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  • Basho's Narrow Roadby Matsuo Basho; Hiroaki Sato

    Stone Bridge Press 2013; US$ 16.95

    Matsuo Basho (1644-94) is considered Japan's greatest haiku poet. Narrow Road to the Interior (Oku no Hosomichi) is his masterpiece. Ostensibly a chronological account of the poet's five-month journey in 1689 into the deep country north and west of the old capital, Edo, the work is in fact artful and carefully sculpted, rich in literary and Zen... more...

  • Easy Indonesianby Thomas G. Oey; Katherine Davidsen

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    Indonesia is the hot new Asian destination, a country where lively conversation, good humor and warm human interaction are integral parts of daily life. Easy Indonesian brings the language and culture of Indonesia alive, giving you all the basics you need to start speaking Indonesian immediately. The opening chapters introduce the essentials of... more...

  • Mastering Japanese Kanjiby Glen Nolan Grant

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 19.95

    This is a comprehensive, self-study workbook for learning Japanese characters. Mastering Japanese Kanji can help you greatly reduce the time and effort involved in learning to read Japanese and write Japanese. It does so by introducing a method that is both effective and easy to use in memorizing the meanings and pronunciations of Kanji—the... more...

  • Classic Haikuby Yuzuru Miura

    Tuttle Publishing 1992; US$ 6.95

    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...

  • The Changelingby Thomas Middleton; William Rowley

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Considered by critics to be one of the best tragedies of the English Renaissance, The Changeling was written by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley and first published in book form in 1653. Beatrice-Joanna is betrothed to Alonzo but in love with Alsemero. She convinces De Flores, who is in love with her, to help her be free of Alonzo - by murdering... more...

  • Basic Japaneseby Samuel E. Martin; Eriko Sato

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 18.95

    Basic Japanese takes a friendly and innovative approach to beginner Japanese, emphasizing the structure of the Japanese language rather than just vocabulary. This method was pioneered by the author, Samuel E. Martin. Once considered controversial, modern linguists now agree that the structural based approach for leaning a language allows for... more...

  • Colloquial Kazakhby Zaure Batayeva

    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...

  • The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Dramaby J. Thomas Rimer; Mitsuya Mori; M. Cody Poulton

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 74.99

    This anthology is the first to survey the full range of modern Japanese drama and make available Japan?s best and most representative twentieth- and early-twenty-first-century works in one volume. Divided into six chronological sections: “The Age of Taisho Drama?; The Tsukiji Tsukiji Little Theater and Its Aftermath?; “Wartime and Postwar Drama?;... more...

  • Death and the King?s Grey Hair and Other Playsby Denja Abdullahi

    Kraft Books 2014; US$ 18.00

    Death and the King?s Grey Hair and Other Plays is a collection of three plays, ?Death and the King?s Grey Hair,? ?Truce with the Devil,? and ?Fringe Benefits,? which are all experimental plays from the early period of the writing career of Denja Abdullahi, who is presently renowned as a poet of populist expressions. ?Death and the King?s Grey Hair?... more...

  • Die Artefakte der Götter - Shimabara-Götterlandby Michael Bartsch

    tredition 2015; US$ 3.71

    Fortsetzung der Fantasy-Reihe: Die Artefakte der Götter. Zweites Buch, Teil 2, Shimabara - Götterland Mit Hilfe des Psychologen Maik Barthels kehrt Reneé auf die Ebene Niihama zurück. Nach vielen Kämpfen, die sie mit ihren Gefährten besteht, schafft sie es, die freien Völker der Ebene zu versöhnen. Selbst die Jahrtausende alte Fehde mit dem Alten Volk... more...