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  • A Hundred Verses from Old Japanby William N. Porter

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    A Hundred Verses from Old Japan is an early translation of one of Japan's most famous anthologies of poetry. This gem of Japanese poetry has preserved its charm for almost a century while remaining the most popular of classical poetry anthologies among the Japanese. The Hyaku-nin-isshiu (literally "one hundred poems by one hundred poets")... more...

  • Japanese Words & Their Usesby Akira Miura

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 11.95

    Many students dutifully memorize the simple English equivalents that are usually given for Japanese wordswith the result that they speak poor Japanese. Effective communication requires an understanding of the unique usages of Japanese vocabulary items, which often differ greatly from those of their English "equivalents." Until now, one of the biggest... more...

  • Kazakh in Post-Soviet Kazakhstanby Raikhangul Mukhamedova

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; Not Available

    This volume presents the results of the project ?Kazakh ? Its structure and function in post-Soviet Kazakhstan?. The project was unique in so far as for the first time the Kazakh language was the subject of a scientific project in a Western country. The aim was, on the one hand, to provide a snapshot of Kazakh as it is spoken and written in contemporary... more...

  • Learning Japanese Kanji Practice Book Volume 1by Eriko Sato

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 11.95

    This is an invaluable study guide and practice book for learning basic Japanese kanji. Learning Japanese Kanji Practice Book is intended for beginning students, or experienced speakers who need to practice their written Japanese. Kanji are an essential part of the Japanese language and together with kana ( hiragana and katakana ) comprise written... 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...

  • The Original Modern Reader's Japanese-English Character Dictionaryby Andrew M. Nelson

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 49.95

    "The Japanese government may someday recognize? as it ought to?Tuttle's contribution to creating an intelligent interest in Japan among the English?reading public, and deepening understanding of Japanese overseas."? Hokubei Mainichi (San Francisco) Awarded the 1969 Prize for the Society of the Promotion of International Cultural Relations, this... more...

  • An Outline History of the Japanese Dramaby Frank Alanson Lombard

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    Students of international drama are turning more and more to the study of Japanese drama, desirous to know to what extent its development duplicates or differs from the evolution of drama in other countries. Stimulated by the colour, originality, power, and poetry, they are interested to know more. This title, first published in 1928, traces the general... more...

  • A Pepper-Podby Kenneth Yasuda; John Gould Fletcher

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 2.95

    This collection of Japanese haiku profiles noted poet Kenneth Yasuda and is a welcome addition to the world of haiku. 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... 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...

  • A String of Flowers, Untied . . .by Murasaki Shikibu; Jane Reichhold

    Stone Bridge Press 2001; US$ 18.95

    The love poetry of the Tale of Genji by Lady Murasaki comes alive in an all-new translation. more...