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  • Three-Cornered Worldby Soseki Natsume; Alan Turney

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    In The Three-Cornered World , an artist leaves city life to wander in the mountains on a quest to stimulate his artistic endeavors. When he finds himself staying at an almost deserted inn, he becomes obsessed with the beautiful and strange daughter of the innkeeper, who is rumored to have abandoned her husband and fallen in love with a priest at... more...

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

    Tuttle Publishing 2002; US$ 12.95

    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$ 12.95

    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... more...

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

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Four stories from two of Japan's most beloved and acclaimed fiction writers. The Izu Dancer was the story that first introduced Kawabata's prodigious talent to the West. This story was originally published in The Atlantic Monthly, in 1958. Stories by Inoue include, “The Counterfeiter,? “Obasute,? and “The Full Moon.? Inoue's stories are at... more...

  • This Generationby Han Han

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 16.00

    For those who follow Chinese affairs, Han Han is as controversial as they come?an irreverent singer, sports celebrity, and satirist whose brilliant blogs and books have made him a huge celebrity with more than half a billion readers. Now, with this collection of his essays, Americans can appreciate the range of this rising literary star and get a fascinating... more...

  • Early Korean Literatureby David McCann

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    Preeminent scholar and translator David R. McCann presents an anthology of his own translations of works ranging across the major genres and authors of Korean writing—stories, legends, poems, historical vignettes, and other works—and a set of critical essays on major themes. A brief history of traditional Korean literature orients the reader to the... more...

  • Tales of Moonlight and Rainby Akinari Ueda; Anthony Chambers

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 23.99

    First published in 1776, the nine gothic tales in this collection are Japan's finest and most celebrated examples of the literature of the occult. They subtly merge the world of reason with the realm of the uncanny and exemplify the period's fascination with the strange and the grotesque. They were also the inspiration for Mizoguchi Kenji's brilliant... more...

  • The Demon at Agi Bridge and Other Japanese Talesby Haruo Shirane; Burton Watson

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    Burton Watson and Haruo Shirane, renowned translators and scholars, introduce English-speaking readers to the vivid tradition of early and medieval Japanese anecdotal (setsuwa) literature. These orally narrated and written tales drew on both local folk tradition and continental sources. Taken from seven major anthologies of anecdotal literature compiled... more...

  • Humans, Beasts, and Ghostsby Zhongshu Qian; Christopher G. Rea

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    Zhongshu Qian was one of twentieth-century China's most ingenious literary stylists, the author of short stories, essays, and a brilliant comedic novel that has inspired generations of Chinese readers. Writing between the early years of the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) and the Communist takeover in 1949, Qian was a pioneering modernist and... more...

  • Just Livingby Steven D. Carter

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 27.99

    One of the best scholar-translators in the field presents a selection of writings by Tonna (1289--1372), an outstanding medieval Buddhist poet-monk, very little of whose work has been translated until now. Tonna was regarded as the leading NijoŻ poet of his day and was known as one of the Four Deva Kings of the Waka. This anthology contains translations... more...