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  • The Nine-Eyed Agateby Heather Stoddard; Jangbu

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 84.99

    The Nine-Eyed Agate is an overview of poetry and prose written between 1984 and 2002 by one of Tibet's most well known contemporary authors and intellectuals, Jangbu. Illustrated by his original sketches and covering a broad spectrum, the author evokes nomadic life, love and betrayal, social upheaval, political satire and mystical revelation. Experimenting... more...

  • Moon Woke Me Up Nine Timesby Matsuo Basho; David Young

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.00

    Vivid new translations of Basho's popular haiku, in a selected format ideal for newcomers as well as fans long familiar with the Japanese master. Basho, the famously bohemian traveler through seventeenth-century Japan, is a poet attuned to the natural world as well as humble human doings; "Piles of quilts/ snow on distant mountains/ I watch both,"... more...

  • Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imaginationby Edogawa Rampo; James B. Harris

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    Collected in this chilling volume are some of the famous Japanese mystery writer Edowaga Rampo’s best stories—bizarre and blood-curdling expeditions into the fantastic, the perverse, and the strange, in a marvelous homage to Rampo's literary "mentor," Edgar Allan Poe. more...

  • Comrade Loves the Samuraiby Ihara Saikaku; Edward Powys Mathers

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    In old Japan, sexual love among the samurai was permissible, and often matured into lifelong companionships. Comrade Loves of the Samurai touches the subject of both normal and abnormal love with honesty and tenderness. more...

  • In Ghostly Japanby Lafcadio Hearn

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    In Ghostly Japan collects twelve stories from celebrated author Lafcadio Hearn. Some of these stories are ghostly and ghastly, while others are wonderfully benign. Whether he's telling a ghost story or explaining a Buddhist proverb, Hearn's writings are never less than enthralling. more...

  • The Hunting Gunby Yasushi Inoue; Sanford Goldstein

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 12.95

    The Hunting Gun , set in the period immediately after the Second World War, is the story of a tragic love affair and its psychological impact - not only on the lovers themselves but on all those close to them. The narrative is related from three points of view: Saiko, the guilt-ridden mistress; Shoko, her pathetic, disillusioned daughter; and Midori,... more...

  • The Tale of Genjiby Murasaki Shikibu; Kencho Suematsu

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Written centuries before the time of Shakespeare and Chaucer, The Tale of Genji marks the birth of the novel--and after more than a millennium, this seminal work about the life and loves of Prince Genji, master poet, dancer, musician and painter, continues to enchant readers throughout the world. more...

  • The Temple of the Golden Pavilionby Yukio Mishima

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    Mizoguchi has been mentally troubled since he witnessed his mother's infidelity in the presence of his dying father. Mizoguchi feels utterly abandoned and alone until he becomes a pdest at Kinka-kuji, a famous Buddhist temple in Kyoto. Failing in his quest to find the warmth of human companionship in the temple, the young man, tormented by the temple's... more...

  • Autumn Wind and Other Storiesby Lane Dunlop

    Tuttle Publishing 1999; US$ 12.95

    Westerners familiar only with stereotypical images of bowing geisha and dark-suited businessmen will be surprised by the cast of characters translator Lane Dunlop introduces in this anthology. Lovers of fiction and students of Japan are certain to find these stories absorbing, engaging and instructive. more...

  • Some Prefer Nettlesby Junichiro Tanizaki

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    The conflict between traditional and modern Japanese culture is at the heart of this novel. Kaname is a smug, modern man living in a modern marriage. He gamely allows his wife to become the lover of another man, an act that does not cure the profound sadness at the heart of their relationship. So Kaname gradually retreats into the protection of... more...