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  • Five Faces of Japanese Feminismby Ineko Sata; Samuel Perry

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    This exquisite collection of short fiction by Sata Ineko (1904?1998) offers readers a fascinating glimpse into the lives of women rarely dignified in fiction: glamorous café waitresses, feisty communist activists, a tortured novelist, a soldier?s wife, and single women in Japan?s Korean colony. Her delicately penned portraits challenge the tired,... more...

  • Autumn Wind and Other Storiesby Lane Dunlop

    Tuttle Publishing 1999; US$ 9.99

    "Lane Dunlop's translations read elegantly, and his selection of modern Japanese Stories is both fresh and persuasive." Donald Keene, Japanese scholar, historian, teacher, writer and translator of Japanese literature. The fourteen distinct voices of this collection tell fourteen very different stories spanning sixty years of twentieth-century Japanese... more...

  • Ochikubo Monogatari or The Tale of the Lady Ochikuboby Wilfrid Whitehouse

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 155.00

    The Tale of the Lady Ochikubo dates from the last quarter of the tenth century. It is therefore one of the earliest of that long line of monogatari which are a special part of Japanese literature from the Heian Era. Ochikubo is the first novel: here for the first time is a vivid and realistic chronicle of life, related with a wealth of natural dialogue.... more...

  • Masterpieces of Chikamatsuby Robert Nichols

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    This is a selection of the best plays of Chikamatsu, one of the greatest Japanese dramatists. Master of the marionette and popular dramas, he had, until the publication of this book, remained unknown to western readers owing to the difficulty of translating the work into English. The introduction provides a comprehensive survey of the history of Japanese... more...

  • Building a Better Chinese Collection for the Library of Congressby Chi Wang

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 84.99

    In this collection of essays written by the former head of the Library of Congress Chinese Collection, Chi Wang chronicles the modest beginnings of the Chinese Collection at the Library of Congress and his crusade to transform it into the largest collection and Chinese cultural presence outside Asia. Select writings discuss publication and personnel... more...

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

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.00

    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...

  • This Outcast Generation and Luminous Mossby Taijun Takeda; Yusaburo Shibuya; Sanford Goldstein

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 3.99

    The two novelettes by contemporary Japanese writer Taijun Takeda that are contained in this book were chosen for their overall excellence to be included in our current Library of Japanese Literature series. Both stories are relatively modern, one dealing with an incident of cannibalism in Hokkaido during World War II and the other about the Japanese... more...

  • Alien Riceby Ichiro Kawasaki

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 3.99

    In this perceptive novel of interracial marriage, the author of Japan Unmasked again exposes the harsh realities and strange contradictions of life in post-WWII Japan. Alice Burns, the canny and compassionate daughter of Glasgow workingman, knew almost nothing about her employer's homeland when she started to work in London office of the Tozai... more...

  • The Seasons Callingby James R. McCready; Wakana Kozawa

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 2.99

    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...

  • Victories & Foiblesby David Seegal

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 0.99

    The following haiku verses, written in an American style, are departures from the exacting nature of this Japanese poem. By relaxing the restraints upon subject and style, the American poet gains the opportunity to experiment with and to possibly enhance the classic European examples. Although Japanese savants differ about the precise poetics of haiku,... more...