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- Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 16.95
"Royall Tyler's translations are nothing short of superb—crisp, 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... more...
- Iudicium Verlag 2009; US$ 24.54
Das Interesse an japanischer Literatur ist mit ihrer größeren internationalen Sichtbarkeit, nicht zuletzt aufgrund zweier Literatur-Nobelpreise in den Jahren 1968 und 1994, umfassender Übersetzungstätigkeit sowie gestiegener medialer Aufmerksamkeit stetig gewachsen. Literarische Stoffe bilden die Grundlage für Verarbeitungen in anderen Medien wie Film,... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 39.95
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...
- Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99
Scripting Dance in Contemporary India is an edited volume that engages with multiple dance forms of India and their representations. The contributions are eclectic, including writings by both scholars and performers who share their experiential knowledge. more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1966; US$ 3.95
Violent, sensual, and seemingly un-Japanese, the stories in Season of Violence nevertheless depict Japanese teenagers of the present in compulsive but often unconscious revolt against the moral codes of "old Japan." Yet these stories tell of youth who offer no real, modern morality to replace the old—only the anti-morality of indiscriminate sex,... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 2.95
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...
- Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 3.95
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...
- 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...