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  • I Wait for the Moonby Momoko Kuroda; Abigail Friedman

    Stone Bridge Press 2014; US$ 12.95

    Momoko Kuroda (b. 1938 in Tochigi Prefecture) is one of the most highly-respected haiku poets in Japan today. She has published five collections of haiku, and authored or co-authored another 22 prose works including essays, season- word compendiums, books on haiku for beginners, and a two-volume set of interviews with notable Showa-era poets. Her... more...

  • Tuttle Japanese for Kids Flash Cardsby Timothy G. Stout

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    A fun and kid-friendly introduction to Japanese! The Tuttle Japanese for Kids Flash Cards ebook is an introductory language learning tool especially designed to help children from preschool through early elementary level acquire basic words, phrases, and sentences in Japanese in a fun and easy way. The flashcards can be used as a learning tool... more...

  • Japanese Death Poemsby Yoel Hoffmann

    Tuttle Publishing 1998; US$ 16.95

    Although the consciousness of death is, in most cultures, very much a part of life, this is perhaps nowhere more true than in Japan, where the approach of death has given rise to a centuries-old tradition of writing jisei , or the "death poem." Such a poem is often written in the very last moments of the poet's life. Hundreds of Japanese death poems,... more...

  • Japanese Words & Their Usesby Akira Miura

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    Many students dutifully memorize the simple English equivalents that are usually given for Japanese words—with 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...

  • Estatuto de la liga filipinaby José Rizal y Alonso

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 1.00

    José Protacio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda (19 de junio de 1861, Calamba-30 de diciembre de 1896, Manila), fue patriota, médico y hombre de letras inspirador del nacionalismo de su país. Rizal era hijo de un próspero propietario de plantaciones azucareras de origen chino. Su madre, Teodora Alonso, fue una de las mujeres más cultas de su época. La... more...

  • El sueño del guerreroby Máximo Gómez Báez

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 1.00

    Máximo Gómez Báez went to Cuba as a cavalry officer in the Spanish army where slavery of blacks and the excesses of colonial officials against the Creoles led to profound changes in his political views. He continued in his work as a soldier and revolutionary. Once independecne was acheived, in no small measure due to his efforts and tactics, Gómez... more...

  • Japanese Women Writers: Twentieth Century Short Fictionby Noriko Mizuta Lippit; Kyoko Iriye Selden

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    "Here are Japanese women in infinite and fascinating variety -- ardent lovers, lonely single women, political activists, betrayed wives, loyal wives, protective mothers, embittered mothers, devoted daughters. ... a new sense of the richness of Japanese women's experience, a new appreciation for feelings too long submerged". -- The New York Times Book... more...

  • Essential Japanese Kanji Volume 1by Kanji Text Research Group University of Tokyo

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 17.95

    Memorize tricky Japanese kanji with ease! Since its publication in 1993, this beginner Japanese workbook and textbook has been a hit with teachers and students for learning basic Japanese kanji characters. Speak, read and write Japanese with this newly revised edition that has been updated and expanded by members of the Kanji Text Research Group... more...

  • The Modern Japanese Prose Poem: An Anthology of Six Poetsby 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...

  • A descriptive grammar of early Old Japanese proseby J.R. Bentley

    BRILL 2001; US$ 155.00

    The oldest written stage of the Japanese language forms the subject of John Bentley's important volume. The underlying texts (also presented here) are those of the religious liturgies (norito) and imperial edicts (A.D. 685). more...