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- Tuttle Publishing 2016; US$ 12.99
This collection of Japanese short stories reveals a rapidly changing Japanese society and the deep draw of its traditional culture. The first half of this century saw the coming of age of the Japanese short story. Influenced by Western literary techniques, such innovative writers as Shiga Naoya, Ozaki Shiro, Yasunari Kawabata, Shimaki Kensaku,... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.09
One of the three seminal works of Japanese literature, this beautiful collection of poems and tales offers an unparalleled insight into ancient Japan. Along with the Tale of Genji and One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each, The Tales of Ise is considered one of the three most important works of Japanese literature. A poem-tale collection from the... more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 32.99 US$ 28.37
Roger Jackson provides accurate, accessible translations of three classics of medieval Indian Buddhist mysticism: the "couplet-treasuries" of the great tantric masters Saraha, Kanha, and Tilopa. Since their composition around 1000 CE, these poems have exerted a powerful influence on spiritual life, as well as poetry and song, in India, Nepal, and Tibet.... more...
- NYU Press 2017; US$ 23.80
Set between the rise of the U.S. and Japan as Pacific imperial powers in the 1890s and the aftermath of the latter?s defeat in World War II, Strange Fruit of the Black Pacific traces the interrelated migrations of African Americans, Japanese Americans, and Filipinos across U.S. domains. Offering readings in literature, blues and jazz culture, film,theatre,... more...
- UPA 2008; US$ 35.99
Traveling India in the Age of Gandhi is a study of "armchair" travel writers who journeyed to India during what has often been termed the "Age of Gandhi," placed between 1914?1948. Most of the travel writers surveyed understood this era to be a unique time in world history?in India and elsewhere on the globe. more...
- Aadi Publications 2012; US$ 33.99
Being the 'unacknowledged legislator' of the world a literary artist derives substance for his legislation from diverse sources including politics. In the bewildering modern world which witnesses the overthrow of existing conceptualized versions and definitions political situations have also altered astonishingly. Politics, today, has acquired awesome... more...
- University of Hawaii Press 2015; US$ 65.00
Between 300 and 600 C.E., Chinese writers compiled thousands of accounts of the strange and the extraordinary. Some described weird spirits, customs, and flora and fauna in distant lands. Some depicted individuals of unusual spiritual or moral achievement. But most told of ordinary people?s encounters with ghosts, demons, or gods; sojourns in the... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2016; US$ 15.50
The saga of the Three Kingdoms?which recounts the dramatic story of the civil wars (ca. 180?220 CE) that divided the old Han Empire into the Shu, Wei, and Wu states?remains as popular as ever in China, having served as the basis of not only traditional operas and ballads, but also, in more recent years, of movies, television dramas, and video games.... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99
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...