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  • Moderne japanische Literatur in deutscher Übersetzungby Matthias Wittig; Christoph Petermann; Jürgen Stalph

    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...

  • Collection of Equivalent Proverbs in Five Languagesby Albert F. Chang

    Hamilton Books 2012; US$ 29.99

    This book provides a collection of equivalent proverbs in four Asian languages as well as English. Each of the Asian language proverbs is presented with its literal translation in English. Each proverb is explained to point out similarities and differences in the languages due to the differences in culture. 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...

  • 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...

  • Crisis in Identityby Arthur G. Kimball

    Tuttle Publishing 1973; US$ 3.95

    This book is a critical study of ten postwar Japanese novels that focus on man's search for identity in the modern world. With the presentation of the Nobel Prize for Literature to a Japanese author in 1969, the international significance of modern Japanese literature was formally recognized by the Western world. The best indication of the West's... more...

  • Boy in the Twilightby Yu Hua; Allan H. Barr

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.95

    From the acclaimed author of Brothers and To Live : thirteen audacious stories that resonate with the beauty, grittiness, and exquisite irony of everyday life in China.   Yu Hua?s narrative gifts, populist voice, and inimitable wit have made him one of the most celebrated and best-selling writers in China. These flawlessly crafted stories?unflinching... more...

  • Japanese and Western Literatureby Armando Martins Janeira

    Tuttle Publishing 1970; US$ 9.95

    Japanese and Western Literature delves deeply into Japanese culture to discover the concepts that similarize and differentiate Japanese and Western literary creations. Paralleling Japanese literary creations and fundamental thought with those of the West, the author draws many illuminating comparisons: for example, between the novels of Murasaki... more...