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  • 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...

  • The Language of Emotionsby Maļa Ponsonnet

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    The Language of Emotions: The case of Dalabon (Australia) is the first extensive study of the linguistic encoding of emotions in an Australian language, and further, in an endangered, non-European language. Based on first-hand data collected using innovative methods, the monograph describes and analyzes how Dalabon speakers express emotions... 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...

  • Haikai Poet Yosa Buson and the Basho Revivalby Cheryl A. Crowley

    BRILL 2007; US$ 121.00

    Uses the haikai verse and paintings of the brilliant, innovative artist Yosa Buson as a focal point from which to explore how early modern Japanese writers competed for artistic authority and social prestige. This book concludes with a discussion of Buson's reception in the modern period, and includes translations of his principal works. 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...

  • Japanese-English Bilingual Visual Dictionaryby DK Publishing

    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...

  • A Frequency Dictionary of Japaneseby Yukio Tono; Makoto Yamazaki; Kikuo Maekawa

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    A Frequency Dictionary of Japanese is an invaluable tool for all learners of Japanese, providing a list of the 5,000 most commonly used words in the language. Based on a100 million word corpus, composed of spoken, fiction, non-fiction and news texts in current use, the dictionary provides the user with a detailed frequency-based list, as well... more...

  • The Modern Japanese Prose Poemby Dennis Keene

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Though the prose poem came into existence as a principally French literary genre in the nineteenth century, it occupies a place of considerable importance in twentieth-century Japanese poetry. This selection of poems is the first anthology of this genre and, in effect, the first appearance of this kind of poetry in English. Originally published in... more...

  • I Wait for the Moonby Momoko Kuroda; Abigail Friedman

    Stone Bridge Press 2014; US$ 12.95

    The first work in English devoted to this modern haiku master, with 100 poems plus commentary on form and technique more...

  • A Hundred Verses from Old Japanby William N. Porter

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    A Hundred Verses from Old Japan , being a translation of the Hyaku-nin-isshiu , was originally collected in the thirteenth century. One of the most popular anthologies of Japanese classical poetry, this collection comprises love poems and "picture poems" describing scenes from nature in tanka form, thumbnail sketches compressed into thirty-one syllables.... more...