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  • Welcome to Indonesianby Stuart Robson

    Tuttle Publishing 2004; US$ 12.95

    Get ready for a whole new approach to language history! This concise and brilliant book offers demystifying overviews of one of Asia's most popular languages. In a novel approach to language theory, this book shows the inner mechanics of Asian languages. This guide will give you insight into Indonesian unavailable anywhere else! Through this innovative... more...

  • Indonesian Slangby Christopher Torchia; Lely Djuhari

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    Cekidot, gan! —"Check it out Boss!" Kamu Dodol —"You're a coconut fudge!" (You're slow on the uptake) This book is an informal compendium of Indonesian expressions, including proverbs, slang, quotations and acronyms. The unique aspects of the Indonesian language offer one of the best windows into Indonesian culture. Slang, titles, proverbs,... more...

  • First Playsby A. A. Milne

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Though today he's best remembered as the creator of the Winnie the Pooh series of children's books, British writer A.A. Milne was actually a much more prolific playwright than he was a juvenile literature scribe, penning over 30 plays in his lifetime. This collection of Milne's early works for the stage will please Pooh fans curious to... 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...

  • Clouds above the Hill: Volume IVby Shiba Ryotaro; Phyllis Birnbaum

    Taylor and Francis 2014; 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 Hill: Volume IIIby Shiba Ryotaro; Phyllis Birnbaum

    Taylor and Francis 2014; 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...

  • Gender, Language and Ideologyby Momoko Nakamura

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    The book examines women?s language as an ideological construct historically created by discourse. The aim is to demonstrate, by delineating a genealogy of Japanese women?s language, that, to deconstruct and denaturalize the relationships between gender and any language, and to account for why and how they are related as they are, we must consider history,... more...

  • Japanese Women Poets: An Anthologyby Hiroaki Sato

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Throughout history, Japanese women have excelled in poetry - from the folk songs of the Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters) compiled in 712 and the court poetry of the 9th to the 14th centuries, on through the age of haikai and kanshi to the 19th century, into the contemporary period when books of women's poems have created a sensation.This anthology... more...

  • A Pepper-Podby Kenneth Yasuda; John Gould Fletcher

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    In the compact, evocative verse-form known as haiku Japanese writers have for centuries been condensing their finest poetic thought and feeling. Adequate translation of haiku into English awaited a Japanese writer fully acquainted with the English language. That writer has now appeared in Kenneth Yasuda, and this book is the result of a long-time... 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...