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  • South Asian Atlantic Literature, 1970-2010by Ruth Maxey

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 119.99

    A major interpretation of recent South Asian diasporic writing and cinema in specifically transatlantic terms Ruth Maxey provides readings of canonical and less well-known South Asian American and British Asian texts and key cinematic works. She explores the formal and thematic tendencies of the works, relating them to gender politics, the marketplace,... more...

  • Songs of Kabirby Kabir; Rabindranath Tagore

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 5.95

    Kabir's poems give off a marvelous radiant intensity." ? The New York Times Book Review. A weaver by trade and a mystic by nature, the 15-century poet Kabir created timeless works of enlightenment that combine the philosophies of Sufism, Hinduism, and the Kabbala. Expressed in imagery drawn from common life and the universal experience, Kabir's... more...

  • The Hunting Gunby Yasushi Inoue; Sanford Goldstein

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 3.95

    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...

  • The Temple of the Golden Pavilionby Yukio Mishima

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 8.95

    This classic story by Japanese master-novelist Yukio Mishima is now available here in digital format. 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... more...

  • Harp of Burmaby Michio Takeyama; Howard Hibbett

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    Michio Takeyama (1903-1984) spent his early years in Seoul, Korea, then a Japanese colony. Primarily an essayist and a scholar of German literature, he was for a time professor of German at elite universities in Tokyo. Takeyama won the prestigious Mainichi Shuppan Bunkasho prize for the Harp of Burma, and its publication propelled him to fame.... more...

  • The River With No Bridgeby Sue Sumii; Susan Wilkinson

    Tuttle Publishing 2005; US$ 18.95

    The River With No Bridge (Hashi no nai kawa) explores with outspoken frankness a subject still taboo in Japan: the intolerance and bigotry faced daily by Japan's largest minority group, the burakumin . Racially no different from other Japanese, over the centuries the burakumin have been cruelly ostracized for their association with occupations... more...

  • Some Prefer Nettlesby Junichiro Tanizaki

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 6.95

    The conflict between traditional and modern Japanese culture is at the heart of this compelling Japanese 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... more...

  • The Tale of Genjiby Murasaki Shikibu; Kencho Suematsu

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    Written centuries before the time of Shakespeare and even Chaucer, The Tale of Genji marks the birth of the novel?and after more than a millennium, this seminal work continues to enchant readers throughout the world. Lady Murasaki Shikibu and her tale's hero, Prince Genji, have had an unmatched influence on Japanese culture. Prince Genji manifests... more...

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

    Tuttle Publishing 2002; US$ 3.95

    First published as Nihyaku Toka in 1906, The 210th Day is published here for the first time in English. Focusing on two strongly contrasting characters, Kei and Roku, as they attempt to climb the rumbling Mount Aso as it threatens to erupt, it is a celebration of personal experience and subjective reaction to an event in the author's life. During... more...

  • River of Fireby O Chong-hui; Ju-Chan Fulton

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 26.99

    O Chonghui is an immensely accomplished author, having won both the Yi Sang and Tongin awards, Korea?s most prestigious prizes for fiction. Translations of her works into Japanese, English, French, and other languages have earned her international acclaim, generating comparisons with Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Munro, and Virginia Woolf. O Chonghui crafts... more...