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  • Seven Japanese Talesby Junichiro Tanizaki

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    In these seven stories, Tanizaki, the author of The Makioka Sister s explores the territory where love becomes self-annihilation, where the contemplation of beauty gives way to fetishism, and where tradition becomes an instrument of refined cruelty. A young man is erotically imprisoned by the memory of his mother. A tattoo artist transforms the body... more...

  • Rethinking Chinese Popular Cultureby Carlos Rojas; Eileen Chow

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Through analyses of a wide range of Chinese literary and visual texts from the beginning of the twentieth century through the contemporary period, the thirteen essays in this volume challenge the view that canonical and popular culture are self-evident and diametrically opposed categories, and instead argue that the two cultural sensibilities are... more...

  • 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...

  • Classic Haikuby Basho; Asataro Miyamori

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    With the utmost economy and skill, the haiku poet paints a vast mural on a narrow canvas. Working within the strict 17-syllable limits of the traditional Japanese form, Matsuo Basho (1644?1694) and other masters evoke elements of the natural world to conjure up timeless moods and emotions. This volume features dozens of Basho's poems as well as works... more...

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

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    "Rampo is Japan's foremost writer of mystery and tales of suspense."? The Journal of Asian Studies Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination , the first volume of its kind translated into English, is written with the quick tempo of the West but rich with the fantasy of the East. These nine bloodcurdling, chilling tales present a genre of literature... more...

  • Comrade Loves of the Samuraiby Ihara Saikaku; Edward Powys Mathers

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    In Comrade Loves of a Samurai , themes of homosexual love between the samurai are explored. To the old Japanese such love among samurai was quite permissible. The sons of samurai families were urged to form homosexual alliances while youth lasted, and often these loves matured into lifelong companionships. Saikaku describes Japanese love scenes of... more...

  • In Ghostly Japanby Lafcadio Hearn

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    The Japanese have two kinds of ghosts in their folklore?the spirits of the dead, and the spirits of the living. This classic of Japanese literature invites you to take your choice, if you dare. In Ghostly Japan collects twelve ghostly stories from Lafcadio Hearn, deathless images of ghosts and goblins, touches of folklore and superstition, salted... more...

  • The Tale of Genjiby Murasaki Shikibu; Kencho Suematsu

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Written centuries before the time of Shakespeare and even Chaucer, The Tale of Genji marks the birth of the novel?and after more than a millennium, this seminal work continues to enchant readers throughout the world. Lady Murasaki Shikibu and her tale's hero, Prince Genji, have had an unmatched influence on Japanese culture. Prince Genji manifests... more...

  • The Seasons Callingby James R. McCready; Wakana Kozawa

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 12.95

    This collection of haiku and Western-style verse by an American living in Japan brings a special poetic vision to the endless cycle of life, and to its separate rhythmic movements. Readers will find again and again in these pages the sharpened sensibility and clear observation developed by the haiku discipline. One of the aims of this book, according... more...