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  • 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...

  • 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$ 36.35

    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...