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  • A Classical Tibetan Readerby Yael Bentor

    Wisdom Publications 2014; US$ 18.95

    A Classical Tibetan Reader answers a long-standing need for well chosen readings to accompany courses in classical Tibetan language. Professor Bentor has built her Tibetan reader out of time-tested selections from texts that she has worked with while teaching classical Tibetan over the past twenty years. She has assembled here a selection of Tibetan... more...

  • Kwaidanby Lafcadio Hearn

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    Known primarily as an early interpreter of Japanese culture and customs, the famous writer Lafcadio Hearn also wrote ghost stories?"delicate, transparent, ghostly sketches"?about his adopted land. Many of the stories found in Kwaidan , "stories and studies of strange things," are based on Japanese tales of long ago told to him by his wife; others... more...

  • The Hunting Gunby Yasushi Inoue; Sanford Goldstein

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 12.95

    The Hunting Gun , set in the period immediately after the Second World War, is the story of a tragic love affair and its psychological impact - not only on the lovers themselves but on all those close to them. The narrative is related from three points of view: Saiko, the guilt-ridden mistress; Shoko, her pathetic, disillusioned daughter; and Midori,... more...

  • Darkness in Summerby Takeshi Kaiko; Cecilia Segawa Seigle

    Tuttle Publishing 2005; US$ 16.95

    "This intensely modern novel … provides vivid insights into the alienated condition of a certain type of Japanese whom we may so often glimpse in the streets of Rome or New York—intelligent, perceptive, and desperately lost between two worlds."—Ivan Morris, author of The Nobility of Failure Darkness in Summer is the first serious work of Japanese... more...

  • The 210th Dayby Natsume Soseki; Sammy I. Tsunematsu

    Tuttle Publishing 2002; US$ 12.95

    The 210th Day reveals another facet of Soseki's skills. Written almost entirely in dialogue form, it demonstrates Soseki's vivid imagination and his gift for striking images. It follows two friend's attempt to climb the rumbling Mount Aso as it threatens to erupt- recording their banter about their backgrounds, behaviors, and reactions to the... more...

  • I Am a Catby Natsume Soseki; Aiko Ito; Graeme Wilson

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95

    Written over the course of 1904-6, Soseki Natsume's comic masterpiece, I Am a Cat , satirizes the foolishness of upper-middle-class Japanese society during the Meiji era. With acerbic wit and sardonic perspective, it follows the whimsical adventures of a world-weary stray kitten who comments on the follies and foibles of the people around him. A... more...

  • Harp of Burmaby Michio Takeyama; Howard Hibbett

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    Harp of Burma is Japan's haunting answer to Germany's well-known requiem for the First World War, All Quiet on the Western Front . Winner of the prestigious Mainichi Shuppan Bunkasho prize, and the subject of an acclaimed film by Ichikawa Kon, Harp of Burma portrays a company of Japanese troops who are losing a desperate campaign against British... more...

  • Some Prefer Nettlesby Junichiro Tanizaki

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    The conflict between traditional and modern Japanese culture is at the heart of this novel. Kaname is a smug, modern man living in a modern marriage. He gamely allows his wife to become the lover of another man, an act that does not cure the profound sadness at the heart of their relationship. So Kaname gradually retreats into the protection of... more...

  • The Temple of the Golden Pavilionby Yukio Mishima

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    Mizoguchi has been mentally troubled since he witnessed his mother's infidelity in the presence of his dying father. Mizoguchi feels utterly abandoned and alone until he becomes a pdest at Kinka-kuji, a famous Buddhist temple in Kyoto. Failing in his quest to find the warmth of human companionship in the temple, the young man, tormented by the temple's... more...

  • Night, Againby Linh Dinh

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    A couple's scheme to get rich by killing their father backfires, leaving them in charge of a cripple. In heaven, a baby, dead through neglect, tells his playmates: "Life down there is just one long sleep." A young soldier, saved by a stranger, can never again find her to thank her. A man carries a massive clock. Using a variety of techniques and styles,... more...