaum

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 22.95

    Clouds above the Hill is the best-selling novel ever in Japan, and is now translated into English for the first time. An epic portrait of Japan in crisis, it combines graphic military history and highly readable fiction to depict an aspiring nation modernizing at breakneck speed. Best-selling author Shiba Ry?tar? devoted an entire decade of his... more...

  • Clouds above the Hillby Shiba Ryotaro; Phyllis Birnbaum

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 22.95

    Clouds above the Hill , a long-time best-selling novel in Japan, is now translated into English for the first time. An epic portrait of Japan in crisis, it combines graphic military history and highly readable fiction to depict an aspiring nation modernizing at breakneck speed. Acclaimed author Shiba Ry?tar? devoted an entire decade of his life to... more...

  • West African Poetryby Robert Fraser

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 68.00

    Previous studies of African poetry have tended to concentrate either on its political content or on its relationship to various European schools. This book examines West African poetry in English and French against the background of oral poetry in the vernacular. Do the roots of such poetry lie in Africa or in Europe? In committing their work to writing,... more...

  • Africandoby Manfred Loimeier

    Brandes & Apsel 2013; US$ 15.56

    Africando - Streifzüge durch die zeitgenössische afrikanische Literatur von Westafrika über Zentral- und Ostafrika bis zum südlichen Afrika. Verfasst von einem der profiliertesten Kenner afrikanischer Literaturen in Deutschland. Eine wichtige Einführung und Orientierungshilfe durch die inzwischen in beträchtlicher Zahl in deutscher Übersetzung vorliegenden... more...

  • Ogais "Noel"by Klaus Kracht; Katsumi Tateno-Kracht

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 80.96

    Ogais ?Noël? handelt von dem klassisch-chinesisch wie japanisch und europäisch gebildeten "homme de lettres" und symbolhaften Repräsentanten eines Landes, das nach einer ersten Begegnung mit dem abendländischen Glauben im ?christlichen? Jahrhundert dessen exklusiven Monotheismus als ?böse Religion? unter Todesstrafe stellte, bevor es im letzten Drittel... more...