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  • 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...

  • Gandhi Speaks to Childrenby Meena Bhat

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 8.48

    What did Gandhiji think about his own family and school life? What were his thoughts on the role of the youth in a nation's life? What was his philosophy of Satyagraha, non-violence and truth? Can we emulate his actions and thoughts in the modern world? Children will find Gandhi Speaks inspiring, thought-provoking and pertinent. It is the perfect introduction... more...

  • Asian & Pacific Short Storiesby The Cultural & Social Centre of Asia & Pacific Coucil

    Tuttle Publishing 1974; US$ 3.99

    Readers of Asian & Pacific Short Stories will have the exciting experience of encountering for the first time the recent work of some of Asia's most talented writers. Collected in this anthology are short stories by authors in nine Asian and Pacific countries: Australia, the Republic of China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand,... more...

  • Alaska in Haikuby David Townsend Hoopes; Diana Rystbaek Tillion

    Tuttle Publishing 1972; US$ 0.99

    The winter moonlight The Shadow of the totem pole, Shadow of the spruce. Alaska in Haiku is the flower of the authors' affectionate observation of life in Alaska and if their love of poetry. Sharing an interest in this shortest of all forms of poetry, they found haiku a most gratifying medium to work in. The reader is invited to follow Mrs.... more...

  • Haiku of Hawaiiby Annette Schaefer Morrow

    Tuttle Publishing 1970; US$ 0.99

    This classic collection of Japanese haiku focuses on the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. Poetry is the voice of man's humanity. It that special art form, that private vocabulary, in which the writer speaks to the reader of things they both have known and dreamed together. The seventeen syllables haiku, the most imagistic of all literary art forms of... more...

  • The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei, Volume Fiveby David Tod Roy

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    This is the fifth and final volume in David Roy?s celebrated translation of one of the most famous and important novels in Chinese literature. The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P?ing Mei is an anonymous sixteenth-century work that focuses on the domestic life of Hsi-men Ch?ing, a corrupt, upwardly mobile merchant in a provincial town, who maintains... more...

  • Mistress Orikuby Matsutaro Kawaguchi; Royall Tyler

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99

    "Royall Tyler's translations are nothing short of superbcrisp, restrained, ably balancing the ribald and the profound." Booklist Sensitive, compassionate, and indomitable, Mistress Oriku has abandoned the pleasure trades of Tokyo to run an elegant teahouse on the city's outskirts. Despite her hopes for a quieter, less hectic life, she finds she... more...

  • Essays in Idlenessby Meredith McKinney; Kenko; Chomei

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.09

    These two works on life's fleeting pleasures are by Buddhist monks from medieval Japan, but each shows a different world-view. In the short memoir Hjki , Chmei recounts his decision to withdraw from worldly affairs and live as a hermit in a tiny hut in the mountains, contemplating the impermanence of human existence. Kenko, however, displays a... more...

  • A Lamp to Illuminate the Five Stagesby Je Tsongkhapa; Gavin Kilty; Thupten Jinpa

    Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 59.95

    Tsongkhapa's A Lamp to Illuminate the Five Stages (1419) is a comprehensive presentation of the highest yoga class of Buddhist tantra, especially the key practices - the so-called five stages ( pancakrama ) - of the advanced phase of Guhyasamaja tantra. Beginning with a thorough examination of the Indian sources, Tsongkhapa draws particularly from... more...