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  • Oral Literature of Iranian Languages: Kurdish, Pashto, Balochi, Ossetic, Persian and Tajik: Companion Volume IIby Philip G. Kreyenbroek

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Persian literature is the jewel in the crown of Persian culture. It has profoundly influenced the literatures of Ottoman Turkey, Muslim India and Turkic Central Asia. It has been a source of inspiration for Goethe, Emerson, Matthew Arnold and Jorge Luis Borges among others and praised by William Jones, Tagore, E. M. Forster and many more. Yet Persian... more...

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

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 8.95

    In Comrade Loves of a Samurai , the theme of homosexual love between the samurai is 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... more...

  • The Chinese Storyteller's Bookby Michael David Kwan

    Tuttle Publishing 2001; US$ 6.95

    Imagine a universe constructed in layers: At the top is Heaven—where the gods live. Beneath is the Earth, where people dwell. And beneath the Earth lies a magical realm of witches, vampires, ghosts, and immortal foxes capable of assuming human form. This is the universe of Chinese folktale. The nine tales in The Chinese Storytellers Book show what... more...

  • Classic Haikuby Yuzuru Miura

    Tuttle Publishing 1992; US$ 6.95

    Sparrows Playing hide-and-seek Among the tea blossoms. —Kobayashi Issa Haiku, the traditional Japanese verse form composed of seventeen syllables, can express a dramatic scene or philosophical idea in a single line of verse. In this collection, haiku poet Yuzuru Miura has selected and translated poems by past masters such as Basho and Buson, as... more...

  • Haiku Momentby Bruce Ross

    Tuttle Publishing 1993; US$ 18.95

    Kagero Nikki , translated here as The Gossamer Years , belongs to the same period as the celebrated Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikuibu. This remarkably frank autobiographical diary and personal confession attempts to describe a difficult relationship as it reveals two tempestuous decades of the author's unhappy marriage and her growing indignation... more...

  • Three-Cornered Worldby Soseki Natsume; Alan Turney

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    Soseki Natsume is the pen name of Natsume Kin'nosuke, born in 1867 in Japan. A scholar of Chinese, Japanese and English literature, Soseki Natsume has written some of Japan's most beloved novels including I Am a Cat, The Gate (Mon), and And Then. He is so revered in Japan that his image appeared on the 1000 yen note for twenty years. Alan... more...

  • Out of the Eastby Lafcadio Hearn

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 3.95

    Out of the East came wonderful tales by a Westerner who loved the old Japan?devotion, ancestor worship, courtesy, and kindness?and record his feelings for the rest of the world to read. This collection of "reveries and studies," as author and legendary Japanologist Lafcadio Hearn subtitled Out of the East , contains unforgettable tales like "The... more...

  • Inside My Glass Doorsby Natsume Soseki; Sammy I. Tsunematsu

    Tuttle Publishing 2002; US$ 5.95

    Originally published as Garusudo no Uchi in daily serialization in the Asahi newspaper in 1915, before appearing in book form, this is the first time Inside My Glass Doors has been published in English. It is a moving literary reminiscence, a collection of thirty-nine autobiographical essays penned a year before the author's death. Written in... more...

  • Spring Miscellanyby Soseki Natsume; Sammy I. Tsunematsu

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 6.95

    For the first time, English readers have access to Soseki?s Spring Miscellany . Originally published as Eijitu Shohin in serial form in the Asahi newspaper in 1909, before appearing in book form, Spring Miscellany is an pastiche of twenty-five sketches, referred to as shohin (little items), heir to the great zuihitsu tradition of discursive prose.... more...

  • The Izu Dancer and Other Storiesby Yasunari Kawabata; Yasushi Inoue

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 6.95

    This Japanese literature collection contains four translated stories from two of Japan's most beloved and acclaimed fiction writers. The Izu Dancer , Yasunari Kawabata's first work to bring him recognition as a writer, is a novella about six Izu Peninsula travelers. As the six travelers journey together, intimacy develops and friendship overcomes... more...